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Oil Question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 81c1500, May 10, 2005.

  1. 81c1500

    81c1500 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I checked the oil the other day a noticed what appeared to be a thicker component on the dipstick almost like white lithium grease. I have the stock 305 with 180k and since I have had the truck it appears to have acceptable power. Any help would be appreciated. :salute:
  2. smiti105

    smiti105 Member
    Messages: 90

    That would be moisture in your oil. Drain, flush, flush and add new.
  3. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    check your level in the radiator you might have a leak.don't use penzoil
  4. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    could be a head gasket, or seal in the intake ect. its mosture in the oil. do you do alot of short trip driving?
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    They both nailed it- it's moisture. Usually from leaking headgasket (means your radiator will be low because that is the source) or from short trips regularly which does not allow the engine to completely heat up and creates condensation in it.