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Water in oil

When I go to add oil, there's thick, tan-colored goo on the cap. After an oil change, it comes back in 9 months. I'm not losing coolant. Mechanic said it a warped head gasket or cracked engine block. Can this be fixed without replacing the engine?

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    Brandon Johnson Mar 30, 2014

    It's just condensation build up from a possible failing PCV valve, don't let someone tell you it's head gaskets just because of a little condensation, if your tale pipe is puffing out white smoke or you drain oil and coolant out of the oil pan, then yes, head gaskets. It's nothing you really need to worry about, all the moisture that is trying to escape the crank case is turning into steam and rising to the highest point, which is the oil cap and dipstick. European cars have this problem only much worse, pull a oil cap off of a volks wagon and it will look like velveta cheese inside.

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Head gasket can be replaced. If crack in the block it depends on how bad it is, where it is and how much you want to put into it once you find it....if it is there. Discolored oil cap goo can be a hundred things. Have compression checked.

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It's just condensation build up from a possible failing PCV valve, don't let someone tell you it's head gaskets just because of a little condensation, if your tale pipe is puffing out white smoke or you drain oil and coolant out of the oil pan, then yes, head gaskets. It's nothing you really need to worry about, all the moisture that is trying to escape the crank case is turning into steam and rising to the highest point, which is the oil cap and dipstick. European cars have this problem only much worse, pull a oil cap off of a volks wagon and it will look like velveta cheese inside.

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  • Brandon Johnson
    Brandon Johnson Mar 30, 2014

    It's just condensation build up from a possible failing PCV valve, don't let someone tell you it's head gaskets just because of a little condensation, if your tale pipe is puffing out white smoke or you drain oil and coolant out of the oil pan, then yes, head gaskets. It's nothing you really need to worry about, all the moisture that is trying to escape the crank case is turning into steam and rising to the highest point, which is the oil cap and dipstick. European cars have this problem only much worse, pull a oil cap off of a volks wagon and it will look like velveta cheese inside.

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