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Best way to flush water in oil

Postby ShawnAgne » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:43 pm

Looks like I have some water in the oil. Was going to change the oil but was wondering what the best way to make sure I have all the water out of the motor is. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Best way to flush water in oil

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:06 pm

If it's due to a coolant leak, drain it. Oil floats on top of water so the water will be in the bottom of the pan. I've never been good at getting the bottom of the pan drained so maybe carefully park your cub on the side of a steep hill before draining the oil.
Anyone have creative ideas other than pulling the pan?

If the water is from condensation over the winter, then just give it a good workout.
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Re: Best way to flush water in oil

Postby ricky racer » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:22 pm

Is the water from condensation or a leaking head gasket, cracked head or block?
If it's condensation, run the tractor long enough to allow it to remove the moisture. Probably a good hour or so.
If it's coolant begin your search to determine where it's coming from and make the necessary repairs.
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Re: Best way to flush water in oil

Postby ShawnAgne » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:06 am

The motor is a brand new motor built by Art. He said run it for 10hr then change the oil. So there should be no cracks or leaks, just noticed some white sludgy stuff on the dipstick. So since its been around 10hr just wanted to get it all out. I can pull the pan if needed as its no problem and I have a new gasket.
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Re: Best way to flush water in oil

Postby Urbish » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:17 am

If you have no reason to believe that new water is being introduced to the crankcase, just change the oil and go run it around for a couple of hours. Any residual moisture will boil off with the engine hot. If you do that and still see signs of moisture, like Ricky said, it's time to track down where it is coming from.

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Re: Best way to flush water in oil

Postby Stevetractor » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:26 am

If it's a long dipstick engine and the weather is cool I wouldn't worry too much. Make sure head has been retorqued after first heat cycle and I do it again at first oil change. Try slightly restricting air flow though radiator with a piece of cardboard to bring up engine temperature a bit to help burn off condensation.

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Re: Best way to flush water in oil

Postby ShawnAgne » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:49 am

Ok I haven't retorqued the head yet, and yes it is a long dipstick engine (184) I have on the cub.
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