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Hello ive got a vw golf v5 2.3L which ive had for 6 months ive driven it for about a week or so then put it in my garage and ive noticed that there is water getting into the system under the oil cap i dont no how it has happened because ive not driven it for about 4 months and it was ok befor that. thanks

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Though not a VW, I had the same issue with my '97 Firebird LT1 V8. I finally got it to stop this by swapping out the factory 180 degree thermostat for a 195. Lets it evaporate that moisture better. Now there is zero moisture under the cap. Before, I was wiping the cap out every day.

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With it sitting for so long, moisture and condensation built up under the cap, change the oil, and have the pcv checked if equipped with one.Wipe the cap off and see if it returns after driving it for a few days, if it does, then you might have a bad head gasket.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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If you check the oil dipstick and the oil is clean, not milky , then the problem is simple. Condensation under the oil cap is normal on vehicle that are not driven often or do not get up to temperature. If the engine is not used then the moisture in the air collects at the high point of the engine. You can leave the oil cap loose if the vehicle is to be stores for a long period of time,This should help .

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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