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    I think I might be in trouble

    Well after I got my lights fixed I looked under the hood and was cleaning a few things up. I popped off the breather and all this white greasy goo was covering the inside. Is this what you guys describe as a Milkshake? It looks like white lithium grease. I think I now might have an internal coolant leak. My vacuum gauge doesnt show that there would be one but I am not sure. I remember seeing a little condesation on my dipstick, But I wasnt too concerned. I put in seafoam as it is supposed to "dry" oil. I drained the oil not to long ago after running it and I didnt have any of that milkshake in it. I just had my valvecovers off and everything looked very good. Is this what I think it is?

    2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
    My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

    #2
    May have an exploded head gasket. When I blew one on the capri it just knocked out a 1 inch chunk between 2 cylinders.
    1989 Grand Marquis LS
    flat black, 650 double pumper, random cam, hei, stealth intake, Police front springs, Wagon rear, Police rear bar, wagon front ,exploder wheels, 205/60-15 fronts 275/60-15 rears, 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" offroad x pipe, Eclipse front bucket seats, Custom floor shifter, 4.10 gears, aluminum driveshaft and daily driven. 16.77@83mph

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      #3
      1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
      Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!

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        #4
        I think its because its so damn cold out that water is condesing on the breather.

        2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
        My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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          #5
          I dont think I blew a head gasket. The car still runs ok.

          2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
          My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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            #6
            Keep an eye on the coolant level. If it starts dropping, be concerned. You'd also do well to stand behind the car and see if it smells sweet. If it does, thats usually head gasket. Compression test will say for sure, but its possible its just condensation. If the oil itself isn't milky, and you just have a little white crap on the underside of the oil cap I wouldn't go to panic mode just yet. I popped the dipstick on my Townie last night and it was rusted at the top from condensation. Its also been sitting for a while and hasn't had a proper run in probably a month.
            86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
            5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

            91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC grandpa spec white and cranberry

            1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

            Originally posted by phayzer5
            I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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              #7
              I think I might just do the leak down test to be sure

              :edit: Compression test

              2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
              My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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                #8
                water condensation under the valvecovers will cause it. Happened to me.

                RIP Jason P Harril, we'll miss ya bro

                '80 Town Coupé
                '84 Towncar - Teh Cobra TC, 408w powered
                '16 Ram 1500 CC Outdoorsman, Hemi/3.92/8sp 4x4

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                  #9
                  condensation

                  1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
                  2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
                  1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
                  1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
                  2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
                  1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

                  please be patient, rebuilding an empire!

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                    #10
                    If your coolant is not dropping, and the car still runs properly, it's just condensation. The dipstick on the '90 every couple weeks would look like a vanilla shake, but the coolant never dropped and the car ran smooth as butter. The tranny though, uh nevermind....
                    Save a seal, club a liberal.

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                      #11
                      My money's on condensation.

                      2007 F-150 Supercab XLT 4x4
                      1997 Jeep Cherokee

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                        #12
                        your car was just rubbing one out

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                          #13
                          :lol:
                          Save a seal, club a liberal.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Pimp Hard Or Bust
                            your car was just rubbing one out
                            :lol:

                            2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
                            My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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