Milky oil cap

Asked by Apr 26, 2016 at 09:40 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My oil cap is growing some milk and i just did the
oil change a month ago ... I checked the coolant
and is not missing any i also check the dipstick and
the oil shows pretty clean. But my thermostat is
gone...could it be related????

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254,535

yes, the engine is not getting up to operating temperature. Milky oil will show typical on a car driven on short rides not letting the car warm up properly. best to drive it 20-30mins at a time.

11,880

strange someone would remove the stat unless the car had an overheating problem that they couldn't fix. might want to explore that problem a little bit too.

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