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    hello i toped the water up in my car today and looked at the top of the oil cap and there was a small pea sized blob it was a mustard colour what should i look out for its the 1.8 ls 2003 thanks

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    I'd watch the amount of water your topping up by, u shouldn't regularly top up water at all, also I wouldn't too concerned with the 'mustard' either, ya can get that if u make a lot of short journeys as the oil isn't reaching optimal temp. U also can get a compresion test done if ur water problems persists. Hth

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    i do make a lot of short journeys thanks for your help

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    Just condensation mate clean the cap and take the car for a good run
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco dan View Post
    u shouldn't regularly top up water at all


    I've had mine a year and a half, and haven't touched the water at all!

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    thanks for all your help

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    thanks for all your help

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    take the breather pipes off and clean them out, should be one from the crank case to the rocker cover and another from the rocker cover to the air intake clean both out with some wire, push the wire through then tie a piece of rag on the end and pull it back through till its 90 % clean then spray with carb cleaner and leave to dry out.

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    thanks

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