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Old 11-22-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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Under my cap on my s2 there is some milky looking substance I asked my dad and he says it probally just from the moisture the dipstick looks normal tho just under the oil cap....... 1st time I noticed this is this normal??
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It is a very big deal. Most likely you are the latest reciipent of the upper intake manifold failure.

Drain the oil asap and try to determine how much coolant is in it.
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Under my cap on my s2 there is some milky looking substance I asked my dad and he says it probally just from the moisture the dipstick looks normal tho just under the oil cap....... 1st time I noticed this is this normal??
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It is a very big deal. Most likely you are the latest reciipent of the upper intake manifold failure.

Drain the oil asap and try to determine how much coolant is in it.
I'm between the both of you on this one...

Its possible that the intake may be having issues... But On my 95, if we have cool weather and the car makes a few short trips, plenty of condensation always appears on my oil cap... I usually let the engine get good and hot to burn off the moisture..

Is the car using any coolant?

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It is a very big deal. Most likely you are the latest reciipent of the upper intake manifold failure.

Drain the oil asap and try to determine how much coolant is in it.
My engine was rebuilt and it had an upgraded upper intake manifold that is not suppost to leak as eazy at 89k costed my uncle $350..... brb gona check for more milky white stuff brb
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I'm with Jr's3800 on this. It could just be condensation. If the oil itself looks perfectly fine then you should be alright. Definately check to see if your coolant leven has dropped though.
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Si it had the upgraded parts when it was rebuilt.... I take it a ruptured intake was the cause of the rebuild?

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I agree with Don...I've had a car that on one cold morning had a milkiness on the cap. Scared me to death. Pull the dipstick..if it'* back change the oil and run it around...keep an eye on it.
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Si it had the upgraded parts when it was rebuilt.... I take it a ruptured intake was the cause of the rebuild?
I do belive so I looked again it was a very little milky white stuff under the cap the oil looks fine tho..... but my coolant is lower than normal and of course it is cold weather here in wisconsin 30'* not to long ago it was 16 degrees....
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Si it had the upgraded parts when it was rebuilt.... I take it a ruptured intake was the cause of the rebuild?
I do belive so I looked again it was a very little milky white stuff under the cap the oil looks fine tho..... but my coolant is lower than normal and of course it is cold weather here in wisconsin 30'* not to long ago it was 16 degrees....
Fill the overflow bottle to full hot.... Watch it carefully, if it drops back down to full cold or lower in a matter of a few days or so, you need to start searching for a leak... Just a heads up on that...

The moisture under the cap is normal for cold weather... Just drive the car a good bit longer and the moisture should burn off... May be a good time for an oil change if you haven't done one in a while..

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If the dipstick doesn't show anything then you should top off the coolant and keep a watch on the dipstick for milky white..then dismiss as condensation.

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