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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Sludge on oil dipstick
So my 258 is obviously getting tired. I has about 84K on it and has had some blow by from the rear breather for a while. Compression however is still very good on all six cylinders. Lately I have noticed a yellowish/brownish goo on the very bottom of the dipstick. I changed the oil and it shows up about 150 miles later.
What is this from? More importantly is there anything, short of a rebuild or engine swap, that I can do to minimize or eliminate the 'sludge'. I have not pulled the oil pan yet to see if it is full of the stuff because it took me forever to get that ^@$*!# to stop leaking in the first place. I once heard someone mention something about flushing the engine with sea foam or something similar.
Thanks for your comments.
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Last edited by relsner; 06-07-2007 at 09:18 PM.