I just changed the oil in the 886 and found about two tablespoons of water in the oil pan. I changed it about 10 hours early because it was showing steam out the draft tube and I had to add antifreeze.
It is the first generation engine - the 360 with 3800 hours on the tractor. I know that engine is prone to cavitation. I am planning on doing an in-frame on it this winter.
Am I missing anything? Seems to me that I remember DeltaRed having oil in the water because of the oil cooler. I might just be imagining that. Whether itís liner seals or cavitation it has to come apart. Am I missing another possible cause? Itís not out the exhaust.
Has anyone added the antifreeze conditioner/filter to these engines from the 358? Would it help after the rebuild?