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I have just found some mousse like (no I'm not joking) foam stuff inside the oil cap!

it had nearly filled the inside of the cap!
smelt a bit like a weak solution of petrol/ oil.
has anyone else had anything like this? could it be linked to my crappy fuel consumption i have been getting?
cant work it out.

what do you think? is this normal?

thanks
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valcon , by foam i presume you mean mayonaise? :doh: , it basically means you have some water in your oil , it is quite normal if you only do short trips and the engine doesnt get warm enough for the water (condensation :think: ) to evaporate . OR it means you have water from the cooling system entering the oil ,probably due to faulty water pump seals.

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amazing!
that is a great diagnosis
i do lots of short trips
every day as it goes
that would be it then.
:not worthy: u the man!
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Hate to be glum, but it could be the head gasket - a known occasional weakspot.
Mine went at 20k. Luckily spotted it early. Easy job. Now 30k and running better than ever.
Hopefully yours is too many short journeys - you know the answer.
Have a great blast! :) !

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yeh it is just on the inside of the cap.

one hopes its just a little condensation.

means i should also think about riding more/longer.

have recently changed the coolant and all is well.

thanks
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