1 engine oil in water reservoir on Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:01 am
an issue that has been with me for a while .
i have engine oil in my water reservoir ,
first thing that comes to mind is that i have an oil pump seal leakage to the water pump .
its kinda a mind bender this one as i havent done my waterpump seal replacement and not familiar with the possibilities of the leak being somewhere else ...like head gasket ...(shudder )
the leak itself isnt both ways ...ie: there is definatly no water in the oil of the sump
the breather at the bottom of the oil/water pump seems to be clean ....but that doesnt preclude it being blocked , discguising the problem .
i imagine the oil pump would have enough presure to bleed into the water system , given that the oil pump shaft seal was knackered
this has been happening for some time i imagine, it doesnt seem to be getting worse .
is my thinking right ? water -oil pump refurbish required .
ill probe the drain hole tommorrow to see if in fact its clear (someone couldnt have possibly blocked it could they ?)
i cant think of another location where a possible track may have developed between these 2 systems
thoughts please gents