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Old Oil With Clear Fluid Separation Question

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Tgregg, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Tgregg
    Joined: Jan 27, 2014
    Posts: 1

    Tgregg
    Member
    from Colorado

    I am new here and hope someone can help me with a general question. I just picked up a 1948 International KB-5. It was last registered in 1981 and has been sitting indoors since. The motor is free and was cranked to check by the previous owner. When I picked up the truck, I checked the dipstick and noticed a clear fluid at the top of the stick and oil below. I was afraid it was water and that I had a block crack but the clear fluid was thick and oily feeling.

    Does anyone know what this is?

    Could additives in the oil have separated over time resulting in this scenario?
     
  2. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 891

    61 chevy
    Member

    drain oil, see what comes out,
     
  3. 56 Buick
    Joined: Aug 20, 2013
    Posts: 26

    56 Buick
    Member

    Had the same thing happen to me in a 64 impala. It was also putting out white smoke. Did a tune up and changed all fluids and it never did it again oddly.


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