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Found yellow smegma in oil fill tube during inspection. What should I

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I'm looking at buying a 2004 40th Edition w/ 52,000 miles. I did not drive it yet, but as I was inspecting it I noticed the yellow gunk on the oil filler cap and in the tube. Dipstick seems clean. OK, so there is moisture in the oil. Could be something bad, could be nothing at all, right?

So the $64 question is should I go ahead and pay for a PPI and see what the tech finds, or should I take a pass on the this car? Is a PPI going to be able to confirm the engine is OK?

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Me too--surprised me the first time. Chances are it is oil mixed with condensate caused by either short trips and/or cool temps. Mine goes away every long drive as well as all summer.

Regarding a PPI, I think everyone recommends it.

Edited by Jon996

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I'm looking at buying a 2004 40th Edition...So the $64 question is should I go ahead and pay for a PPI...

$64 for a PPI? What does it include? Sounds a bit too cheap.

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Do the PPI if the car looks good. X51's aren't available all over the place. Don't worry about the yellow shmegma, it happens.

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