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gunk on the oil dipstick

Postby thelaird2000 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:39 pm

Ive just noticed a thick consistency of light coloured "gunk" on my dipstick, ive read a forums that say its nothing to worry about as its condensation within that area of the engine,

is this the case or should i be more worried?
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gunk on the oil dipstick

Postby carlsberg85 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:08 pm

Nothing to be worried about. Doing short journey causes this. So best bet is to give it a longish run once a week. Give it a clean an then go for a longish drive and see if it is still there or not
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Re: gunk on the oil dipstick

Postby nicholto 2 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:11 pm

Does this also apply to some gunk underneath the oil cap, almost like mayonnaise? There was nothing there when i bought the car 5 weeks ago (i made a point of looking) and at present i do only short daily journeys as well.
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Re: gunk on the oil dipstick

Postby lawre93 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:35 pm

Yes! That's the same thing.
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Re: gunk on the oil dipstick

Postby nicholto 2 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:55 pm

my thanks to lawre03 - thats put my mind at rest
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