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Default Help, oil catch can fills every gas fill, milky stuff on oil fill cap - 28th January 2014, 01:58 PM

Hey Everyone,
I have a problem and am trying to figure it out.
1.) my oil catch can fills with in the time I have to fill my car with gas. It's looks like mostly moisture water, it does smell like exhaust. I have been emptying it ever fill.
2.) noticed moist blow-by milky foam on oil fill hole cap. Oil however doesn't look milky.

It's a 05 Mini Cooper S, 138k, the last owner in 2012 has the motor completely rebuilt. I've has absolutely no coolant loss. I do live in Minnesota so it has been below 0 degrees much of this winter. The vehicle runs good, has good power.

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Default 30th January 2014, 01:55 PM

I would have said potentially head gasket with that mileage, however you said the owner had a rebuild in 2012...

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Default 30th January 2014, 03:24 PM

Are you doing lots of Short runs less than a couple of miles

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Default 30th January 2014, 04:15 PM

If you take the water filler cap off (when cold) and start the engine dose the water have any bubbles in it?

It's either head gasket or a condensation build up, I hope it's the latter!
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