markviii wrote:Antifreeze in the oil? My money is on the intake gaskets...nearly ALL of them fail on those engines.
This one either had no piston rings left, or no valve guides/seals left on the #3 cylinder. It used to foul that spark plug with oil every 5-7 days, until I installed a de-fouler. It burned a quart every 50 miles, so that just totally dumped raw fuel straight into the crankcase. Not a hint of a coolant leak though - that was the one fluid we never had to top off.
But I will say that I found the intake gaskets on the Jimmy motor were cracked in several places around the coolant port on the passenger side. Probably the reason for the unexplained & sporadic rise in oil level ... and corresponding coolant loss ... AND the coolant/moisture squirt out the drain plug, among 500 other problems.
Just pulled that stupid spider assembly & intake manifold off today.
SMITTY wrote: I actually snagged it & got it back
Lucky! Why would you even think you could? LOL Good move. Nice fish! An Ipod for a fish, huh? Seems it was only about $100 a pound. ... )
I know right? Who would've thought I'd ever see it again! Yeah I was shocked .... I figured a 10 lb. bass would take the bait while it was at the bottom, & drag it halfway across the lake! I was starting to believe that scenario after an hour had passed with no luck. I was ready to gear down & dive in - I wasn't leaving that lake without it, come hell or ... 6' of water.
Thanks Freddy! That fish was about the only thing to go right that day. I seem to have many days that go that way!
freetown fred wrote:KOOOOL, camo for fishin