1999 Ford Fiesta fuel smell & white substance around to

Tiny
MAZZ234
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  • 1999 FORD FIESTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 67,000 MILES
I have a fuel smell & "mayo" like substance coming from the engine when I take the oil filler cap off. I have changed head gasket, inlet manifold gasket, rocker cover gasket & cleaned the surfaces up. Also flushed cooling system & did oil change on completion. The overall performance of the car seems better to me & it has been a week now & the fuel smell & white sunstance is back. Any ideas wold be appriciated. Cheers.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 12:47 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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I'm afraid if it's back the gasket is still bad. Could be fitted wrong. Bolt's not torqued correctly. Could even be a crack in the head. You need to strip it down again. Have the head pressure tested to see if it is cracked or warped (bent). If it's not. Put it all back together with new gasket's making sure you torque it down in the correct sequence and to the correct torque. Sorry
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