After a full rebuild including new liners I fired up the engine for the first time this morning, only took about 5 cranks and away it went, I ran it for a few minutes then turned it off. After about an hour I checked the water level in the rad and it needed topping up when I checked the oil it was a creamy white but there was no oil in the cooling system. So I assume it’s either the head gasket or the liners ??. The liners were a nice fit into the cylinder and I used a high temp sealing compound around the bottom step in the liner. Anyone come across this problem in the past, I’m hoping it’s the head gasket as it’s easier to solve regards Roger
If you do end up taking the head gasket of check the line up of the holes. over the years the gaskets have changed and the block and head holes dont line up. You can file them to fit making sure you dont get swarf in the holes.
Fault finding update, drained the coolant and put fresh oil in the engine to protect all steel surfaces, then performed a compression test with the results as follows From the front of the engine cylinders 1, 2 and 3 all read 122 PSI, cylinder 4 reads 90 so looks like time to take the head off.
I think I had 2 issues, low compression on i cylinder and a separate water leak into the sump both unrelated. The low compression is an easy fix. The water leak is proving more of a challenge, the block is flat and none of the water gallery holes particularly corroded. The head is NOS but has a slight warp and a few small dents in the surface, so the head has been given a light skim and as a precaution I plan to use a smear of jointing compound on a new gasket then when fitted I will pressure test the system to ensure no more water drains into the sump.
Hi Chazzz Welcome to the forum. A better idea would have been to instead of hijacking someone's thread, to start your own with maybe a bit of an introduction from yourself, being your first post and all that (there is a section for intros) what you'll find then is you'll get a better response from the members for your request for information :-)
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