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01-19-2009, 09:32 PM
how do you know if the lim gasket gets bad or whatever gasket it is where coolant gets into your motor.

01-19-2009, 09:47 PM
Read sticky...

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01-19-2009, 09:49 PM
sorry i tried that but it didn't bring anything up

01-26-2009, 05:22 PM
alright sweet today i found out that i have coolant in my motor but it is only on the oil fill cap. should i just put some stop leak in their or should i replace it right away which i don't feel like paying somebody to do it.

Mike Jung
01-26-2009, 05:34 PM
alright sweet today i found out that i have coolant in my motor but it is only on the oil fill cap...
Are you sure it is coolant; & not condensation ?

See: Condensation in Oil (

01-26-2009, 05:41 PM
well that would be good but it would have to be alot of condensation because i can see it on the wall by the oil fill opening. does coolant float, sink or totally mix in oil? i hope thats what it is. its been 4,000 miles since my last oil change so i guess i will find out tomarow when i get an oil change.

01-26-2009, 06:14 PM
If it's coolant in the oil, the oil will look kinda of milky. Look down the oil fill hole into the cylinder head galley with a flash light and see what it looks like. Check the dipstick. Drain the oil and check if you aren't really sure. Check your coolant level too, that's an obvious sign if it's low.

If it's definitely leaking coolant into the oil, don't use any leak stop additives. They usually don't work, or they deposit all kinds of crap in your engine/cooling system that does more harm over time than good. Fix it the right way by replacing the faulty gasket, and don't wait too long to do it or your bearing will be toast.

01-26-2009, 06:39 PM
i think i just got a lot of condensation because my oil is clean, my oil cap and the walls above the oil are a little milky. my coolant is fine like i said i do have 4,000 miles on the oil i just never saw it their before. plus do you usaully have more condensation in the winter.

yeah i think i figured its just condensation because mine is exactly like those pictures.
could it be just a bad pcv. or is this somewhat normal in the winter

gagt Mechanic
01-26-2009, 10:26 PM
your lim will usually leak externally before internally. there are plenty of pics of bad lims on here if you are not sure where the gasket is.