Milky oil

Asked by Mar 10, 2017 at 10:12 PM about the 2000 Plymouth Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Looking at a 2000 Plymouth neon it's been
setting without being started for 2-3 years. I
looked at the dip stick and it was milky
looking. I was told that it was cause where it
sat so long drawing moisture that I just
needed to change fluids. I also know this is
the signs of a blown head gasket. I just need
to know could it setting not being started to
cause milky oil.. I mean it hadn't been
started for 2-3 years until the day I looked at
it and when I put the battery in it and turned
the key it fired right up. There was no noise
in the motor nothing sounded perfect...

3 Answers

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Antifreeze in oil. Change oil & Filter and see if it turns milky again I feel like unless there was a water leak dripping in the oil dip stick tube that there is no way moisture in the air would turn oil milky. Most likely a head or intake gasket.

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I agree. This is probably the reason it was parked in the first place!! Keep shopping!! HTH. -Jim

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24,755

This is a car you're looking at buying?? I wouldn't TOUCH it. They are selling you a song and dance with that story...

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