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My oil is very milky had a service in January but it's still very milky any ideas? I don't do many miles on it

My oil is very milky had a service in January but it's still very milky any ideas, I don't do many miles on it

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  • adam bikedoc May 04, 2015

    Trish what bike is it please?

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All depending on what bike it is ,if it's not water cooled then it won't be your head gasket and if it s water cooled it could also be short journeys that can cause that the same as an air cooled bike or even water pump seals if it's water cooled,so what bike are we on about ?

Posted on May 02, 2015

  • adam bikedoc May 03, 2015

    Really your question says it all if your only doing short journeys what happens is the engine heats up inside but the heat doesn't get chance to heat up on the outside so it causes condensation which is water and that's what mixes with the oil.yamaha xj600' s are a classic example they do it alot .

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If the coolant level is dropping the head gasket is gone of not it could be a build up of condensation from lack of use or cheap oil.

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  • Trish Burgess Apr 10, 2015

    Thank you my bike is air cooled and I have only done 1300 miles on it in 18 montns so that sounds about right

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There is water mixing with the oil causing the milky color. Running the engine can severely damage it which will result in very high repair cost or event scrapping the engine. It is most likely the top gasket that has blown and replacement thereof is not very difficult and also reasonable in price. Get it done asap.

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Blown Head gasket or at the worst a cracked block or head.

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