Go Back   LS1TECH > WELCOME TO LS1TECH > General LSX Automobile Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

General LSX Automobile Discussion
Non-technical LSX related topics.
Sponsored by
Stainless Headers
Click Here

oh god... oil in the coolant.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Middle, Ga
Posts: 70
Default oh god... oil in the coolant.

well, i'm just finishing up swapping heads on my ls1 car, and noticed today that there was a little oil in the coolant. is there a possibility this is just trash that was in the heads getting into the cooling system? the heads had oil in them, so i'm thinking it might have just mixed in with the coolant when i put them on. i took my time on the head gaskets/ heads. i torqued them down to spec, in the order that was specified. also used all new gm performance multilayer steel head gaskets, and head studs. oil isnt milky, and no white smoke from the exhaust either from what i can tell. i really hope it isnt time to pull the heads off again before i even got the car running this time.
__________________
-ellis juan
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599356_398311283538460_2092453136_n.jpg
ksnew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Middle, Ga
Posts: 70
Default

is there some way i could have just gotten oil in the coolant system during tear down? i havnt even driven the car except to the gas station about a mile away. the car is untuned, and wont even drive above 4000 rpms. i havnt beaten on it, or anything.
__________________
-ellis juan
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599356_398311283538460_2092453136_n.jpg
ksnew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
TECH Enthusiast
 
parks450's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 17
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 602
Default

Did you change the oil after you swapped heads? If not you need to ASAP!!! When you tear heads off its impossible to not get coolant in the oil. So if you haven't changed the oil since the head swap that's normal and it needs to e changed.

If you changed the oil AFTER the head swap and now have coolant in the oil it's possible something got messed up along the way.
parks450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 06:37 AM   #4
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Middle, Ga
Posts: 70
Default

yeah, i've already changed the oil. and theres no coolant in the oil. it has oil/trash in the coolant. i'm doing a leak down test today after work.
__________________
-ellis juan
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599356_398311283538460_2092453136_n.jpg
ksnew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #5
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 17
Default

Flush the cooling system completely. Refill, run the car, then see if you have any oil in it.

I would guess it is residual that got into the cooling system.

And you are saying you haven't taken the car above 4000 rpm, not that the car won't go over 4000 rpm right.
RyanO7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 01:02 AM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply


Tags
antifreeze, coolant, kind, ls1, ls1tech, mazda, oil, rx7, swap


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details