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How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: Microman
Date: July 21, 2007 03:24PM
Had some water get into the crankcase.

Think I solved that problem.

Changed the oil, but I still see a coffee color.

Is there a way I can get most of the moisture out of the engine, or do I just keep changing the oil occasionally?

Should it just burn off?
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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 21, 2007 03:44PM
how did water get in there? Possibly a bad head gasket
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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 21, 2007 04:34PM
It's going to get right back in there. If you've made a gazillion really short trips that can
build-up moisture in the crankcase but I'm with btfc it's probably a blown head gasket.



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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 21, 2007 05:58PM
MIcro-
In response to your question
Changing the oil will go a long way towards water getting out of your oil.
If water got in through some method OTHER than you spilling water into the oil filler opening, then see what they say above--- you're looking at some mojo engine repair, amigo. Sorry.
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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: olnacl
Date: July 21, 2007 08:24PM
Water is less of a problem than engine coolant (i.e. anti freeze). That will cause you big trouble. I'd go ahead and change the oil several times within a couple day period. Plain water may be a problem but antifreeze is a disaster. All this assumes the leak is fixed (see comments above).



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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 21, 2007 09:09PM
Does the car have a lot of miles and do you plan on keeping it a long time? If it keeps
leaking you could try Bars Stop Leak. I'm not wild about but they say it usually works.



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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: S.Taylor
Date: July 21, 2007 09:31PM
If you only drive your car for short distances, the water could be a result of condensation. Usually this just evaporates once the car gets hot, and goes out the crankcase ventilation system, but if you're not driving far enough for the engine to get really warm it doesn't and will collect, which is bad. What are your driving habits?



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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Date: July 22, 2007 12:33AM
Change the oil and then go for an hour drive. Check for the coffee color again for a couple of days. If it comes back you have serious problems.



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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 22, 2007 12:39PM
sorry to piggy back on the thread, but I got a question:

So I gather from this thread that coffee-color in engine oil is a bad sign, water. How is normal oil supposed to look like? clear, right? and when it is opaque, it means trouble.

I am not that good when it comes to colors (color-blind). Thanks
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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 22, 2007 01:13PM
While oil is translucent when new, it doesn't stay that way for more than a few minutes once the care is started.

Carbon deposits cause it to darken considerably, and it looks black in no time. This is distinctly darker and "blacker" than the brown color of water in the oil.



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Re: How to get rid of water in oil (Auto)
Date: July 22, 2007 09:22PM
Mobil 1 in my Civic (with 240,000 miles) would darken but stay mostly translucent looking at it on the dipstick up to when I changed it at 5,000 miles.



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