To bring you all up to date. 1) I have drained the oil
. The amount I recovered is almost exactly what it is supposed to hold, i.e. 3.8 litres. 2) The marmalade fluid did NOT separate. 3) Mind you neither did a control amount I put into another jar and added tap water
! 4) There was some antifreeze
in the top of the rad, it checked to -27 degrees centigrade. I don't yet know what the lowest temperature was in my region of Ontario
. Hopefully Environment Canada
will let me know in 1 day/week/month/year. 5) I have drained the remaining antifreeze
in the system.
A smart girl at a garage said the anti-freeze would float to the surface in the oil
pan, so the amount I sucked off and put in the marmalade pot would be oil. However, when I put all the recovered oil in a bottle, it didn't separate either ! Since my control amount didn't separate at all, I have no faith in what floats on what or whether it is supposed to separate or not !
As I may have mentioned before there was drops of anti-freeze all over the soak-up pad underneath the engine
All of the above makes me think the anti-freeze did NOT go through a cracked block/cylinder/whatever, but escaped some other way.
My plan is tomorrow to put oil in the engine
and some coloured water
in the radiator, with white sheets
of paper underneath the engine, run the engine slowly, and look for leaks
on and around the engine, (from all angles), continually check the level of the coloured water in the recovery coolant
tank, and also look for white smoke from the exhaust
Any comments ?