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    Ruben Tellez

    Has anyone experienced cooling water in the PCC degassing valve piping at the A Bank?

    Today we experienced one engine that didn’t want to start, couple of the cylinders at the A bank were not reaching exhaust temperature and engine was shutting down at around 300rpm due to MFI Max duration exceeded.

    After all the troubleshooting in the ignition system in the specific cylinders we decided to remove the PCC degassing valve, after opening the PCC degassing valve connections cooling water came out of the piping.




    Jeremy Saar

    We have seen this several times. You either have an exhaust seat leak or pcc seal leak which filled your cylinder and found its way into the PCC line via an open pcc valve. Best thing to do is borescope every cylinder and look for the one or multiple ones with leaks (it could be on A or B bank. It might be hard starting after that because the coolant may foul the plugs. You can try to purge the gas line with air to help this, also roll the engine over with start air with the spark plugs removed. This will help purge the coolant out of the lines.

    You may also want to sample your oil to make sure it is not contaminated.


    Ruben Tellez

    Thank you for the Reply Jeremy, so far we have identified A1 the only head leaking by the PCC port after the videoscoping, working now on Prechamber removal for further inspections.

    There is a concern as well of a crack in the head but not sure yet.

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