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White gunk in Oil filler tube

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by niit_train, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    niit_train

    niit_train [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I tried searching thie topic, but found no threads on it, so here it goes:

    I was doing my 60000 mile maint. and started by changing the oil filter. After I did this, I removed the filler cap to allow air into the system for draining...just a habit. After removing the filler cap, I noticed a white gunk build up in the filler tube. I researched this at google, and found that it may be normal in cold temps on short trips. Has any 2nd generation folks experienced the same thing? It is a 4.0L and I beleive the filler tube is plastic, which would sort of explain it. The temps around here have been in the teens and twenties. Any insight is appreciated.




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  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its condensation. Normal. Change your oil more frequently for better protection in cold weather/short drives.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Bombero

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    This happens when water gets mixed in with your oil. I think short trips can cause this. I'm not 100% sure but I think the remedy is more frequent oil changes. I use to get this a lot with my Ram prior to trading it in.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    These are the answers I was hoping for. I still need to check the anitfreeze and tranny fluid to make sure.



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  5. Jan 28, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    mustangwilly

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    I noticed the white gunk for the first time last month when I changed my oil. I have only use mobile 1 and drive 8 miles one way to work and the temps have been in the teens. I figured it was just condendation like the others said.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    mws4ua

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    Glad I read this. I saw the same thing last time I changed my oil.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    craggar1

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    PHEW!!! I just purchased my tacoma and I noticed that white gunk as well. It's a 2008 with only 10,000 miles on it so when I saw that, it worried me. Good to hear the condensation thing. My dipstick is clean and there was nothing on the visable timing chain under the cap.
     
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