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1.750 tbi giulietta cloverleaf throth in the oil cap.

Hi just after some advice, just brought a G QV. But 4 days into ownership I did some fluid checks, the oil is about half inch above maximum & there is a small amount of yogurt froth in the oil cap, is this anything to worry about, I know it suggests that water is in the oil some how, the car has 19 thou on the clock. Never had a car of so fiew miles before so just want to check weather it's normal or not, I have warranty until September, would this cover a possible failing head gasket.

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I find on my GQV the oil sometimes creeps up the dip stick while checking making it hard to read, make sure the level isn't too high because that could be bad news.

Gunk on the oil cap can occur if the car is only doing small journeys, I would just keep an eye on your coolant etc. Would be surprised if the head gasket was gone...
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Short journeys. I spotted the same issue, usually when i take it for a longer drive it disappear. Thought it was a coolant in the oil but it wasn't, it is some sort of condensation. No reports of head gasket problems so far.
What is the oil in your car and how many times it has been changed before?

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Hi guys thanks for the responce, yes I do only small jurneys in the week to & fro. Work engine barely gets warm, only stretching her legs at the weekend. The car just had a service & oil change a fiew weeks back, not sure what oil was used it looks nice & clean though, it's only a small bit of theory so I will put it down to condensation in the engine, also think it was sat in the showroom for quite some time so probably didn't help. Itopped the coolant up as soon as I saw the throth as it was down a tiny bit below full, but not noticed any drop yet so keeping my fingers crossed. Other than that & a bit of peeling laquer on one of the brembos she's spot on, fault less. Love the sound of the engine & turbo when booted with the window down almost sounds like she has a supercharger under the hood.

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Took the car on a longish run today aprox 80 miles, I cleaned the bit of throth out of the cap before I left along with water level & oil level check, checked once I got home & there was still nothing in there, all my levels were still good, so I guess it's pretty normal. That oil level seems a bit high though still.

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