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Perkins 4107 oil loss

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hello all

my perkins 4107 lost most of it's oil. The oil warning light came on and the engine temp gauge was up to max. I reckon it all came out of the exhaust with the cooling water. other folks i have spoken to think it is likely to be head gasket, do you have any other ideas please?



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The internal oil pipe you mean is probably the one from the head to the rocker shaft, I am not sure if this is different for a marine engine to a vehicle engine

like the valve springs are but if this leaked the oil would only drip into the sump.

if it is the head gasget it is fairly obvious as if you fill the headder tank with water and start the engine with the cap off the water will bubble over and then disappear after a few mins if it does not chuck all the water out straight away.

it's a fairly simple job to replace

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