Engine Repair on 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21)

Water is mixed in the engine oil, what do I do and estimate? It is a 1984 Nissan pickup.

by in Columbia, SC on April 08, 2009
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1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by , April 08, 2009
The Z20 or Z24 engine is a great engine but it sounds like the head gasket is blown, the cylinder head is cracked or there is serious internal engine damage. Your own engine would need to be removed dismantled cleaned inspected and rebuilt or a re manufactured engine installed all of which may exceed the value of the truck. The price of a re manufactured engine will vary greatly depending on weather the core from your engine is rebuildable and what warentee is offered with the engine. I can only suggest calling around locally but remember the cheapest rebuilt engines available are not the best quality varies a lot. Ask your local garage if they have installed that brand of remanufactured engine before, had they any problems and what warentee would you get with the job.
COMMENT by , July 30, 2010
Sounds like the timing chain has ate a hole into the water pump cavity in the timing cover
COMMENT by , July 31, 2010
Thank you! Timing chain explanation sounds interesting
COMMENT by , September 28, 2010
My mechanic said the same thing.