Guys.... Looking for advice.... Started the LC today.... It's not running strong on r/h cylinder and there's a hint of mayonnaise in the r/h exhaust pipe.... Would this be head gasket or maybe something else..... When I drained the coolant there's no oily residue in it, but the trans oil looks a bit strange.....
What does everyone think...
The spark plug on the right is out of that cylinder as well
Water in the trans could be simply a water pump seal or even the water tube oring. But it could be something else as well. Time to disassemble the engine to see ! Winter and Lockdown makes this a reasonable time to do this G'luck
I dismantled the engine today... First time ever..... Not too difficult, but there appears to be foam (bubbles) in the trans oil..... Don't know if it's the seal or the o ring, both appear ok, but I will change them and the crank seals anyway...... My dilemma is how do I know if the crank needs a recon and a rebore too..... Don't want to do these jobs if really not necessary.... I need someone to cast an eye over them to see if they are serviceable..... I'm near Basildon Essex....cheers 👍
Could of been o ring on coolant pipe which goes into top crankcase from water pump, does not explain milk in the exhaust though? So if engine sounded ok mechanical a full seal,gasket change would be ok.