I recently bought a small warehouse forklift for my new shop. It has an Onan CCKB?? 2 cylinder engine and runs on Propane. The engine is Onan green, and I suspect it is a repower from a genset.
I wasn't able to get to the dipstick when I first looked at it, but the engine started and ran with no smoke and 20 psi oil pressure so I figured I was okay.
I finally was able to move the hydraulic line blocking the oil filler and pull the dipstick. It was full of oil, but there was also a creamy deposit on the sides of the fill spout and the dipstick that is undoubtedly water.
It's an air-cooled engine, so I know it isn't a leaky head gasket, etc.
So, I'm wondering how the water got there, and how best to clean it out so I don't wipe out the engine.
Edited by Utah Smitty, November 23, 2019 - 10:49 AM.