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Old 10-11-2011, 12:03 AM
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On many new builds, guys put it together, throw it in, crank it up, break it in then drive it. A week later they go back to adjust the valves then look in the covers and see water mixed with oil and right away go into panic mode thinking it`s got a blown head gasket, but that`s not the case. Since parts are new, they have to seat up plus get used to constant hot and cold usage. During this time, there`s alot more condensation going on inside the engine than normal and it comes out with the blowby making it look like it`s excessive. This is why the watery looking oil is in the top of the valve cover, as after it`s shut down, the condensation rises to the highest point in the engine which is the valve covers. Take your rod for a ride and get it up to normal speed, then when you know a stop sign is coming up but still a ways off, let off the gas and down shift a gear, and let the gears slow the vehicle down, when it gets low as it can go and it`s no longer slowing the vehicle down, go down another gear. Repeat this several times then you can be assured the rings are broke in. Also I`ll ask what oil are you using and what oil did you use during the cam break in period?
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