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    guys, did I read somewhere that 3.2's suffer from condensation in the oil? I had a big service last year by ex Vauxhall technicians. car goes well but when checking I noticed the filler cap is creamy. I hope its not the head gasket!!
    is this true or have I got problems, thanks

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    Any on the oil on the dipstick? Do you still have the extension on the filler neck?

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    dont think there is any on the dip stick, extension on the filler?/ what is that? its an ex police SOCA car still chipped, so dont know if they did anything else to it.

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    On the 3.2 there is a slight extension to the filler neck, think its more for ascetics, so its level with the engine covers. Trouble is the oil vapours condense due to the extension being in a cooler air flow. You can remove it, but IMO it looks better in place. Just take a rag and clean away the white stuff from time to time. If there is no creamy oil on the dipstick, or oil in the expansion tank I wouldnt worry.

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    ok, thanks. will look at the neck tomorrow. wonder if its because it only does 7miles each way to work a day.

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    Found a couple of pics with it removed.





    And one with a creamy filler neck for comparison.


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    think mines got the extension then, , is that the only reason for removing?

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    Yup. IMO it looks better in place, id just check it and clean it once a month or as required.

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    Normal mate they all do it. Don't worry

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    you do about the same milage as me a day its the few miles a day that makes it go like that quicker i removed my filler neck and left it in the pocket in the boot i know it looks better on but i dont want the gunk mixing with my oil so for the sake of it looking a little better i think i will have cleaner oil and if i ever get rid of car or need to put oil in engine i can put it back on

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