White stuff on oil dip stick

Tiny
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  • 1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
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  • 90,000 MILES
Checked oil and found white stuff on dip stick and no water in the water tank
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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 AT 3:53 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds as if you may have a head or head gasket problem, go get a head check done, this is a simple and quick chemical test for co in the cooling system, all mechanics should be able to do this test, it will take about 2 min to do and if positive (the chemical agent changing colour) you will have a head or gasket problem.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
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Should I even drive it like that?
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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 AT 6:01 PM
Tiny
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Flush oil and change filter, top up coolant and only drive to get it tested and or fixed, if it is misfiring I would tow it instead.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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I'll just be safe n get it towed. Lol how much u think it will cost if it is a a blown head gasket. And also Wut would cause this to happen?
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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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Cost will depend on what damage is done, the head may be cracked or warped the cost will be unknown until it is inspected, you may be able to get a quote for a change over reco head, you will have to price this in your local area as I am in Australia I have no prices, most work shops will be able to quote over the phone on a change over head supplied and fitted. As for the cause, you may have had a coolant leak a faulty radiator or thermostat often an over heating event will cause a problem like this, also not using correct coolant can cause the head to corrode and cause a problem over a long time.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2015 AT 6:13 PM

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