Short commute can mean moisture in your engine

  • Article by: PAUL BRAND
  • Updated: April 6, 2012 - 3:46 PM

Q My daughter has a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta with a 2.0-liter engine and 108,000 miles. When I remove the oil filler cap, I notice moisture buildup inside the engine -- a white sludge around the fill cap area. I can usually wipe out most of the moisture with a clean rag. I have been changing the oil on a more regular basis every 2,000 to 3,000 miles in an attempt to reduce the moisture. In the summer, the buildup is less noticeable than in winter. The coolant maintains the proper level, and oil consumption is about two-thirds of a quart per 2,500 miles. Any thoughts on what might be causing the moisture buildup?

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george13Apr. 6, 12 5:17 PM

What?!?!? No recommendation of seafoam for the VW? It's a miracle!

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donotbugmeApr. 13, 12 3:17 PM

Five thumbs down? There must be a lot of Sea Foam fans reading these comments. Perhaps they are simply looking for recipes...

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