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    white milky stuff on dipstick

    Hello. I have 02 wrx with about 78k miles. Its has a vf34, sti pinks, upgraded fuel pump, up,mid, and down pipe, and borla catless.

    This morning i checked my oil and noticed a small amount of a milky white substance on the dip stick. The rest of the oil on the stick looked normal. I stuck it back in a second time and pulled out; got a little bit more white stuff. After putting the d.s in and pulling it out a few other times i wasn't able to pull out any more white stuff. I checked the oil again when i got to school and nothin, it looked normal. Checked it again after class before driving home and still lookin normal. Any ideas? Im hopin i just had some condensation in the ds tube. Please let me know what you guys think.

    oh ya, coolant and res seem fine

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    If you can, provide a picture of it please. Could be anything from coolant, to froth. Neither are good, but a picture would help to diagnose it.
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    You're gonna have to drain your oil to get a clear picture of what's going on.

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    If you stop playing with your dipstick so much, the milky stuff won't come out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    If you stop playing with your dipstick so much, the milky stuff won't come out.
    So I jizzed, in, my, (oil)pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus32 View Post
    Hello. I have 02 wrx with about 78k miles. Its has a vf34, sti pinks, upgraded fuel pump, up,mid, and down pipe, and borla catless.

    This morning i checked my oil and noticed a small amount of a milky white substance on the dip stick. The rest of the oil on the stick looked normal. I stuck it back in a second time and pulled out; got a little bit more white stuff. After putting the d.s in and pulling it out a few other times i wasn't able to pull out any more white stuff. I checked the oil again when i got to school and nothin, it looked normal. Checked it again after class before driving home and still lookin normal. Any ideas? Im hopin i just had some condensation in the ds tube. Please let me know what you guys think.

    oh ya, coolant and res seem fine
    I would drain the oil immediately.... change oil/fiter and "stir" through the oil that you drained and look for something odd.
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    Maybe it's condensation. Usually I see this white stuff in dodge engines. I was told by someone that it's water getting in there. How? No idea. Either way I don't think it's very good.

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    I hate to say this, but when that happened to me it was warped head gaskets. I have a 2003 WRX with 120,000. Good luck!

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    Start simple. It's either dirt or water; most likely water. "Simple" means it's condensation and that could be from not driving the car long enough, that is, driving for short trips in humid and/or chilly weather. Sure it could be a head gasket but that's not simple, so start simple first.
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    Id probally say a blown head gasket... has it been running hot or has it overheated?
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    If you have a bad head gasket your coolant will be getting low. Check the coolant level and make sure that its okay.

    Also if it is a head gasket you will have a white, (I believe but I may be wrong) sweet smelling smoke coming out of the exhaust.

    Hopefully this helps.



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