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Moisture in oil?

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We are finding signs of moisture in the oil on our current 1924 Brewster Knight project.  Is it common for Knight engines to have more combustion blow-by and therefore more moisture in the oil?   Or can the junk ring potentially leak water?

 

Odyssey Restorations, Inc.

Spring Lake Park, MN

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Hello,

The junk ring cannot leak water unless the head gasket is leaking.

How much moisture? Residue? Oil milky?

Do you have a oil rectifier? Functioning properly?

Dennis

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Just milky, frothy oil, no rectifier was used on this engine. 

 

Tom

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Most likely a head gasket, could be a head problem have had to recast heads for the early sleeve valve cars. Had a Stoddard Dayton Knight with aluminum heads I was able to weld.

Jerry

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Dave Bell ran alcohol based antifreeze in his 1929 Stearns Knight and was very quick to advise alcohol based in winter  - I always assumed a slight amount of seepage was a nature of the beast kind of thing via design or just what people had to deal with via parts availability in a later model Stearns Knights. 

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