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Oil cap i had my oil changed today 1/14/09 on my 2007 sequola and the mechanic found a off white cream oiley substance around and inside the oil cap. is this a potential problem

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  • impapaof3 Jan 15, 2009

    there was not any of the substance on the dipstick but should i still have the toyota dealership check this

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Yes this is a potential problem,

1.) moisture from not changing your oil often or car was sitting.
2.) Head gasket is blown causing coolant to blow through into oil.

When you pull dip stick is there white creamy substance on the dipstick

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  • Rob Houg
    Rob Houg Jan 16, 2009

    It wouldn't hurt when taking it in for the next oil change to try out the oil change at the dealership. But I think you should be fine as long as there is no milky substance on the dipstick. It may be worth it to mention it to the dealer as your getting your oil changed there. Since it seems your car is still under warranty.

    Moisture can build from the car sitting as well if the car sits for long periods. This is one of the reasons they recommend the oil change intervals every 3 months or 3,000 miles (some cars are different intervals) is because of the moisture




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