Oil in water

Tiny
STUART605
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  • 1992 ISUZU TROOPER
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I have a izusi trooper 3.1 bighorn just put brand new head and gaskets on it but there is still oil in the water can u help cheers
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 8:40 PM

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Tiny
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Does it have an engine oil cooler?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Am not sure had a look but didnt see it if it has 1 where would it be thanks
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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There will be 2 additional hoses going to the radiator.

Are you sure you got all the oil out in the first place. That's not easy to do.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Not realy sure as got a friend ti clean it out there is only the top hose and the bottom hose on radiator do u think it would be better ti clean it out whats the best way to clean it out thanks for reply it was doing my head in thought the new head would have sorted it
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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I have used dishwashing soap to flush them before. Just be sure to get it all back out so it doesn't suds up on you.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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How long has the engine been running after repairs?
Was the cylinder head pressure tested for cracks when it was out?

When the head gasket was damaged or during repairs, water could have gotten to the crankcase and draining would not remove all. A little running would clear out the water if the head gasket job had solved the problem.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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If you get oil in the cooling system, it's not going to come out on it's own. You need to use a grease cutter to break it down and flush it out.
You said you put a brand new head on it. I hope you didn't do just one side on a V6.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, missed that as water in oil. Yup, dish washing fluid is a good flushing agent.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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It has only 1 head a left it to run for 15 20 mins a will try that in the morning hope that works thanks very much
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
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Drive it around with that soap in there and then flush it out real good with water and then replace the coolant.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:26 PM
Tiny
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How long will a drive it about for
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:31 PM
Tiny
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20 or 30 minutes should be enough. You may have to flush it 2 or 3 times after that.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:41 PM
Tiny
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You would have to repeat the procedure of draining and refilling a few times and each time allow the engine to get to operating temperature. Removing the thermostat would expedite the process.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:41 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks for the help m8
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:44 PM

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