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What does it mean when there is a tan watery mix on my oil stick?

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  • pkai2 Apr 04, 2011

    it's just water in the motor but the car runs like ****. it's very shacky and it wants to die.

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Means theres moisture or water in your oil
if the car is running okay and not shown any problems then its okay
moisture build up could be from short runs and the car never really warming up enough
a long run should get rid of all the moisture evaporate it

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  • richochet Apr 06, 2011

    check plugs and see is any water getting into cylinders

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You have coolant or condensation in your oil, you had better hope it is condensation and not coolant, if it is just condensation you can just change the oil and add some seafome and that should take care of the problem if after doing this the problem returns than most likely you have a leaking cylinder head gasket.also if the car e equipped with a 3.4L we have seen a few leaking intake gaskets but the most common thing is the cylinder head gasket or a cracked cylinder head.

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Your head gasket has broken, there is coolant in you oil, it may drive fine, but you NEED to have this fixed as soon as possible to prevent any further damage.

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