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    im interested in getting a sanger with a 460 ford in it he says that there is sometimes a milky residue on the dip stick and sometimes there is none he says its due to moisture from the basset headers is that true im thinking a crackted block maybe need better gaskets dont know any advice would be great thanks

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    maybe due to reversion, intake gasket leak, or head gasket leak. Pressure test will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speeddeemon View Post
    im interested in getting a sanger with a 460 ford in it he says that there is sometimes a milky residue on the dip stick and sometimes there is none he says its due to moisture from the basset headers is that true im thinking a crackted block maybe need better gaskets dont know any advice would be great thanks

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    I have seen that happen a lot. If they run to much water out the headers(assuming its got headers) or below 1500 rpms. It would be easy to see with a test run. I have adjusted the water settings on a friends boat that thought he had a blown head gasket ( which also had milkey water) and after taking away some of the water and bringing the water temp up, all the water evaporated(clean oil). Its not always a cracked block or gasket, but could be, thats why I would always test drive everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosfomoco View Post
    I have seen that happen a lot. If they run to much water out the headers(assuming its got headers) or below 1500 rpms. It would be easy to see with a test run. I have adjusted the water settings on a friends boat that thought he had a blown head gasket ( which also had milkey water) and after taking away some of the water and bringing the water temp up, all the water evaporated(clean oil). Its not always a cracked block or gasket, but could be, thats why I would always test drive everything!
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    Many times people run way too much water to the headers to keep the chrome from bluing. The draw back is reversion. In some cases the reversion is so bad it gets into the crankcase. The other issue is that the motor never gets hot enough to evaporate the water, condensation that is in the engine.

    There was a guy at the Sag that always had problems. It was the way his engine was plumbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    Many times people run way too much water to the headers to keep the chrome from bluing. The draw back is reversion. In some cases the reversion is so bad it gets into the crankcase. The other issue is that the motor never gets hot enough to evaporate the water, condensation that is in the engine.

    There was a guy at the Sag that always had problems. It was the way his engine was plumbed.

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    Run them dry. Wont have anything to worry about.

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    Fyi fords have alot of cam overlap so if your runin a big cam it will suck water back into the cylinder. Blew 5 motors before finally figuring that shit out.. Run them dry and havnt had a problem since.
    I agree with Lucky, unless your get'n it for way cheap I don't I'd touch it, you'll just end up have'n to bebuild it soon depending on how many times ti had the milky water threw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    Unless you're getting a sweet deal on it, pass...
    I agree. With the crap economy you can get a nice boat for cheap.

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    Hmmm...depending on where you are... Not too many of these boats up around here, lol...depends on how bad it is. If it sometimes isnt even there, it could just be condensation...

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