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On a 2000 Cavalier that stopped runing. It sputtered and went out. Car has been parked since then, about 6 months. Started to check it out and the oil stick shows a white murky liquid and oil. Can you advise? Thank you

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  • luciano gonzalez Mar 15, 2011

    Thank you, I will get to the car and work on it soon. This
    clears up what happened.
    Tx.

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The white murky liquid is water that has gotten in the oile either through condensation over time, or a leak in the head gasket. This is probably the reason your car sputtered and stopped, the leaki in the head gasket causes a multitude of issues, You could have gotten water in the cylinders and then it sputtered and died. Won't be able to tell unless you remove the intake and inspect the gasket. If you drain the oile and replace it with fresh, along with a new filter, then check the oile before you start the car and after to see if more water has gotten in the oil after starting, this will tell you that you have a leaking gasket.

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