View Full Version : Crusty, Black Oil

01-09-2006, 01:37 PM
Hey guys just a quick question for ya. I was cleaning out under the hood after classes today and I noticed that all around the oil cap on top of the engine there was what looked like black, crusty oil. I used a screwdriver to see if I could scrape some of it off and it came off really easy. It has a brown/green color to it. Lets hear it, shoud I be worried?

01-09-2006, 01:53 PM
If it's on the outside near the cap, my guess is just accumulated crud from the last oil change. Someone must have dripped some outside of the fill hole, and the rest is dirt.

Wipe it, see if it comes back. If it's gone for good, no worries.

01-09-2006, 02:58 PM
cap on tight? might be a pcv issue. I'd clean it and not worry about it. If it's by the fill spout then it's probably just from a spill. There is barely any pressure there anyways.

01-09-2006, 03:03 PM
You should just plug it with a sock. LOL