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Why would there be moisture or a white film that looks like moisture on the dipstick when you check the oil?

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2007-08-28 10:24:20
2007-08-28 10:24:20

You probably have a blown head gasket, thus letting the water from the radiator get into the oil. In the worst case, you could have a damaged cylinder head gasket or a cracked block. That would cause oil to be found in your coolant as well as water in your oil. More commonly, a bad pcv valve or rocker arm cover gasket is to blame. What kind of car is it. On some cars it is very common and is not a problem at all.

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