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mgb1 James Wiebe
ct, USA   USA
Anybody come across a slight whitish indication on the sump dip stick of a MGB? I'm hoping condensate rather than a head gasket leak. I have only noticed it once, wipe it away and it hasn't shown up again. Nothing at all in the valve cover. My Kohler engine in the garden tractor shows it but only in the cooler months.

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dipstick Kenny Snyder
La Center, Washington, USA   USA
1941 Ford N-Series
1958 MG MGA 1500 Coupe "Rosie"
1970 MG MGB GT "Pat's GT"
1971 MG MGB "Gifted To Me"    & more
The whitish indication is moisture that has condensed. Drive it 300+ miles continuous and it will burn off.

Be safe out there.

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RAY 67 TOURER Ray Marloff
Fort Bragg, CA, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "My Girl"
How much use does the car get? If it's very little, don't be concerned. It's normal. RAY

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Ex-Calif Gold Member Dan D
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA   USA
1968 MG MGB GT "Bart - Yellow And Naughty"
1977 MG MGB "Red Betty"
2012 Jeep Liberty "Tank"
2014 Hyundai Accent "Skate"
Especially of the car sits a lot.

Also a reason that "starting the car periodically" to keep the battery topped is a bad idea unless you get it hot enough to evaporate all the water out. 20-30 minutes on the road minimum.

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mgb1 James Wiebe
ct, USA   USA
Thanks Gentleman,
We took a club 50 mile or so picnic tour today and the dipstick goop hasn't shown up again. Thanks!

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tvrgeek Silver Member Scott S
Bowie, Maryland, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB
Already mentioned, the need to drive it. Second is if the PCV system is correctly in-tact. This is a topic quite a few do not understand and as things get changed over the years, this system usually gets reconfigured incorrectly.

Cogito ergo sum periculoso

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