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Old 02-20-2003, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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short run condensation

Has anyone seen condensation form in an engine.
someone said it was caused by run the engine for short pirods.
there is a little bit of residue under the oil cap but not much.
the truck has not been on the road for all most a year only in and out of the driveway. the engine is a 350 and the coolant has not changed.

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Old 02-20-2003, 06:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Let it idle at least until it is at normal temp between runs. If you can let it run at day it is better. Yes, condensation will kill a motor fast. It is also one of the biggest contributers to the formation of sludge. Make sure your PCV system is working. What happens is the water boils and then is vacuumed out by the PCV. So no problems.

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