Sludge on Oil filter

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  • MountainMax

Posted March 20, 2008 - 04:57 PM


when doing my regular oil changes, about 400km max (mostly highway driving) I noticed some slight creamy sludge on my oil filter and a little cream in the oil after it drains in the pan, It don't look like much, I have only ran it hot once idling for like 4 minutes, shut it off and heard it bubbling for a bit. It almost seems like sludge as in a car engine when you take short runs you get a little sludge and condensation, can this be hapening or do you guys think i have a waterpump seal or head gasket failing?
2006 WR450 4000km

  • clark4131

Posted March 20, 2008 - 09:57 PM


Really monitor your oil and coolant levels over the next cycle and see what it does. That ought to tell you what's going on...SC

  • MountainMax

Posted March 21, 2008 - 02:41 AM


Well I have never had to add any more coolant. But I will mark the coolant level in the overflow and keep an eye on things.

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  • chrispy1202

Posted March 30, 2008 - 10:18 PM


Is there any oil sludge floating on top of your coolant when you open the rad cap? If the head gasket goes, i think you should have a white plume in your exhaust out the pipe.

  • face_plant

Posted March 31, 2008 - 09:10 AM


funny question
but do you turn off the fuel when you park it?

mine sat open for 3 weeks and i was doing an oil change, opened the tank bolt and nothing came out AHHHHHHHH
in a panic state i ripped off the bash plate, opened the case bolt and it was puking gas out of the drain hole

it turned my red klotz oil into a foamy blackish nightmare of a sight

  • MountainMax

Posted March 31, 2008 - 12:42 PM


there is nothing in the coolant and no sign of white smoke, and i do not turn off my fuel, I guess I will start to though, just to see.....


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