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Old 03-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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milky substance coating dipstick tube

i ran my scag vride for for my 1st extended period this winter other than starting it and for a few minutes here and there. anyways after about 30 mins mowing i checked oil and noticed there was a milky substance coating the dipstick tube. the oil itself was not milky nor did it smell like fuel. engine is an air cooled kawi. just moisture or another possibility? thanks
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:05 PM
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just moisture

That's all it is, Will clear up with more running.....
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:08 PM
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Yes combustion moisture, think no more of it.

The only thing worth checking would be the PCV valve.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:17 PM
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thanks guys. should i change the oil even though its new oil or just run the old oil till the moisture burns out?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:05 PM
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The moisture will burn out of the oil.

Just fyi, keep and eye on your hydraulic pumps. Mine started leaking with in a month of using it. It is caused by an bad o-ring seal and is an easy fix. Mine was fixed under warranty with no issues. I think Scag has since fixed the problem but something to be aware of.
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