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Old 02-06-2012, 09:26 AM
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brand new rebuild, black oily looking antifreeze

question. finally got the studebaker out for a drive. got some tweaks to do, but this bgi issue was I used a plain plastic hose for my overfill, (didnt think fluis would hit it on a test run), and natually it blew. Well I noticed inside the somewhat clear overfill container the antifreeze looked black. Luckily the plastic hose blew when I got back and pulled in the garage. Well what spewed out was black water. Still smelled like antifreeze, and pretty much water like in consistency, but oil black w/ a slight sheen to it. I wiped it off everything easily, but its a concern. This is a brand new rebuilt 350, on its first slow drive for gas, and a brand new aluminum radiator. My engine oil is perfect and looks brand new, no smell. My trans is the same. Temp was ok, would have never known there was an issue if the little overfil line didnt burst.
Ive heard this could have been from part of the build process, and everything else under the sun. I plan to flush the be-gezers out of it and see if it continues. I "think" im throwing a photo on of the fluid left in the overfill after the burst. any ideas?
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:42 AM
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did you flush the waterjackets/etcafter the blocks date with the hot tank?
also did you flush/clean the heater core?
could be the rubber hose if it was junk..
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:48 AM
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I didnt build the motor so I dont know if it got flushed. as far as the black hose, the blown area looks stretched and less black, so its possible. im thinking a flush or two will hopefully take care of it.
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Does the radiator have an internal transmission cooler. If so it could be leaking. Could have also been crap left in the block after cleaning. It is not normal but if they didn't knock out the freeze plugs there could have been a lot of crap left in the water jacket.
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its not the trans cooler, it would look like a pink milkshake it that was the case I'm voting for block wasn't flushed after hot tanking. need to remove the rad and flush it good too.
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No internal trans cooler attached. I got the motor w/ the project rebuilt, so I dont know if it was properly cleaned or not. Im banking on poor cleaning practices when it was built. Im going to knock out a bunch of flushes and see where that leaves me. Ive heard calgon works, but ive actually got a bottle of flush from another project.
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so, flush wise. pour in the stuff.... run it a little pour it out until hopefully its not black. am I missing anything?
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so, flush wise. pour in the stuff.... run it a little pour it out until hopefully its not black. am I missing anything?
If you have one that is accessible, knock out a freeze plug and run water through everything until it comes out the freeze plug hole. Most any other process is going to leave some crap in the bottom of the water jackets.
If you cant, at least pull one of the block drains.
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remove rad hoses. and block drains, remove tstat and take a garden hose and flush from the intake down, If it was me I would go ahead and remove the WP and flush through the block openings also. I wouldn;t run anymore of that nasty mess through a good aluminum rad. make sure to flush the rad seperatly and out of the car, that way you can turn it up and down and sideways to get out all the chunks.
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So is this black gunk oily or is it more a powder floating on the water? Of course it might be fun trying to differentiate between oil and antifreeze.
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So is this black gunk oily or is it more a powder floating on the water? Of course it might be fun trying to differentiate between oil and antifreeze.
scoop some up in a glass jar and let it sit for a few days it will seperate if its oil and water. and if its sediment it will sink to the bottom and you can tell what it is.
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