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Will    Posted 05-11-2019 at 20:19:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Leaking ford jubilee
  • I test drove a ford jubilee today with 5 foot brush mower.
    The engine side with the manifold that side of the engine was all wet
    It run well had its share of oil leaks and grease on engine but the side with manifold kinda looked like it had been spayed down with a water bottle all over that side of engine. The othe side was much dryer with its share of old grease all over most parts. I wipe dry an area near head gasket and also down where oil pan starts to see if I could see freash oil, gas or water coming out anywhere but saw nothing.
    I made an offer on the tractor but before I perchase I want to make sure there nothing major cracked like a enigine block ect.
    Any help to try to locate leak and severity?
    Thank you
    PS tires are so so rims so so tin and paint ok runs well brakes and steering good what a good deal on this jubilee?

    Den N Ms    Posted 05-12-2019 at 19:44:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You say, but the side with manifold kinda looked like it had been spayed down with a water bottle all over that side of engine. The othe side was much dryer.
    Then later you say,Owener did wash it with a water hose DUH I wonder why it is wet DUH!

    Will    Posted 05-12-2019 at 10:11:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If it has cracked block or blower head gasket I don't want to buy it how can I isolate the source of the Leak ???

    WayneIA    Posted 05-12-2019 at 13:23:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Cracked blocks and/or head gaskets usually show up as oily liquid in the radiator. A valve cover gasket will leave oil towards the top of the head, especially near the valve cover, particularly at the left side of the head, behind the manifold. Heat from the exhaust manifold finally gets to the gasket

    aayneIA    Posted 05-12-2019 at 04:25:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The left side of the engine being oily is a good indication of a bad valve cover gasket. Remove the two acorn nuts on top of the valve cover and the cover will roll out toward you after you remove the sediment bowl.

    duey    Posted 05-11-2019 at 23:41:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well, I sure didn't see it... but my first thought was carburetor icing... air going through the carb can drop in temperature as much as 100 degrees.. So it is possible to condense (and even freeze) atmospheric moisture at nominal air temps.

    You iced tea glass does that all the time and we think nothing of that... other than Get A Coaster!! :-)

    BlasterStumps    Posted 05-11-2019 at 21:55:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If it has damage to the block, head or head gasket, chances are you will see bubbles in the radiator coolant while it it running (after it warms up to temp if it has a t-stat).

    Check the engine oil also to see if it is milky or clear oil.

    Maybe the owner washed it ??

    Best of luck with it.

    Will    Posted 05-11-2019 at 22:12:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I checked oil on dip stick oil look blackish no milkey watery look.
    Owner did wash it
    Looked inside radiator only could see coolant level when cold afraid to remove cap when hot.
    Thank you

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