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99 ACCORD WATER IN OIL

posted Mar 05, 2016 01:55:02 by GILBERT SANCHEZ
GOD bless you my brothers.
Yesterday I finally finished the head on my 99 accord after 4 months of trying. I have been to busy to work on it thank GOD. I started the car and it ran fine no misfire engine was smooth. Then I noticed the radiator was low so I add water, did not put coolant because I was going to do a flush. Turned the car off checked oil level and water in oil. Car never over heated before I replaced the gasket nor did it over heat this time. Question is has anyone had this happen to them read it could be a crack in the block but how can I verify that?
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Chris said Mar 05, 2016 03:01:30
When I'm checking for a liner leak on a diesel I usually drop the oil pan and pressurize the cooling system and look up the cylinder wall from below. If there is coolant leaking by the liner its overhaul time. Kinda different on a car but theoretically if the block is cracked In between cylinders this would work.
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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Mar 05, 2016 03:23:41
GOD bless you brother.
I pressureised the radiator and I hear air leaking. I will take off the oil pan on Monday GOD willing and see if I can spot the leak. Thank you brother.
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AndyMacFadyen said Mar 05, 2016 07:43:57
Slow down before you rip the oil pan it would be the last part I would remove --- how much water is in the oil ?

Could water have go in the oil pan after you drained it before you lifted the cylinder head? I know the cylinder block is an open deck design but I thought it used cast-in cylinder liners.
Have you used the correct cylinder-head gasket, is it fitted the correct side facing upwards ?


"Rust never sleeps"
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Tyler said Mar 06, 2016 01:45:16
Maybe before you drop the pan, drain the oil and watch what comes out carefully? Like Andy said, I've gotten coolant into the crankcase before, during head jobs.

Also, where do you hear the air escaping from, exactly?
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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Mar 11, 2016 03:02:46
GOD bless you my brothers.
I have not been able to work on my car yet but like I said I have been working on it for a long time. I just have not had the time to work on it and the oil plug has been off this hole time. I put about 4qt. and got 1 1/2 gal. out. When I put air in the rad it will blow out of oil drain plug . As soon as I get time I will get back on this and give an update thanks for the help.
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Tyler said Mar 11, 2016 14:45:59
I put about 4qt. and got 1 1/2 gal. out.


O_O Wow!

When I put air in the rad it will blow out of oil drain plug . As soon as I get time I will get back on this and give an update thanks for the help.


That sucks :-( I had my fingers crossed for a false positive. Sorry to hear that, sir!
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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Mar 15, 2016 00:25:46
GOD bless you my brothers.
Yes it does brother, I just want to find the leak and verify it. I hope I can get to it soon thank you brother.
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AndyMacFadyen said Mar 15, 2016 13:00:50
I have worked on more than a few these even owned one but I as I have never had to lift the cylinder head on one I can't recall if it used drop in cylinder liners -- if it does you might have disturbed a liner when lifting the head, if not I would look to a cylinder head gasket related issue.
"Rust never sleeps"
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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Apr 08, 2016 20:07:10
GOD bless you my brothers.
I took the oil pan off to find the leak as bro. Chris suggested and pressurized the cooling system. Well it as leaking so bad I could not stay under the car to see the leak. I took off the engine turned it upside down put pressure on cooling system and it held pressure tuned it upright put pressure again and water pouring out of crankcase again it starts to leak at about 5psi and will not hold any pressure. Can someone please explain. I will lift engine as soon as it stops raining and I guess I will have to get wet. Thank you
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AndyMacFadyen said Apr 09, 2016 22:44:45
My guess would be the engine uses drop in "wet" cylinder liners and you disturbed a liner seal when lifting the head, the only other realistic possibilties are a head gasket related issue or crack probably in a cylinder liner.
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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Apr 10, 2016 23:19:55
God bless you my brothers.
Brother Andy I get that could of disturbed a liner but when I put the engine on a stand and flip it upside down I get no leak? The leak should not stop just because I turn the engine up side down.
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Chris said Apr 11, 2016 06:00:05
If that water is not around the cylinder it won't leak fluid. It may show up if you spray it down with soapy water. Look for bubbles.
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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Apr 11, 2016 19:42:20
GOD bless you my brothers.
Brother Chris with water in engine right side up it leaks, without water right side up it does not hold pressure.
Now with engine up side down it holds pressure I turn the crank and I get bubbles from pin hole on piston.

engine on stand right side up


engine up side down
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