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My oil is looking milky but, I don't drive the car that much

Temperature hands is still the same

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Milky oil is normally a sign of coolant getting mixed with the oil. Coolant mixes with the oil normally when there are leaks such as head gaskets leaks etc. Even though the car may still drive, it is not a good idea to continue driving it because it could cause damage to engine parts.

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More than likely you have a head gasket that is letting motor oil seep into the cooling system.

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