My Tanzer 28 has been in the water
6 weeks and it has not yet left the slip. I have no history
on this craft. Engine
is a 2 cylinder flat head Volvo
gas, MB10-A. Starts and runs great, but when I was going out for my first sail when the engine
warmed up (about 30 min.) it started to pump milkly coloured oil
out engine crack-case breather. Checked oil
and it had become over-filled, ran out of dipstick hole. White very very thick baby-poo like oil. So thick it did not run out off oil filter
when laid on side. Water
was entering the combustion chamber. I ordered a new head gasket
(cost $514)and took 4 weeks to arrive, planned the head, it was warped badly. I thought my problem was solved
. Engine is still getting some water into the oil but not as much. Ran it for 40 minutes and it got about a liter extra in the oil. Still white and pretty thick.
Some water is dripping from a hole in the shaft of the of the water pump. Could bad seal or worn shaft in this pump be allowing water to enter the engine?
Could my block be cracked from freezing?
Could it be a gasket
on the manifold?
I am resisting mounting an outboard
on the stern but I am getting pretty close to that........I appreciate your input....