Worked on putting the boat away yesterday. After re-trqing the heads decided to warm it up and and drain the watery oil out of it. Good and bad Found the drivers side head gasket it leaking water out of it. Looks like the head needs to come off this winter for a new head gasket.
I guess I could run it in some sandy water and maybe it will plug.
Anyway got the oil warm and then drained it, or pumped it out. I've had this pump for 21 year's it works great once the oil is warm:
Oh, did a warm cranking compression test on 4 holes to see how it compared to the last cold one. The two hole's that cranked 175 psi cold cranked 187 psi warm and two that cranked 185 psi cold cranked 192 warm.
So after I drained the oil I did a leak down test, I know Zero-Gap rings are out of favor now (these have been in the engines since 2000 they took a 4 year rest but they have been through several hone jobs now a bunch of Nitrous and seem to be holding their own) but it sure is cool to do a leak-down and see number's like this:
Four cylinders at 0 % leak, two at 1%, and two at 2%. Just pisses me off I have to pull the head to fix the water leak :
I'll back off the rocker's and work on it in Feb or March. Maybe I'll send the intake manifold off to get Jet-Hot coated while it's off.
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