Was just under the 99 SE to install a new o-ring around the oil level sensor (had a small drip). I drained out 4 quarts of oil to do the sensor o-ring install. I put everything back together on the under side and roller 'er down off the ramps to add the oil. (The oil was just changed 1,200 miles ago so wasn't ready for a full change).
I popped off the oil fill cap to find this in the cap:
I poured out water from the cap!
This is a shot of the filler neck:
And here'* the coolant bottle (engine was cold when I did this work):
Now..a little history. Car has 93,000 on it. I just did the upper intake and lower gasket work in June at 77,000. Engine does not consume ANY coolant. It has been meticuously maintained from day 1. I constantly check fluids and change oil every 2,800 miles.
Anyone have any ideas of what'* going on here???
The water in the crankcase makes me real nervous! Any time I've ever seen white sludge on a oil fill cap it'* never a good ending...usually a tell-tale sign of internal damage.