Factory Five Racing Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Senior Charter Member
Joined
·
1,017 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi All,

Working on our Model "T," and thinking I'm getting exhaust into the coolant. I am looking at "Leak Detector Kit / Engine Block, Test Tools Inc.; Test For Cracked Blocks, Leaky Gaskets, Cracked or Warped Heads" from either Napa:

NAPA AUTO PARTS

-OR-

Block Tester Combustion Leak Test for Blown Head Gasket by Test Tools inc.

I read somewhere that it should be used on a closed cooling system, which the T does not have. Will this work on an open system?

Any experience or advice is appreciated!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,973 Posts
I have used the NAPA kit with very poor results given that I had a bad head and head gasket. The kit did not detect. I would not depend on the kit to point to a leak issue, if you think there is an issues, most likely there is.
 

·
Senior Charter Member
Joined
·
1,017 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I like your reply Tony! Thanks for the perspective.

I am running straight distilled water right now, and taking the top off the radiator certainly smells like exhaust. So I'd expect you're right...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,973 Posts
I have a kit that you are welcome to have, still lots of fluid left to test with
 

·
Senior Charter Member
Joined
·
1,017 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Tony, thanks! I may just take you up on the offer.

Pa has my water pump right now (replacing worn out shaft and bushings), but once I have it back, I plan on doing some more investigation work.

Gale
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,127 Posts
Hi,
Let's see your model T. Remember no pictures....
 

·
Senior Charter Member
Joined
·
1,017 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top