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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 11:20 PM
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Posted By tockit
I don't have a picture of the piston and cylinder...

I don't have a picture of the piston and cylinder head, but it doesn't really look that much different than the others. I cleaned everything up and looked at all the mating surfaces around the water...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By tockit
Here's a picture of the head gasket. Not a very...

Here's a picture of the head gasket. Not a very good one.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By tockit
I don't see any evidence of a crack. I guess I...

I don't see any evidence of a crack. I guess I could hit everything. I did find one of the head gaskets on the aft right cylinder with the cylinder ring in the gasket split. I was wondering if that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By tockit
Since you mentioned a problem in the valley, one...

Since you mentioned a problem in the valley, one thing I found that might be my problem is a hole in the valley behind the forward wall, aft of where the distributor drops into the block. That paper...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By tockit
How do you determine if a water jacket in the...

How do you determine if a water jacket in the lower block is cracked? Right now I have it torn down to the short block. Going further would probably require pulling the engine. Is that the only way?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By tockit
351 Water in Oil Question?

I found the aft right freeze plug pushed out into my bilge one day last winter after a hard freeze. I replaced the freeze plug back in May, then ran the engine for about 20 minutes. Afterwards the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
You had water coming out of the cylinder but the...

You had water coming out of the cylinder but the oil was clean? That doesn't sound right unless I'm misunderstanding you.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
You're talking about pulling the intake manifold,...

You're talking about pulling the intake manifold, correct?
Was there a fix for your crack in the valley or did you have to buy another block?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
Any particular way to narrow that down, short of...

Any particular way to narrow that down, short of yanking and tearing into it?

Also, I've read several old posts where people say that they had water in the oil after a freeze plug replacement and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
No external leaks, but I have water in the oil...

No external leaks, but I have water in the oil from somewhere.

I also had a freeze plug beside the starter push out one night last winter. I put a new freeze plug in and ran it for 15 - 20 minutes....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
Cracked manifold wouldn't show up on a...

Cracked manifold wouldn't show up on a compression check would it? Where do they usually crack?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
I appreciate the reply. I wasn't sure about how...

I appreciate the reply. I wasn't sure about how water flowed through the exhaust manifolds. How common is a gasket splitting or blowing out from freezing?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
I had the rags in there fairly loose. The left...

I had the rags in there fairly loose. The left one even fell out.
My son just told me he stuffed it back in there pretty tight.
My water in the cylinders didn't show up until after he did that.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
Put a rag in each exhaust pipe where flaps are...

Put a rag in each exhaust pipe where flaps are under the ski deck.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
I'd like to know the answer to this myself. I...

I'd like to know the answer to this myself. I still can't find the leak in my engine, but I have water in the oil from somewhere.

I tried restricting the water pressure coming out of the exhaust...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By tockit
Here's what I'm going to try on my engine with...

Here's what I'm going to try on my engine with the same problem tomorrow:

First, pull all the spark plugs, and look for any really clean plug/s.
Hook the water hose up to the water intake and try to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-04-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By tockit
It's not from condensation. I wish it were! I...

It's not from condensation. I wish it were!
I ran it for 15 minutes and the oil is milky all the way up the dip stick.

A guy at work told me to pull all the spark plugs, and look for a really clean...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By tockit
Are there freeze plugs in the heads? Seems like...

Are there freeze plugs in the heads? Seems like I've read about that but can't remember. Where was your block cracked at?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By tockit
'89 Tristar Freeze Plug/Block Question?

I screwed up this past winter and didn't winterize my boat. I had it garaged with a drop lamp in the engine compartment. Long story, short, the light quit on a 20 degree night and one of my freeze...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By tockit
No problem. Thanks Skier!

No problem. Thanks Skier!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By tockit
Guys, please. If you want to argue about the...

Guys, please. If you want to argue about the terminology, start a freeze plug thread. I'm trying to figure out the best way to fix my boat in this one!
Thanks
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By tockit
Well, I just got back from looking things over...

Well, I just got back from looking things over good and draining the remaining water, etc.
I may have gotten lucky, but it will probably be Spring before I know for sure.
No visible cracks on the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By tockit
I hope you're right! I've never been lucky...

I hope you're right! I've never been lucky though. The one that popped on mine is by the starter too.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By tockit
I haven't looked at the exhaust manifolds close...

I haven't looked at the exhaust manifolds close yet. To be honest, I'm scared too.
I remember last year when I winterize it, they had quite a bit of water in them.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By tockit
Yes, there was about a quart of water in the...

Yes, there was about a quart of water in the bilge where the freeze plug was lying. That's what caught my attention.
FWIW, the freeze plug that popped out was in good condition and didn't look that...
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