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Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by EgunMogaji2: 5:15pm On Feb 04
I got my truck as a Nigeria Used about 6 years ago. It has served me solidly with zero complaints.

I took it in specifically for two things.

1) Replace rear main seal as there's a leak and

2) Change both knock sensors.

During the work they said oil was also leaking from the cylinder head cover. So I gave the go ahead to change the cover gaskets and hence the start of the melee.

When they opened the cylinder head cover they encountered sludge, to me not a biggie if left alone but they went ahead and "cleaned it". Car started fine and I drove to Ijebu Ode. On the way back it developed rod knock at Oru. Drove it with the noise from there to Ibadan (Note: Police will give you a pass if you have car trouble so they have a heart after all).

I replaced it with a used engine and I'm back on the road.

Moral of the story. Try not to create sludge, mine came with the truck. If you're going to clean sludge then you have to remove the lower pans, oil pump, etc I didn't tell my Kazeem this because I assumed that he knew.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Conner44: 8:23pm On Feb 04
Okay thanks for sharing.

Hope you’re gonna be ‘anal’ about your oil grade and change interval with this engine

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Inception(m): 8:28pm On Feb 04
Conner44:
Okay thanks for sharing.

Hope you’re gonna be ‘anal’ about your oil grade and change interval with this engine

grin

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by EgunMogaji2: 11:58pm On Feb 04
Conner44:
Okay thanks for sharing.

Hope you’re gonna be ‘anal’ about your oil grade and change interval with this engine

Nope, still going to continue to use local oil and on an extreme duty cycle. I stopped being a slave to a vehicle decades ago.

Sludge was already present on the previous engine when I bought the truck.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by radautoworks: 12:06am On Feb 05
EgunMogaji2:


Nope, still going to use local oil but on an extreme duty cycle. I stopped being a slave to a vehicle decades ago.

Sludge was already present on the previous engine when I bought the truck.

Egbon

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by seunoj: 5:04am On Feb 05
EgunMogaji2:


Nope, still going to use local oil but on an extreme duty cycle. I stopped being a slave to a vehicle decades ago.

Sludge was already present on the previous engine when I bought the truck.

Can u pls explain educate me on the bolded

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:02am On Feb 05
seunoj:


Can u pls explain educate me on the bolded

A car is just that, a car. A tool. No kill yourself on top. Do you pet your hammer and tell it sweet things after using it?

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by EgunMogaji2: 12:04pm On Feb 05
radautoworks:


Egbon

Madam, you prefer I should be working myself up about import oil on a pedestrian 18 year old vehicle? grin

She’ll eat local like me and like it cool

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by ModHateMe(f): 12:45pm On Feb 05
nice post op...I honestly can't relate ...I asked God for a bicycle but i know God does not work that way , so i stole a bike and ask for forgiveness

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by CEO1(m): 12:46pm On Feb 05
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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Roon9(m): 12:46pm On Feb 05
Hmm... The part about police is very true. If your papers aren't complete, whenever you spot them just stop a few metres to where they are, come down and politely ask them for water. angry

Worked for me from warri to Benin and back sometime ago. Counted over 22 check points to and fro undecided

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Slawormir: 12:46pm On Feb 05
Dupepython:
I honestly can't relate
Damnnnnn niggarrr
You are a real niggarrr

Thank God for area of specialization

Those people when understand this topic make them understand



If na computer science na
I go follow them discuss am

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Dupepython: 12:46pm On Feb 05
I honestly can't relate

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by helinues: 12:49pm On Feb 05
ok
Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by joyandfaith: 12:52pm On Feb 05
EgunMogaji2:


Nope, still going to continue to use local oil and on an extreme duty cycle. I stopped being a slave to a vehicle decades ago.

Sludge was already present on the previous engine when I bought the truck.

slave to a vehicle. hmm
Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by YungMike(m): 12:52pm On Feb 05
I know one day i will own a ride. So help me God. smiley
My abroad people, come and patronize me.





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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by AreaFada2: 12:54pm On Feb 05
Cool.
Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by seborrhic: 1:02pm On Feb 05
Slawormir:

Damnnnnn niggarrr
You are a real niggarrr

Thank God for area of specialization



Honestly u need to be banned.
Which kind of irritating rubbish do u always type in every thread u post?
Can't u pretend to have a number 6,even if you factually don't have a functional one?

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by recievesense: 1:04pm On Feb 05
grin pity am
seborrhic:

Honestly u need to be banned.
Which kind of irritating rubbish do u always type in every thread u post?
Can't u pretend to have a number 6,even if you factually don't have a functional one?

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Abbeyme: 1:05pm On Feb 05
I love this post.

But it is too technical.

OP, can u explain the post in a lay-man's language?
Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by ShenTeh(m): 1:27pm On Feb 05
That 'stopped being a slave to a vehicle' ish got me thinking about my own freedom.

Egunmogaji of CarTalk Section.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by HeavenlyBang(m): 1:36pm On Feb 05
Roon9:
Hmm... The part about police is very true. If your papers aren't complete, whenever you spot them just stop a few metres to where they are, come down and politely ask them for water. angry

Worked for me from warri to Benin and back sometime ago. Counted over 22 check points to and fro undecided

Lmao.


Sigh, thus thread has been pushed to the front page. RIP to the possibility of having any sensible contributions.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by EgunMogaji2: 1:42pm On Feb 05
Abbeyme:
I love this post.

But it is too technical.

OP, can u explain the post in a lay-man's language?

Sludge is caused when engine oil is left for too long in a vehicle and when the engine oil is allowed to operate in too hot of a condition.

It's not desirable but my automotive experience leads me to believe that it can be left alone successfully.

When I took my vehicle in for an unrelated work they decided to scrape off the sludge. Some of the sludge dislodged and left behind then blocked the oil passages in my engine and caused the engine to knock.

So my advice is to tell your local mechanic to leave your sludge alone and if they decide to want to scrape to off they should partly disassemble the oil system to make sure that any traces of dislodge sludge is removed.

Some swear on imported oil but I try to stick to local oil but change my oil and filter religiously at 3 months or 3,000 miles.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by caye(m): 2:02pm On Feb 05
seborrhic:

Honestly u need to be banned.
Which kind of irritating rubbish do u always type in every thread u post?
Can't u pretend to have a number 6,even if you factually don't have a functional one?

Thank you. I think that the guy might likely be a white supremacist racist; trying to insult black people. I could be wrong also. Maybe he could just be a someone with Downs Syndrome.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by benefitzte: 2:45pm On Feb 05
EgunMogaji2:
I got my truck as a Nigeria Used about 6 years ago. It has served me solidly with zero complaints.

I took it in specifically for two things.

1) Replace rear main seal as there's a leak and

2) Change both knock sensors.

During the work they said oil was also leaking from the cylinder head cover. So I gave the go ahead to change the cover gaskets and hence the start of the melee.

When they opened the cylinder head cover they encountered sludge, to me not a biggie if left alone but they went ahead and "cleaned it". Car started fine and I drove to Ijebu Ode. On the way back it developed rod knock at Oru. Drove it with the noise from there to Ibadan (Note: Police will give you a pass if you have car trouble so they have a heart after all).

I replaced it with a used engine and I'm back on the road.

Moral of the story. Try not to create sludge, mine came with the truck. If you're going to clean sludge then you have to remove the lower pans, oil pump, etc I didn't tell my Kazeem this because I assumed that he knew.

Egbon....welcome sir
Honestly there is this local oil brand that I have been using for sometime now without any issues.
Reasons I went for it was that:
1. I see a lot of heavy duty trucks use the brand I then opted for the ones specified for cars.
2. Brand is manufactured in Kano but easily available in Ibadan, searched for it sometime early last year in some part of Lagos and couldn't find it.

Lesson learnt today is to continue with my local brand(especially on aged engines) but frequent change intervals.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by chickwhiteowl: 2:56pm On Feb 05
Nice read. Would you care to share the name of your mechanic? My car has been leaking oil for a while now and all efforts to remedy has failed. Thanks

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by fabiano09(m): 2:59pm On Feb 05
EgunMogaji2:


Nope, still going to continue to use local oil and on an extreme duty cycle. I stopped being a slave to a vehicle decades ago.

Sludge was already present on the previous engine when I bought the truck.
I’m in almost same situation , I dropped my motor so as to do some repair on the beam and motor mounts , but I may have a leak from the oil pan or sump, now is it safe to clean out the oil pan and apply oil seal or just leave it like that? Is it a risky thing because the engine doesn’t really have any problems moving

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by Bluffly: 3:13pm On Feb 05
EgunMogaji2:
I got my truck as a Nigeria Used about 6 years ago. It has served me solidly with zero complaints.

I took it in specifically for two things.

1) Replace rear main seal as there's a leak and

2) Change both knock sensors.

During the work they said oil was also leaking from the cylinder head cover. So I gave the go ahead to change the cover gaskets and hence the start of the melee.

When they opened the cylinder head cover they encountered sludge, to me not a biggie if left alone but they went ahead and "cleaned it". Car started fine and I drove to Ijebu Ode. On the way back it developed rod knock at Oru. Drove it with the noise from there to Ibadan (Note: Police will give you a pass if you have car trouble so they have a heart after all).

I replaced it with a used engine and I'm back on the road.

Moral of the story. Try not to create sludge, mine came with the truck. If you're going to clean sludge then you have to remove the lower pans, oil pump, etc I didn't tell my Kazeem this because I assumed that he knew.
You didn't mention to us how to prevent sludge. Saying don't create sludge isn't enough.
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Sludge” is what happens when the engine oil in your vehicle congeals and thickens. As your car's engine is exposed to continuous wear, it begins to break down. This is accelerated by elements like moisture, oxygen, and unwelcome debris that find their way into the oil.
Change your oil regularly at most at 5000km if not full synthetic. If the engine is old do engine flush while Idling with appropriate chemical mixed with old oil in the engine before draining. Do not drive while idling or put load, drain and wash your oil pan and clean your screen filter. At the end change your oil regularly.

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Re: Of Sludge, Wrecked Lower Bearings And Other Inconveniences by ChiefSweetus: 3:15pm On Feb 05
Hi OP. I use Mobil 1 exclusively 5W-30 on my car. Haven't changed my oil or filter in a year (synthetic). Still below 4000miles so change oil light hasn't illuminated.

Any advise?

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