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Q: Oil in the water

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There is oil in the water. Is it a blown head gasket or cracked head?

If you open the oil cap and see a white moisture on the top of it, you may have a head gasket cracked. A block test should be performed to verify a head gasket crack. If you would like to have this checked, a certified mechanic can inspect your system to determine the cause of any oil leakages.

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