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OIL

2002 BMW 316 • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 75,000 miles

Ive noticed a creamy substance on dipstick when checking oil levels in my 2002 316 compact bmw, is this cause for concern?
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Funky1973
January 16, 2011.



It might be caused by coolant in the oil.

Dr. Hagerty
Jan 16, 2011.
There is not any sign of creamy substance in engine oil tank or on cap, only a few spots on dipstick, the car is running fine with no overheating or cutting out, do I have urgent cause for concern?

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Funky1973
Jan 16, 2011.
Thank you for the clarity! There is condensation when a cold surface is exposed to water vapor, that is what you are seeing, just a bit of normal condensation. No worries!

Dr. Hagerty
Jan 16, 2011.