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tmon930
10-08-2008, 09:43 PM
so i'm starting to see the white gunk in my oil filler tube thing-a-ma-jig. according to everything i've read, that means i have a gasket leak.

now, my problem is, do i need the gasket set with everything for like $150? or do i just need the head gaskets?

137,xxx miles 2000 camaro
no clue as to what kind of maintenence schedule the previous owners have kept.

freakv6
10-08-2008, 09:52 PM
You will need the whole kit.....it comes with all the gaskets for the stuff u will take off to get the heads off.

Travis@gvperformance
10-08-2008, 10:04 PM
yea you need more than just head gaskets. You will need the rest as well.

What kind of white gunk are you seeing? It is normal to see some moisture. Have you changed the oil recently and was it like a milkshake at all?

tmon930
10-08-2008, 10:39 PM
haven't changed the oil for a little while now. not more than about 3500 miles. changing it this weekend though. i'll see it this weekend.

Travis@gvperformance
10-08-2008, 10:49 PM
check it out and let us know how it looks

SpeedingFirebird
10-09-2008, 07:20 AM
What kind of white gunk are you seeing? It is normal to see some moisture. Have you changed the oil recently and was it like a milkshake at all?

It is only normal to see the moisture if he often drives very short distances and the car never gets a chance to warm up.

Travis@gvperformance
10-09-2008, 08:49 AM
It is only normal to see the moisture if he often drives very short distances and the car never gets a chance to warm up.

correct

firebirdkid96
10-09-2008, 01:39 PM
can also be intake gaskets.

tmon930
10-10-2008, 08:02 PM
i dont need gaskets.

just finished my oil change and there wasn't any white stuff at all!! but the oil was pretty black though. it's only been roughly 3500 miles since my last oil change. what ever.

SpeedingFirebird
10-11-2008, 07:30 AM
i dont need gaskets.

just finished my oil change and there wasn't any white stuff at all!! but the oil was pretty black though. it's only been roughly 3500 miles since my last oil change. what ever.

cool!

What kind of oil did you use?

tmon930
10-11-2008, 12:55 PM
castrol high mileage

i had been using the castrol w/ slugde protection.