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"Milkshake" stuff, 40 minute drive gonna kill it?
Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:21 PM
Theres the thread anyway, will it blow up or do really bad things if I try and drive it slow to my house, about 40 minutes maybe 50 if Im going slow. Or is it a better idea to trailer it?
Aparently it was driven 5 miles or so everyday to work before it was parked.
Thanks for any comments,
Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:35 PM
If the oil comes up looking lumpy and whitish colored, then it's a blown HG, and you'll ruin the engine if you drive it. But it's been my expereince that they won't run this way anyhow - the milkshake is so bad and thick once the HG goes, that it gets sucked into the intake, and down the carb - engine will not run at that point.
Start it up cold with the radiator cap off - if coolant boils out the radiator then you have compression going into the cooling system. If it doesn't, then drive it. Just watch that you don't overheat it - you'll warp the heads if they aren't already.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 05:31 PM
That was the 2nd engine to have done that... the 1st i had with milkshake didnt even run long enough to make it onto the car dolly we were using to tow it home with. We ended up pushing it onto the dolly.
If you really need to drive it, drain all the shake and put in new oil before you do so. It may prolong the milkshake effect, depending on how bad the gaskets are.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 09:42 PM
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