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My 1999 vw beetle was ticking like oil was low, when i opened the cap there was milky what stuff around cap and top of oil spout .what is that stuff and how do i fix it

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You have antifreeze in your oil. It could be a head gasket, but that should make the engine misfire badly. The most likely cause is a leaking intake manifold gasket. I t is imperative that you not drive the car until you have it repaired. The contaminated oil will eventually cause engine failure.

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Your oil probably got contaminated with water. Get an oil change and see if that fixes the problem.

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