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Old 01-17-2008
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NO it doesn't HAVE to be a blown gasket..There would be more sludge most likely if it was..He needs to change the oil and see what happens then..The way the weather has been here in CT it's a good chance it's just condensation..We'll see..
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Looks like condensation, i had the same thing on a 2006 vw jetta(8,000 miles on the clock)
If you dip the oil and it's normal it isnt the head gasket,also check the water for oil .
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i dont know when i changed my oil i had this prblm with the CAP and the CAP only my oil was perfectly fine. and his symptoms are almost identical to mine wet weather plus i drive through this huge *** puddle all the time behind my work. i also only drive 4 miles to get to my job which ends up being a 5 min drive if even that. I also am not leaking any coolant or anything like that so im hoping for myself and him that its just the wet weather.
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I have the same problem, mines not nearly as bad as the pictures, just a little bit on the cap, the dip stick was perfectly fine. I use motorcraft 5w-30 oil. What I think it is tho is that highs for the temp have only been in single digits and lows near -25 haha, and my truck barely ever gets the chance to warm up.
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if you have a blown head gasket, you should be putting compression in the radiatior. There is a tool i got that you take off your radiatior cap, start your motor and if there is compression the fluid will turn white. It cost me 100 bucks. I would look for one of those. My old 84 bronco had the same problem, and i used it to find out i had a blown gasket. I hope this helps
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Good gracious people calm down! its not that big of a deal and it happens to a lot of cars this time of year.

Read this:

http://www.garage-pak.com/pat-goss-w...l-pudding.html

Moral is maintain you PCV system and Don't drive 1 mile and shut the car off all the time. make sure it reaches operating temperature for a time once and a while.

~HJ

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PCV Valve

PCV Valve
Positive Crankcrase Ventation Valve.....
Replace It.......................................
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OMG you don't have a blown head gasket ! just wipe the crap off the cap and then take the truck on the highway for a good long run so the oil will get to a temperature that the moisture vaporises out of it. then check the cap again.
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my oil cap looked just like this,and the radiator was empty too,so is this mean i need to replace the pcv vavle,or new head gaskets? i already changed the oil today and it went back to that same color in the pic showed on page one
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Yours is probably a head gasket
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Everyone's freaking out. Its normal. Just wipe it off. And next time you do an oil change just look at the oil and make sure its not funky looking. If you want for safe measure just pull the dipstick and confirm its not milky.

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I see this a lot at work during the winter months mostly on GM vehicles though
Hm, thats funny, I haven't seen it on my Chevy yet, saw it on the Ranger a few times though.
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changed my oil after i noticed this,and i wiped the cap off,checked the radiator is was empty so i filled it up ,started the truck it ran like crap and that milky looking stuff was shooting out the pcv i think(the hose running from the intake to the mannifold is the pcv?)shut the truck off looked at the radiator overflow tank is had some milky stuff in,took the cap of the radiator and it was the same milky stuff shooting the the pcv, so what is wrong? thanks
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The 305 in my Sierra has/does this, but it actually is a sludge & headgasket issue. No coolant or milky substance in the oil, but it smokes white in the cold like a Mack, drinks coolant, has low power and fuel economy and has white residue on the Oil Fill cap(combination of water vapour & other fluid's residue during evaporation).
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changed my oil after i noticed this,and i wiped the cap off,checked the radiator is was empty so i filled it up ,started the truck it ran like crap and that milky looking stuff was shooting out the pcv i think(the hose running from the intake to the mannifold is the pcv?)shut the truck off looked at the radiator overflow tank is had some milky stuff in,took the cap of the radiator and it was the same milky stuff shooting the the pcv, so what is wrong? thanks
headgasket is shot its dumping coolent into your cyl and in turn the piston is pumping it out in other places. time to tear the motor down.
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ya dude your hgs are shot mine was just condensation
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so i just need new head gaskets?and do i need any other new gaskets? do i need other parts too?
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so i just need new head gaskets?and do i need any other new gaskets? do i need other parts too?
head gaskets are doneski

you can get a "head gasket set" it normally comes with everything you'll need. like the intake gaskets and stuff. I would recommend replacing the crank and cam seal while you have it all torn apart even.
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alright head gasket set it is then,thanks guys
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alright head gasket set it is then,thanks guys
You do not need head gaskets. This is normal condensation caused in the winter time from short drives. You should at least change your oil to be sure before you spend a few hundred dollars changing head gaskets. I have new head gaskets and still have the same problem.
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read what hes saying about his oil and antifreeze that sure as hell seems like hgs to me. I'd be shocked if it wasn't a bad hg.
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