[TR] Overheating Question

Chris Simo ccsimonsen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 10:32:42 MDT 2013

Before you pull the head, remember a rarely driven car or a car driven on
only short trips will likely have moisture and condensation in the valve
cover. Ive pulled a few valve covers and found some to alot of yellow gunk
in there.

I make sure i get a good long drive in at least once a month. Helps my
sanity, too.


 On Apr 28, 2013 9:53 AM, <terryrs at comcast.net> wrote:

> Investigating my overheating in the TR3A, I found loss of coolant in the
> radiator.  I checked the oil in the sump, but no white curdling suggesting
> water in the oil.  Pulling the valve cover, though, shows lots of water.
> Sounds like a head gasket, but wouldn't the water be in the sump too?
> Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
> New Hampshire
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