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Old 01-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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lite water in my oil

look i have a lite case of water in my oil. i found it milky around the fill breather and a very little dripped out the drain plug just needing more thoughts on what it could be from?
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Sorry to say but u probably have a bad head gasket.
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Is it milky or any bubbles on the dip stick??
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Sorry to say but u probably have a bad head gasket.
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look i have a lite case of water in my oil. i found it milky around the fill breather and a very little dripped out the drain plug just needing more thoughts on what it could be from?
That's an indicator of short drives with the engine never really warming up.
Take it for a good long drive, then check it, but keep an eye on the oil pressure and temperature JIC.
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That's an indicator of short drives with the engine never really warming up.
Take it for a good long drive, then check it, but keep an eye on the oil pressure and temperature JIC.
+1 I lived less than 2 miles from my work before I got a house and my ranger had the milky stuff in the oil cap, I now drive 10 miles to work and 10 back and haven't had a problem it's just condensation most likely
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There was no water on the dip stick but the short drives might be it cause that's exactly what I do jump in and go down the street and back no more then 2 miles but the only reason y is cause it will shut down like an ignition prob some where or a anti theft system prob cause it will start back up and drive another mile or so before doing it again. Thanks for the help but please give more advice.
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There was no water on the dip stick but the short drives might be it cause that's exactly what I do jump in and go down the street and back no more then 2 miles but the only reason y is cause it will shut down like an ignition prob some where or a anti theft system prob cause it will start back up and drive another mile or so before doing it again. Thanks for the help but please give more advice.
Like jwhayne0001 said, it is condensation caused by short drives where the engine never fully warms up. You need to get it fixed and quit driving it those short distances until you do. Every time you do that it condenses more and more water into your engine. Eventually it will cause a failure from water getting into your oiling system and being spread out to your crankshaft, rods, camshaft and valve train.

Your problem could be in the pick up coil in your distributor. They will do that when they go bad sometimes. They work fine when cold, then they shut down once they warm up.
If it has an aftermarket anti-theft system that you do not know how to troubleshoot or operate I would look into removing it. As far as I know the factory anti-theft will not shut down the engine.
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Thanks @trojan horse found that prob in the distributor now time to get to work on this water in my oil.
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Does the car small sweet or white smoke? But most likely is a bad head gasket, the same happen to me.
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The white smoke only happens if I hold it to the floor and dump the clutch but it does have a smell going on as of right now the motor is being taken apart at least the top end is coming off.
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Thanks @trojan horse found that prob in the distributor now time to get to work on this water in my oil.
Take a good long drive when you get the distributor fixed.
That will likely clear up the moisture you are seeing in the fill breather cap.
If you have a blown head gasket, then the oil in the pan will turn into a milky brown and may get to be overfilled as coolant is pressurized into the crankcase.
If that happens do not drive it anymore until you get it fixed.
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Was the car overheating?
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Didn't know my gauge sucks but it didn't feel hot I've touched the engine and it was all ways cool or warm.
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