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Doug    Posted 05-08-2017 at 19:06:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • New to me 8n
  • Well this weekend an 8n followed me home. Complete but needs work. First order of business is what year is it, *8N 389612. How do I decipher the year from that. Secondly the po took me there is oil getting in the coop and system, but no coolant in the oil. He was led to believe it was a head gasket but never did anything past buying the head gasket. I have the owners manual that's about it as of now. An anybody shed a little light on the oil/coolant issue and the year. Thank you, I hope some day I can offer help and not have to always ask questions.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 05-08-2017 at 20:12:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: New to me 8n
  • when you pull the head, inspect it real close for cracks between cylinders. Head gasket might be what's needed but head is suspect until you can rule it out. Sometimes the block can crack between cylinders but I would suspect other indicators then.

    If all that is needed is the new gasket, remember to re-torque the head bolts after it has been run for a bit.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 05-08-2017 at 20:14:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: New to me 8n
  • Sometimes the head gasket can fail after the engine has been run too hot. Might want to check into that as well. PO should have that info.

    Doug    Posted 05-08-2017 at 21:21:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: New to me 8n
  • My dad suggested maybe trying to put air in each cylinder and see where it goes. I just don't want to pull that side cover off. It doesn't look like fun.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 05-08-2017 at 21:42:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: New to me 8n
  • If you are getting oil in the coolant, I'm fairly certain you will need to pull the head. Once you have the head off, you should see fairly easily where the gasket has failed. Hopefully it is only the gasket that has failed. I don't know about the air idea. may work?

    If the engine is running and it is up to temp, you should see bubbles forming when you look in the radiator at the coolant if there is problem with the gasket.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 05-08-2017 at 19:32:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: New to me 8n
  • Yours would be: 1951 ☆ 8N343593 ☆ to ♢ 8N442034 ♢

    I got this off the web. Lots of info like this out there. It's also in the repair manual everyone should have if they own an 8N. Good luck. Someone with more knowledge than me will chime in with your issue.

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