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    Mayo - head help

    hi there, had my coupe (2.2bertone) for about 2months now and just giving it a clean today and noticed a bit of mayo around the top of the oil filler cap, also on the dipstick as well.
    I'm not familiar with the car so not noticed if its losing water - dont think so (wouldnt know where to look anyway! LOL!).
    i've a couple of questions for you guys:

    1 - are head gasket failure common on 2.2 engine (its a 51 reg 54k)
    2 - the previous owner did about 500miles last year - youl this be a factor in having damp/condensation in engine? (car sat around for long periods of time)
    3 - does the cold weather mean you get possible water in engine?
    4 - does moisture in engine burn off with time?
    5 - is it best to get it to garage asap for diagnosis?
    cheers for any help,
    Dan

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    dont worry about it, if its only a wee bit on the dip stick it is totally normal.
    i had the same problem took it to vauxhall and they told me it was condinsation in the engine caused by the cold weather

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    Nothing to worry about with the descriptions youve given ie low miles etc, short journeys, cold climate etc etc

    What it needs is a good run to dissipate all that moisture thats built up.

    Ideally your best idea would be to remove the camcover and remove any mayo buildup, drop the oil & filter, refit cam cover, whack in some fresh oil & a filter and make sure u give the car a good run once a week especially in this weather to burn off the moisture....a good 40miles + should do the trick.

    Most cars will get a little bit mayo in this weather so it really is nothing to worry about.

    If you're gettin concerned then remember to look out for oil & water contamination in coolant expansion tank & sump. expansion tank is on passenger side of engine compartment - u really cant miss it.
    If it pressurises severely when u remove the cap then youve got poss HG probs but very unlikely with the circumstances youve mentioned.

    My advice, do an oil/filter change and clean out any mayo deposits under the cam case cover.

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    thanks you 2 for the advice. much appreciated. car is going to get serviced over Christmas so will get an oil and filter changed.
    have a good Christmas all!
    dan

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