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We r looking at an audi to buy but it is creamy under the oil cap , should we buy ?

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NO!This is due to oil and combustants getting into the oil. The usual culprit a blown or compromised head gasket.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012

  • Pete Moulton Sep 23, 2012

    ADDENUDUM - Charles raises a good point. I have encountered the fudge coloured yoghurt in the engine oil on a car that was left standing for about a year. An oil change soon cured it, but if you buy it, do an oil change and still get the creamy fudge, then you will have to fork out on getting the head gasket replaced. This will not be cheap, as once the head gasket shows evidence of being compromised, the Heads have to be removed and machined to ensure that the cylinders have not warped. If in doubt do a compression test, as that will determine which cylinder(s) has the lowest pressure and is the likely area of the head gasket breech.Since the head gasketengine has ben compromised


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Depends on the year and milage could just be condinsation. Check if the oil is thicker than normal or grey in colour then their is water leaking into the oil so leave it. If not I would have no problem.

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NO!, definite sign of oil and antifreeze mixing in the motor, more thn likely a blown headgasket..

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