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    Head Gasket gone - thin caramel film on oil cap

    Hi
    I've got a thin light brown water'y film on the inside of my oil cap. I've been a bit worried I might be getting water in the oil.
    No other symptoms and the caramel film is not syrup'y just watery

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    Is this normal??

    Thanks
    Iain

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    Re: Head Gasket gone - thin caramel film on oil cap

    sounds like oil to me...

    If there was:

    * white emulsion on the cap
    * white emulsion on the dipstick
    * oil floating on top of the coolant in the expansion tank
    * excessive steam from exhaust

    i'd be worried. But oil on the filler cap sounds kind of normal to me.

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    Re: Head Gasket gone - thin caramel film on oil cap

    Its strange but the underside of the oil filler cap looks fine when the engines cold but more of a caramel colour when the engines hot .

    Think your right - nowt to worry about.

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    I HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS IN THE PAST AND HAVE BEEN TOLD ITS DUE TO ME DOING SHORT JOURNEYS, AND THE OIL NOT GETING UP TO TEMP. NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

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    I got same advice as kane from Audi dealer, i usually make sure i now go on a long journey ( well long for me ) every wk and has got rid of the problem ( condensation )

 

 

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