Question for you wise ones. I have a slight sheen on the water
coming from my 3jh5e
Background for you
It sounds and runs fine. I did a complete service
the other day - oil
, filters and impeller. When doing the impeller I had one vane missing and found it in the heat exchanger
. While the exchanger end cap was open I had some coolant
weeping out around the seal. Not having a new seal handy, I greased the old one up and put back in.
Bled the engine
and fired up. Not promptly but within 6 seconds or so.
Noticed a very slight sheen on the water
from the exhaust
. Not continuous, just bubbles and drips. Thought it was possible excess coolant
or glycerin from new impeller install.
Motored with engine
for two hours intending to flush it out. After motoring, sheen is still there, and what were drips and drops is now near continuous. Not lots, but enough to say heck. Coolant and oil
levels are exactly where they were on departure.
Figured it was the oring for the exchanger and coolant was making its way into the exhaust
. Was about to pull the end cap and had a brain wave to check if the coolant made a sheen on the water. Put a few drops in the water. No sheen. That should rule
that one out.
There is no smoke, black or white. I canít say this wasnít happening before, but can say that I had not noticed it before the service
- and Iím check water flow out the exhaust ever single
time I start up.
The only thing different is the oil level is slightly high. I added a touch more. It is right at the full dot on the dipstick - but not over.
So, what are your thoughts - fouled injector? How do I confirm this prior to ripping apart? Perhaps Slight oil passing that will get better if oil level drops? Any other suggestions for things to test and try? Part of me says to leave it, run it hard for four hours or so. If still no coolant or oil level change, then it has to be an injector.
The other engine that was serviced at the same time - no issues
I welcome your feedback