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    Exclamation Creamy oil

    Hi,
    I just checked the level of my oil and needed to add sum only to find when i took the cap off the back and the inside where you add the oil was covered in a creamy substance.

    Can anyone help into what this could be? Thanks

    Ill add some photos later

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    Usually if there is "mayo" on the inside of the filler cap, tends to mean the head gasket could be gone/on its way out.

    I had same in mine a year or 2 back around this time, had oil changed etc and took the car on a nice run to warm the engine thoroughly to get rid of any condensation which builds up in the engine block when its cold out. Now mine is fine, not had any issues with it since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgodden1989 View Post
    Usually if there is "mayo" on the inside of the filler cap, tends to mean the head gasket could be gone/on its way out.

    I had same in mine a year or 2 back around this time, had oil changed etc and took the car on a nice run to warm the engine thoroughly to get rid of any condensation which builds up in the engine block when its cold out. Now mine is fine, not had any issues with it since.
    I really hope its not the head gasket :/ Ill give it an oil change tomoz i think see if that fixes it. Cheers 4 the info pal

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    Change the oil and clean inside of the filler caps, and go for a nice long drive to make sure the engine gets nice and warm. Check it when you get back, then keep checking it every day or so to see if the mayo comes back again. If it doesn't, then should be fine, if it does, get it seen to.
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    what engine you got? some engines its commen for this at this time of year as the engine is over cooled

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    sounds like condensation to me.
    if you are not loosing cooland and the car is running ok- then dont worry about it.

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    If its an 8v then its a common problem & SHOULD be nothing to worry about... keep an eye on ur water n oil levels...
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    Mine had a very small amount of mayo today on the pil cap, and there was no water in the cooleant tank, but it wasnt overheating at all. could this just be the really cold weather??

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    Yea it is a 8v. Just worrying abit as there is alot of 'mayo' on the cap and also seems to be inside the engine. Water levels have dropped slightly but not much. Anyway im going to change the oil tomoz and see what happens probably due for a change anyway now. Cheers

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    as above mate take it for a good long drive to get rid of any condensation its has gone cold quick! and my old 8v used to have it alot of the time just clean it and keep an eye on it. dont worry about it more than likely condensation

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