Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 02:54:49 GMT From: - Bob - <uctraingnospamanet.com> Subject: Re: oil sludge?
On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 22:14:42 GMT, mp <mpresleynospamhlink.net> wrote: >Is there any easy way to tell whether ones particular engine has this >problem? And, if so, is there any way to fix it before the engine goes >belly up? The only way to really tell is to pull the pan. However, removing the valve cover will generally reveal some issues if you have sludge. You can also use a coat hanger through the dipstick tube and look for residue. The sludge becomes an issue when the oil screen gets clogged. The usual fix is to pull the pan and clean the screen. Causes are rumored to be a finer screen in later years and possibly some PCV re-routing (which I heard is now being discounted).