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There has been a yellow residue on the bottom of the oil fill cap; it smells a little like gas. There was also a white-ish residue in the oil fill tube. It has been suggested by knowledgable people as a head gasket issue. Looking to see the opinions I get here. If it is, what does it take to fix. It it something that can be done at home? Do I need to take it to a garage to be fixed?
I would go with the leaking head gasket, any shop can confirm this is the problem very quickly with a gas analyzer..
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: xj40 head gasket
Unfortunately, the symptoms you describe as known as "gelling" in which the antifreeze seeps into the crankcase, indicating that your head gasket is indeed need of replacement.
I strongly suggest you refrain from driving your car and take it to get fixed. Reason being is because continuing to drive it can likely result in warpage of the head (which sits about the block).
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 18, 2008
ok, there are two issue that may be occurring. First, there may be some abnormal ware in the cylinder walls and the rings may be bad and, the oil additives you may use can also separate the componets of the oil blend and produce this film as well. if you are experiancing a misfire or sputtering, it may be a valve issue.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
SOURCE: rav4 mystery oil leak
time for a new car. You single handedly ruined this motor. Don't waste anymore money on this car, buy another car and do the prescribed maintenance as required. Think of this as an expensive lesson.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
SOURCE: Engine oil moisture
Known issues or not,It sounds like the head gasket is blown,or it has a cracked head.If it was water it would be thick and light grey in color on the dip stick,But yellow indicates antifreeze leak that has not had time to mix with the oil.
Posted on May 20, 2009
if the gas cap is on properly and the light is still on , then you need to replace it. the light means that there is gas vapor leaking from it
Posted on May 26, 2009
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