Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









a little water on oil dipstick


  Email This Post



stephie
New User

May 26, 2010, 11:22 AM

Post #1 of 4 (3431 views)
Shortcut
a little water on oil dipstick Sign In

HI, I have a recently restored 79 ford ranger 4x4, with the 302 engine. the new engine has less than 1000 miles on it. I am finding just a tiny water on my oil dipstick (white residue on edges of dipstick and a few splotches , but not fully foamy at all- i have repeated this several times to same result) . the truck is running beautifully, and i am hoping it is not an expensive repair....thanks, stephie


Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

May 26, 2010, 12:27 PM

Post #2 of 4 (3429 views)
Shortcut
Re: a little water on oil dipstick [In reply to] Sign In

It's probably condensation in the dipstick tube itself. You'll have to get it cleaned out somehow to determine if it's going to re-occur.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.



mikesheldon
User

Jul 16, 2010, 6:09 AM

Post #3 of 4 (3346 views)
Shortcut
Re: a little water on oil dipstick [In reply to] Sign In

It is either a head gasket or the head is cracked. More than likely it is the gasket. If you have been adding cold water when the engine is hot....then you may be searching for a head. Hot metal and cold water do not mix and cracks will result. Good luck !

(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jul 24, 2010, 8:05 AM)


Loren Champlain Sr
Veteran / Moderator
Loren Champlain Sr profile image

Jul 16, 2010, 8:52 PM

Post #4 of 4 (3340 views)
Shortcut
Re: a little water on oil dipstick [In reply to] Sign In

mike; Appreciate the concern, but at this point it is too soon to 'jump' to that conclusion. An engine that is run for short distances will accumulate moisture. A milky fill cap or dipstick can be attributed to short distance driving as the engine never gets hot enough to evaporate the moisture.
Loren
SW Washington




Advertising


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post

1990 chevrolet c1500 4.3 tbi 110k recently replaced motor w/ a 93 4.6 had a fe...


I am having a random repeating problem with a 2007 Honda Civic. The fuse that op...


Hi everybody not mechanical at all PLEAE HELP I HAVE A 2000 FORD TAURUS SE,,,B...


2003 Chrysler mini van. 3.3 ltr 133600 mi while driving, engine light came on b...


driver side spark plugs was no problem-3 out and 3 new ones in,now it's time fo...


1998 Chevy 3500,6.5 diesel,automatic trans,4WD,1ton dump truck. Problem:Driving ...


Feed Button






Automotive Forum Categories
AC Auto Repair
Auto Body Repair
Auto Insurance
Automotive Repair
Automotive Wiring
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Care Tips
Car Racing
Car Shows and Events
Car Stereo Repair
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair
Gasoline and Motor Oils
General Discussions
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Motorcycle ATV Repairs
Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Remote Control Cars
Steering and Suspension
The Bargin Bin
Traffic Ticket Help
Tricks of the Trade
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice
Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Car Forum - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy