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fighting-whiting



Joined: 06 Aug 2009
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Location: Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:53 am    Post subject: 2002 90hp Honda Reply with quote

Hey all,

I'm just after a few opinion's.

I have got around to my yearly service on my outboard engine.

Changing the spark plug's, I noticed when I removed my bottom spark plug I have what I think is salt build up. I wish I had taken a picture so I could post it up, it looked like a white type of carbon. It was only a small amount if it is salt. Maybe I'm over reacting, the engine run's fine oil is spotless so if it is a headgasket it obviously hasn't got to a stage where the water is getting into the oil.

Now if it was saltwater I'm guessing my head gasket is starting to let go?

Many thanks in advance.

Mark
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be but most likely a just a low point where condensation collects. Hard to tell without seeing it. Cool
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fighting-whiting



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Location: Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I actually fault the problem?

Do I go ahead and whip the head off or is there another way in which I can dignose what the problem is, eg if it is the head gasket letting go or just a case of condensation?

Thanks Mark
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try cleaning it up, back off each head bolt one at a time and re-torque them. You might try running the engine with the cover off and look for a leak. Cool
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