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Mk3 golf gti 8V 1995 (m) Oil in top of engine in rocker cover has a froth, salad cream type attached to walls of the rocker, i heard this was down to short running and never letting the car heat up?

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My '96 Jetta had the same issue...I was told bad head gasket...well my car never warmed up more than around 160 degrees....come to find the thermostat was shot...replaced it, now it hits 190 and no more foam in the rocker cover...GL!

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I agree with that - condensation it doesnt get burnt off just causes salad cream,that is unless you are using a lot of water !!

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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