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Old 04-18-2012, 11:17 PM
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Got a little puzzle to solve.

I had the rear of the car jacked up in the air today doing a mod on the exhaust openings noticed a drip coming out of the strainer oil plug sending unit. I was not oil, not gas...............water.

I put a cup under it to catch it to see how much and what it was turned out to be about two table spoons of brownish water.

proceeded to open the drain plug got oil.

I'm using vavoline vr1 30 race oil because of the zink in it. I have change it a 3 times so far it always seems to be a greenish tint almost a little milky.

when I drained a little out it this time it was basically the same coloration.

My car has to sit outside I wonder if I'm getting water down the carbs.

I know the bonnet is not totally water proof and we have had some pretty severe weather lately.

1st does anybody else use this oil and does it seem a little greenish in color.

I just rebuilt the motor and I know the motor is clean inside or was when I rebuilt it.

before I rebuilt it i saw a little milky stuff in one of the valve covers dismissed it as condensation.

got to say im just a little frustrated can anybody explain it
Going to change my oil again tomorrow.

Going to try another brand maybe synthetic i could a zinc additive.
I just wonder if the zinc in the oil is what is causing the funny discoloration


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Old 04-19-2012, 08:56 AM
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Hmm. that doesn't sound good, but it could simply be condensation that's formed. The milky coating on valve covers is pretty common on cars that don't get run on a regular basis; it usually burns off when the engine gets up to operating temperature.
I'm not familiar with that oil, so I can't comment on what it would look like. Really, all you need is straight 30 weight and a zinc additive like ZDDT (ZDDPlus™ - ZDDP for Classic, Muscle Cars & More). Two tablespoons of watery sludge I don't think is a major concern as it would emulsify and evaporate with the engine heat. If you got out a half pint, then yes, definitely cause for concern! Being stored outside you might want to find a way to run the engine for an hour or so every week to help keep that condensation at bay.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:05 AM
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a pic is a thousand words
I think water is running down the sail panel right into the motor I had the air cleaners off for the last month or two

need to find a way to seal the hatch
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:11 PM
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Or put diverters around your air filters. That wouldn't explain water in the oil, though, only water in the cylinders... probably a little worse than the first!
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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Well I hope I have solved the problem if its not condensation where in the heck could it come fromi have blocked the water from the Wheels and the ground. I will build Shields around the sides of the carbs to keep the water out. not sure what else I can do
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:50 PM
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Or put diverters around your air filters. That wouldn't explain water in the oil, though, only water in the cylinders... probably a little worse than the first!
there could not be much o damage to the cylinders its only been back together for a month at the latest have not started it but for or five time
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:13 PM
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At the most ...... Sorry for the typo
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changed the oil very little water in the oil not sure where it would come from other than condensation worried for nothing i guess
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