View Full Version : Need Rotary Advice, Water in Oil!

05-07-2002, 05:34 PM
I have a 79' ITA RX7, I drained the oil to find the water from the radiator come out with it. I am new to rotaries, is there a possible fix for this or do I need a new engine? I just put straight water in it a couple of weeks ago and it did not have this problem then, but the temp. has gone below zero since then, I think I froze and cracked somthing? I have not run the engine since it has had this problem. I would really apreciate any advice.

lee graser
05-09-2002, 09:58 AM
Does not sound good----If the problem is repeatable----the engine is likely toast. Sorry to be the bearer (sp??) of bad news-------whatever were you thinking to fill it with pure water in a cold/potential freezing climate---thats a big NO-NO. Having said that I admit to having don exactly what you did--but I didn't get "stung" as you appear to have been.

05-14-2002, 09:45 PM
You could just replace your coolant seals, but i'd imagine that if you had your whole motor apart you would likley rebuild it anyways.