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I may be in big trouble,HELP!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blopez, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. blopez

    blopez Registered Member

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    Ok here'sthe deal; I went to change the oil in my truck (see below), and out came about 13 quarts of watery oil! I am hoping it's not a head gasket.

    Is there somekind of oil cooling system that could acount for all that water? If there is how do I know? I amnew to this and need some help.

    Thanks,

    Brian

    1972 GMC Jimmy
    454 CID Engine
     
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    How long was the water in there? Was it run like that? I'd say it's time to replace every bearing in the motor if it has run more than a few seconds like that.
     
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    Only other thing I can think of is intake manifold gasket.
     
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    Ihave know idea it seemed to run fine the starter went out, so i replaced it drove around the blocktoa flat spot and drained the oil. and here i am
     
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    Did it come out looking like a milkshake (oil and water mixed) or was the water seperate?

    Your not likely to have an oil cooler on that rig. You either lost a head or intake gasket, or possibly had a head or block crack. Or someone mistook the oil filer cap for the radiator cap :doah: Is your radiator low on water now?
     
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    It didn't look seperated, It was just like thin black oil
     
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    Raditor not low now
     
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    That sounds more like someone didn't change the oil for too long... if you have water in your oil it will look brownish with white foam like a milkshake.
     
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    Did you just buy the truck?
     
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    Oil and water mix to look like a chocolate milk shake.

    Does the oil smell like gasoline? Sounds like you may just have a ruptured fuel pump diaphragm.
     
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    But why so much? WHat sould I do? I am filling it back up right now but am afraid to trun it over.
     
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    yep, just like harry said... did it smell like gas? If the fuel pump goes out it can fill the crankcase with gas.
     
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    I am going to check for gasoline smell and check the oil level, and I'll get back to you guys! Thanks
     
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    The oil smells of gasoline and is mixed very evenly like gasoline and water would mix not like water and oil, and is jet black. so what now?
     
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    New mechanical or electric fuel pump. There's a gasket and a seal that are supposed to keep the gas from gettin into the crankcase.

    Hop into a different vehicle and trundle on down to your favorite auto parts supplier and obtain a new pump.

    Oh and thank your lucky stars that it wasn't something more serious.

    Good luck.
     
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    Install a new fuel pump. :cool1:

    Do NOT keep driving the truck!!! Gasoline is a very poor lubricant. :wink1:
     
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    Pretty good solvent though. :haha:
     
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    Thanks guys that seems to be it. just install new fuel pump and she should be ok? I just put new oil in, and haven't turned the engine over yet is that oil still good or do I need to change again?
     
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    I'm thinkin that it'll prolly be fine.
     
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    If it was my engine, I would drive it around and let it warm up after the pump change. Then check the oil and make certain that the level isn't rising any more. Then I would change the oil one more time, just to make sure that all the gas (and the crap that it dislodged from the engine internals) was all out of the crank case. An extra few quarts of oil and a new filter are WAY less expensive than an engine rebuild. :wink1:
     

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