I've got a quick question. Today I started up my backhoe loader for
the first time in a while. Worked it really hard for about 10 minutes.
Afterwards the engine was too hot to touch for more than a few seconds
(though I'm not sure this means a great deal in itself). But then I
took off the oil filler cap, and some oily mist wafted out. It was
after dark, so I was observing this using a torch, which might have
exaggerated the effect. But I've never seen it before and I was
wondering if it's healthy? The engine is a Fordson Super Major diesel.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
15 years ago