[TR] Overheating Question

Pete Ryner pryner at verizon.net
Sun Apr 28 11:51:02 MDT 2013

If the car sits for a while the oil and water will separate and it won't 
look white.  Check the level of the oil.  If it is higher than normal there 
is water in the sump.

-----Original Message----- 
From: terryrs at comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:52 AM
To: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: [TR] Overheating Question

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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