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Topping car antifreeze up the other day on a 1.2 clio and decided to check oil etc when I lifted off the oil filler cap I noticed a little bit of white moisture not as thin as water slightly thicker on the housing of the cap and around the edge any ideas? Thanks
 

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Its common to the 1.2 D4F engines..when did you last have an oil change..good hard italian tune up can help if you do lots of city driving..
 

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What he said...commonly known as Mayonaise.
It's water/oil emulsion and fairly typical of short journey engines when the weather gets colder and damp.
Nothing to worry on unless accompanied by loss of coolant and or increase in oil levels.
 

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Its common to the 1.2 D4F engines..when did you last have an oil change..good hard italian tune up can help if you do lots of city driving..
Had a service done when I purchased the car start of July it was this year I do a lot of city driving and the odd day 20+ mile journey but normally just city driving
 

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I’ve had to top the coolant up the other day but it’s been that way for a while and as far as I’m aware there’s no gain in oil lever maybe if anything a little loss
 

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Keep an eye on it but as far as I am concerned, it is normal.
 

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Topping car antifreeze up the other day on a 1.2 clio and decided to check oil etc when I lifted off the oil filler cap I noticed a little bit of white moisture not as thin as water slightly thicker on the housing of the cap and around the edge any ideas? Thanks
Sounds typical of most engines at the start of winter. Shouldn't be anything to worry about unless there are more serious issues present at the same time ... but as you havn't mentioned then assume its all ok.
 

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Had a service done when I purchased the car start of July it was this year I do a lot of city driving and the odd day 20+ mile journey but normally just city driving
What also doesn't help is in the rocker cover there is a PVC and they also get clogged up..see this thread..

 

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What also doesn't help is in the rocker cover there is a PVC and they also get clogged up..see this thread..

May seem like a daft question what happens if the pvc gets clogged or blocked
 

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May seem like a daft question what happens if the pvc gets clogged or blocked
All the gunk blocks the oil breather system..pipe are down the back of the engine and not easy to get to..
 

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All the gunk blocks the oil breather system..pipe are down the back of the engine and not easy to get to..
The link you sent I can’t load the pics for some reason but what’s best to do if it gets blocked is it a job which can be cleaned or
 

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Crank case breather hose looks like this..


Take your airbox off and have a look down the back of the engine..
 

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Crank case breather hose looks like this..


Take your airbox off and have a look down the back of the engine..
No problem I’ll have a look tomorrow thanks for the advice I appreciate it
 
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