MILKY GOOP INSIDE OIL CAP

  • Tiny
  • BigMatt321
  • 1996 Ford Windstar
  • 140,000 miles

There is water when you take the oil cap off you can see water not a lot and this brown gummy stuff all down in the valve cover could this be a bad pcv valve or something in the vacum system a stuck valve or something like that please be nice thank you matt

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 11:20 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Is the oil on the dipstick a creamy light brown? As far as the PCV, if it is clogged or stuck, it won't allow air to be drawn from the crank case. As a result, moisture can develope and cause that. However, if the oil is contaminated, it could be that coolant is getting into the engine (bad head gasket, intake leak.)

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 11:39 PM
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  • Dan_K
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Head Gasket failure on Ford's 3.8L V6 is, sadly, a common complaint.

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 11:48 PM

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