posted August 12, 2005 09:24 AM
The continuing sage...
As stated in an earlier post,while sitting in the staging area, the temps were getting up to around 200, 210 (during the race, it didn’t seem to change much either way, i.e. lower or higher). And after its initial race, once I was back at the shop, took the radiator cap off and it took almost 2 gallons of water to fill the car back up.
Also, while sitting on the track during a "Red" in the Feature, the car just died while idling and had to be pushed back to the pits. However, it did start up again later and a couple of other times we've started it and it sounded fine.
Anyway, I thought maybe, as was suggested by others, that the rad cap was bad, so I replaced it.
While topping off the raditator last night, noticed the water was off-color. Unfortunately it looks like they are bigger problems than just a defective radiator cap. Oil in the water (or is that water in the oil?).
(Related note: Earlier in the week, I had drained 2 cups of oil into a measuring cup to see if the oil looked murky or chocolate milk like. It looked fine, but I guess I didn't properly account for water/oil seperation)
So what should I suspect? I know this is usually a result of cracked heads or cylinder or cylinders, but how does one determine which it is? or could it be something as simple as a blown head gasket?
Appreciate any help y’all
[This message has been edited by Limited Mod 57 (edited August 12, 2005).]