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Question Oil, with murky appearance

So today I top up the oil, I am due for a change but haven't had the time, only 400km over. anyway the issue...is;

I take the oil filler cap off and to my surprise there is a residue with an oily amber/white appearance at the top.
Any Idea what this may be...

I drove for a bit after topping the oil and checked the filler cap and neck again and none of this was there...

The truck seems to drive fine, and has not been idling rough, or anything, no blue smk out the back...

Anyone with suggestions please let me know.

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you may have coolant in your motor oil caused by a leaking head gasket,intake manifold gasket,cracked or warped cylinder head or engine block.definetly a job for your favorite mechanic. a compression test on all cylinders should tell them whats wrong

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you may have coolant in your motor oil caused by a leaking head gasket,intake manifold gasket,cracked or warped cylinder head or engine block.definetly a job for your favorite mechanic. a compression test on all cylinders should tell them whats wrong
thanks will do...if there is no re-appearance of this after the oil change do you think there is an issue????
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thanks will do...if there is no re-appearance of this after the oil change do you think there is an issue????
even if there isnt its all ways safe to make sure there is nothing wrong so it doesnt happen again or possibly get worse. I would suggest getting it looked at either way.


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Don't worry it's just condensation most likely caused by too many short trips and the engine not heating up enough to go though a full heat cycle

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Don't worry it's just condensation most likely caused by too many short trips and the engine not heating up enough to go though a full heat cycle
Agree with skrwz on that
when you drain the oil have a look if is milky if it is then yes you have a coolant leak if not its just a condensation
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agreed. good call guys.

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also while its running pop the rad cap off if you see bubbles problems there to...

sounds like moisture tho... if your oil on the dipstick isnt white/milky i wouldnt worry about it
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Make sure your Rad is cold before you do this, we don't want anyone get burn, as will be under pressure when is hot



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thanks for all the help, there is no bubbles in the rad reservoir...and the dipstick just has golden oil on it...I never thought about the short trips up the hill to work, it is only an 8 minute drive...moisture would build up...

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