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  1. Black/black612

    Black/black612 Karting

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  2. Wade

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    Two questions;

    1. Was the cap on tight enough (good sealing)?
    2. Is the car driven for only short trips?

    Reason, during cool-down it might be sucking in condensation.
     
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  4. John Hasty

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    Any loss of water ? Running ok, any head gasket problem?
     
  5. Black/black612

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    1- yes I think the cap was tight but will check tomorrow
    2- correct mainly short trips

    And the car was cooling down
     
  6. Black/black612

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    Water level is perfect - so no
     
  7. Wade

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    That's a common problem with consistently short drives, especially in cooler/wetter areas.

    Check for gooage in the coolant tank as well.

    But my guess is that you're okay. Just take the car out for a nice longer drive when you can.
     
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  8. Black/black612

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    Thank you for taking the time for all your answers. Seb
     
  9. yelcab

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    Yes, you need to do 1 of 2 things: 1) stop driving short trips and just let the car sit. 2) take it out for a long long drive.
     
  10. Albert Penello

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    This is exactly a symptom of the oil getting hygroscopic and collecting water. Not the same as the water coming from a leaking gasket. What does your dipstick show?

    Clean it out, change the oil and filter, and run the car to get it nice and hot.
     
  11. paulchua

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    Sorry for my ignorance friends, but what is that yellow slimy substance?
     
  12. Albert Penello

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    It's condensation in the crankcase, mixed with oil vapors. It happens when cars sit for a long time or don't properly get up to temperature to burn off water in the system.

    A byproduct of combustion in water. That water condenses in your exhaust system, crankcase, etc. It's normally not a huge problem because the temps burn it all off. But if a car sits for a while, you can get stuff like this in your oil system. It's not great but it's not the end of the world.

    Clean up what you can with a rag. Go for a long drive and get the car up to temp, change your oil, and repeat :)

    Don't let the car sit for long periods or let it sit in moist environments.
     
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  13. Wade

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    Mixing engine oil with water vapor equals yellow goop after it cools.
     
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  14. paulchua

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    Thank you kind sirs, I did not know this, I appreciate the education.
    Best to you both!
     
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  15. yelcab

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    It looks like foamy cappuccino. That may be good for your breakfast but not for your car.
     
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  16. paulchua

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    Damn, I just poured some coffee into my tank this morning. I figured the caffiene would give it extra octane!!!

    :(
     

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