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Milky Oil #5349707 02/14/20 08:23 AM
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At first I thought blown head gasket, but I am not sure.

What are your thoughts on this?

- 2013 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI
- About 10 hours on oil since last oil/filter change
- Shell Rotella T6 5w40
- Oil on dipstick is perfect gold color
- Milky substance is only on top of dipstick/oil fill tube (the pic of it on the bottom of dipstick is when I used to wipe it from the oil fill tube)
- Ran it for about an hour last night (snow plowing in 20 degree temps)
- Machine runs great, no issues
- Engine hot, exhaust hot, radiator hot, engine oil tank hot, top of dipstick and oil fill tube COLD
- Milky substance is cold


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Re: Milky Oil [Re: lancerplayer] #5349708 02/14/20 08:26 AM
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Normal in cold weather

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Looks like the breather isn't breathing enough- but condensate on a 710 cap is normal in sub freezing weather

Lots of WATER is the by product of combustion.

You are making mainly H20 an C02 ( along with other nasties)
burning fossil fuels.

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Re: Milky Oil [Re: lancerplayer] #5349752 02/14/20 09:25 AM
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Most likely normal condensation, especially if the engine was running for short periods of time in cold weather.


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Just normal condensation. My Ford 5.4 will do that in the winter unless I am towing something. Especially with some idle time.


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Re: Milky Oil [Re: lancerplayer] #5349793 02/14/20 10:04 AM
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Taste it. Is it water /condensation or coolant?


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Re: Milky Oil [Re: lancerplayer] #5349818 02/14/20 10:31 AM
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You need to get the vehicle out on the highway and drive it at posted speed for about an hour or so to boil off combustion products that have accumulated in engine due to engine oil never getting hot enough to boil off those products. RUN IT.

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Looks normal. While I do not have your said vehicle, I have seen that condensate on just about every winter driven vehicle I own. As stated, check any crank case vent to ensure they are not plugged.


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There's no beating deep heating.


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Re: Milky Oil [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #5349855 02/14/20 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Yah-Tah-Hey
You need to get the vehicle out on the highway and drive it at posted speed for about an hour or so to boil off combustion products that have accumulated in engine due to engine oil never getting hot enough to boil off those products. RUN IT.


probably not the best idea

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Re: Milky Oil [Re: lancerplayer] #5349964 02/14/20 01:33 PM
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Normal

My Tacoma does the same thing in the winter, (4 ltr. V6.) Oil cap or in your case dipstick is at a cooler part of the engine away from the more directly heated parts. of the hotter engine.

Cure ? Go for longer rides and get the engine temp up , get on the Hwy for 30 to 40 minutes a couple times a week , Problem solved.

The engine is hot by your description but not hot enough to evaporate the condensation that is developing.

I'm guessing that this doesn't happen in the Summer. Right!

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This doesn't happen on my tesla!

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Your correct ,just don't let the smoke out of the wires or nothing will work.

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Originally Posted by ad244
This doesn't happen on my tesla!


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Originally Posted by Chris142
Taste it...

duh
Ho boy....


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