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Is oil color for a gas tiller normal when it's like a light cream color?

I opened the plastic plug where to add engine oil and some of the oil inside oozed out and it was like lite cream color. Is this a normal color? Thank you for any comments.

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The oil is immulsified, so there has been water in the oil.

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If you download the manual on page 23 figure 7-6 you will see the WHITE oil cap on the right side of the engine just forward of the belt. Unscrew that by placing a screwdriver across the 2 raised tabs IF you can not get it loose with your fingers. There is a dip stick with oil level indicators on it inside the engine.

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