Re: OT: Need help with my future daily driver\'s engin
First off, the milky white stuff under the cap is perfectly normal in a lot of engines. Its a byproduct of combustion, pressure and moisture---don't worry unless the pistons are washed clean, or white smoke out the tailpipe (with a sickly sweet smell), or obvious oil/coolant contamination. You may not see it on the spark plugs, coolant can be burned,also...
Now, I've never worked on foreign cars, but sounds to me you'd better check inital cam/crank timing (esp if its a DOHC with a belt); all it takes is a tooth off for those kinda readings, providing:
1. The engine was put together correctly, or was running properly before hand, and..
2. The test procedures were done correctly and accurately
More info would be helpful for diagnosing, but I would start at square 1. Good Luck [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]