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Condenstation in engine?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big dan, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I just got home and checked my engine before starting it and it had a little bit of the grey gunk that happens when water gets mixed with the oil. I checked it out and i can find it on the pvc valve and breather tube but not in the crankcase or anywhere else. could condesation after sitting for a week cause this to happen or do i have a bad pvc valve? ive been having problems with the pvc valve also, it rattles like its suppose to and has plenty of vaccum but i dont think it is working right, how can i tell if it is? thanks
     
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    If it rattles, it works. Couldn't tell ya about the condensation though.
     
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    How long do you let it sit in between runs?
     
  4. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It usually sits about a week while im at school. gas mileage is too bad to drive back and forth so it usually only gets drove on the weekend. thanks.
     
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    Condensation can build up if the engine is not run at operating temperature for a while. It will also build up if the PCV valve isn't working correctly. I change my PCV valve everytime I change my air filter, they don't cost too much.
     
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    i have the same problem with my quad but its from mud and deep water so i put a new o ring on the cap for fillin it with oil scine its close to the bottom and it seems to help now lol i gotta do is replace the rings so i can keep oil in it lol

    Jason

    "keep on truckin"
     

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