Dodgy Punto

I have been looking at a used 52-plate Punto. No service history, 100,000 miles, MILKY SUBSTANCE on oil filler cap, but oil on dip stick is clean! No over heating, no misfiring, can you help me? Should I buy it, or walk away?

Asked on 12 May 2011 by big mac

Answered by Honest John
Might be condensation moisture from a lot of repeated short runs from cold starts. Might be head gasket failure.

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