After reading through a number of links on here it seems I have to admit to a blown headgasket don't I?
you betcha. Although I have seen intake manifold gaskets do this as well. In particular the gm motor- 3.1 liter. Continued driving of this will likely kill the bottom half of the engine. DON'T DRIVE IT!!!
Thanks Paul, it was a gasket. My mechanic is away for another ten days which is just killing me!
The other mechanic I took it to told me there was no harm in driving it but I didnt really believe that so I found a Ford forum and posted there. The reply was similar to yours plus a few other problems that could happen if I continue to drive it.
I hope I haven't ruined it already.
Anyone wanna buy a car?
Jo, While your waiting for your mechanic, drain your oil, leave the plug out overnight. Put the plug back in add 2 quarts of oil to flush some residue out, and drain again. Re-istall the plug again and add 4 quarts of fresh oil. You should not be running it at all. When your guy is back have it towed there. And ahh.. No Thanks on the "new car"!
Well, I live pretty far up north, and I see alot of that (oil looking milky) that can be from water in the oil. I notice this happen alot in winter (well, all the time because where I live there is only 3 months real summer anyway) So it gets cold and freezes. I've seen oil look like coffee when you put the whitner in. Pretty weird, eh?
Milky OIl appearance is generally caused by condensation in an engine. This happens when you drive a short distance. The water from the crank case is not burned off. This is normal. Just get her good and hot and this should cure your worries. I know that this is a scary sight because you automatically think head gasket and $$$$ but if your driving habits in cold weather don't allow for a hot engine then this is your problem.
Especially on the dip stick and filler cap interior.
Could be water or antifreeze getting into the oil
A cracked radiator will NOT put water in the engine and make the oil milky. A bad head gasket WILL put water in the engine and make the oil look milky. That does not neccessarily mean you have a bad engine. Have someone fix or replace the radiator and replace the head gasket. It could be a good engine for a long time yet
You would eventually find water in the oil, or it would look milky compared to normal oil.
That would be moisture in the oil.
yes it can water can leak into the intake valley and get into your oil resulting in milky oil
Blown head gasket. That milky look is coolant mixed with the oil. STOP driving this vehicle until you have this repaired or you will ruin this engine.
Look at the oil on the dipstick. If you have antifreeze leaking into the crankcase the oil will be milky.
Milky oil is water or coolant in the oil. You need to find the cause and fix it. Causes include head and intake gaskets.
Any time your engine oil is milky it means you have water in it It's got water in it from somewhere. Probably a blown headgasket. Hopefully not a cracked or warpped head.
There could be a leak, maybe a small leak, and only when it overheats. Also, check the oil and make sure there is no water in the oil. It will probably look weirdly milky on the dipstick if there is water in the oil.
It might, or it might turn the coolant white or milky or it can end up being dark brown globs.
You could very well have a blown head gasket. I would advise getting it to your dealer and have it checked asap.
My guess would be that if has gotten moisture in it. Were the oil bottles sealed? Also how old if the oil?
Milky coloured oil may mean that water is getting in somewhere. Take your bike for servicing. I would not chance riding it until a mechanic sees it.
probably a blown head gasket if the oil looks milky or has bubbles in it
Unfortunately, you most likely have a blown head gasket! Does the antifreeze look milky or cloudy? What does the oil look like? Does it look like the water is getting into the oil also? I'm not sure how much it would cost to replace, but I assume somewhere in the $500 to $1000 range.
Check your coolant. Typically milky oil is a sign of a bad head gasket.
Milky oil is oil with water in it. The water is usually coolant. Common causes are failed headgasket, cracked head, internal leak in an oil cooler.
Condensation of moisture mixed with the oil film inside the cap. If oil in oil pan is not "milky" you are ok.
Oil and water do not mix. oil will float on top of coolant if you remove radiator cap this will be very visible, on the other hand coolant in oil will look milky white.
my head gasket was blown and it had water in the oil which made the oil look a milky color
Make sure that the motor oil is not mixing with the antifreeze. That would give you that gray exhaust you're referring too. If the oil is milky, then you need a head gasket job.
The oil that can make your hair look soft and shiny is Salmon.
you have a blown head gasket water is getting in to the engine oil
The head gasket is gone and water or coolant has mixed with the engine oil. Replacing the head gasket is no big deal.