on another note, he just mentioned that the water pump on the engine he has is almost the same as one would be on a car or something, just a normal water pump.
I did find something from another website that said "As an aside -- if the oil level, per the "dip stick" begins to rise -- and there is a "milky" appearance -- shut the engine down immediately. It is indicative of water getting into the crank case, usually due to a malfunctioning raw water pump
, but it can also come from other sources. Corrective action is to immediately flush the crank case -- with a minimum of 3 or 4 oil/filter changes -- after correcting the basic problem (e.g., raw water
My father would like to know if anyone has any suggestion as to HOW water could get from the water pump down into the crankcase. He's not sure how this could even be possible.