Got Sludge?

2004LB7

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I can't stand watching most mechanic videos on YT, he's one of them. Sorry but that oil sludge is NOT from doing 10k mile changes
Agreed. I do my oil changes on the recommended intervals and never had sludge. That sludge looks like it was contaminated with something other then oil
 

shakenfake

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He seems to pump out work and have a ton of equipment but his face and voice are like a cartoon character. Especially when he seems exasperated about something that he is working on.
 

Dozerboy

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Agreed. I do my oil changes on the recommended intervals and never had sludge. That sludge looks like it was contaminated with something other then oil
I agree. I've gone 20k unconventional oil and my engine was very clean at 190k when I did my head gaskets.

In fact. I've had machines that haven't had the oil changed in years and i've never seen oil that bad. Now i've had it to the point where it almost won't drain off the dipstick. But that's not just oil in the video.
 

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Lake politely reeled him in if you read between the lines, but i would have preferred him to be a little more vocal about it. He stated that oil analysis is the way to go, after the whole 3,000mi or you don't get a warranty from me crap was being spewed. I find a lot of this akin to reality TV - it isn't reality. I saw one yesterday where he cartooning (as above) on camera about a dmax that had to have something "ingested" and how the customer was going to have to get an OEM intake... no one examined the turbo (which was fine) and at the end the truck was repaired and the aftermarket air intake was reinstalled, lol. I remember one of our members talking years about about the "reality" on Diesel Bros when they "dropped" an engine, hehehe. Nothing we watch is real :)
 
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Ron Nielson

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I only posted this because I found it FUNNY, all that 'sludge' pouring out of an engine. Of course it isn't oil, or at least not entirely oil. Maybe some of the chemical you can add to an oil drain pan to solidify or gel the old oil after a change. I don't know really what it is. And it's way too much oil for any engine. And you all know that. Unwad your panties gentlemen. On to better things.
 
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2004LB7

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I only posted this because I found it FUNNY, all that 'sludge' pouring out of an engine. Of course it isn't oil, or at least not entirely oil. Maybe some of the chemical you can add to an oil drain pan to solidify or gel the old oil after a change. I don't know really what it is. And it's way too much oil for any engine. And you all know that. Unwad your panties gentlemen. On to better things.
I don't think anyone was bashing you. They where criticizing the guy and his info in the video.

I do know that biodiesel combustion gases mixed with oil can cause some polymerization and thickening. If you read enough stories people will say that you need to change your oil more often to prevent it. Or do routine sampling. I wonder if this is what happened
 
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Analysis is the only way to properly run extended intervals IMO. Any oil these days will run an OEM interval it seems. Personally I'm a big Hot Shot's or CenPeCo guy for engine oils as neither have done me wrong and it's hard to argue with their performance. That's not saying others are bad, simply my preference.
 

shakenfake

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The most interesting thing out of that video was hearing the stuff about Europe and diesel additives. That right there made me want to start using additives.