Water in the oil

Tiny
KAOTIC55
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  • 2003 VAUXHALL ASTRA
4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 44000 miles

I have noticed 'mayo' on my oil dipstick. Also under the filler cap.
I know the filler cap can get condensation. I usually do short journeys too and from work.
But i'm panicking that the 'mayo' on the dipstick means the head gasket has gone?
Is this a definite indication that the head gasket has gone?

Engine is 2.2 16v.

Thank you. Andrea
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 3:17 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

If the oil is emulsified there is some quantity of coolant entering the sump, usually this will be a head or head gasket issue, are you using coolant? Is there any misfire or white smoke? Get a cooling system check done, and have the system checked for exhaust gasses in the cooling system, this is a simple chemical test that is conclusive for head gasket problems, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 3:51 AM

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