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are these signs of a blown head gasket?

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Old 04-21-2007, 12:33 AM
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carmel like fluid building up on the oil cap and moisture blocker stick thing, hesitation in engine until warm and a little bit of white smoke when i first start it up and where i live it isnt cold right now around 65.....i might take it to the stealership tommrow but i duno yet...thanks
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:46 AM
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I might be wrong, and if i am, let one of the other guys correct me. But that caramel looking stuff under the oil cap is condensation.
Basically the vehicle isn't being driven long enough, to burn off the water...... The other stuff, i can't tell you about. Maybe one of the others can chime in. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:09 AM
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Could be a blown head gasket. Although it does happen to a vehicle that is not driven long enough for it to heat up to full operatinig temp before being shut off.
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That is correct (the condenstion reply). Gets worse this time of year (when temps go up and down alot). Wipe it off and put the cap back on.

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