Water in top of cylinder head
Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:04 PM
I have a 1.25 zetec engine and I changed the spark plugs a couple of days ago and noticed a little oil sitting in the top of the cylinder head. I cleaned it up. Wife used the car for a couple of days and said eveything okay. I changed the oil today, took it for test drive and felt it was firing on 3.5 cylinders. Took plastic cover off cylinder head cover and noticed water (yes water), about 150ml sitting in the top of the cylinder head between plugs 3 and 4, obviously shorting the plugs. Cleaned up water and after a 10 minute drive, water has reappeared. How's it getting into the top of the cylinder and what's the cause? Appreciate your ideas.
Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:52 PM
Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:52 PM
After closer inspection coolant water is seeping up through the centre of what must be a core plug in the top of the cylinder head. It's a core plug with a 14mm-15mm hex centre. Hopefully I can extract and replace it?
good luck with that mate ...... i haven't seen that happen myself ..... doesn't sound like an easy job
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:12 PM
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