Question about 1996 Volvo 850
I have a 1996 Vovlo 850 with $200k miles. Recently when I went to check the oil I notice this white slimey stuff mixed in with the oil. There is quite a bit of this. I don't really drive the car much, just back and forth to work which is about a 20 mile round trip...... Any ideas on what would be causing this.
Change the oil and filter. I had this same thing happen; the sludge reminded me of chocolate mousse... The mechanic who takes care of my car pointed out it had been a while since my last oil filter change. Over time the filter gets clogged, and the engine basically whips up it's own oil - a la mousse. A more expensive possibility is that the PCV valve is clogged and needs to be changed. Again, in this instance the engine can't breathe properly, so it not only whips the oil up, but starts to shoot it out the dipstick hole, sort of like when you have to breath through your mouth when your nose gets clogged up because of a cold. Didn't seem to injure the car, or freak out the mechanic. Best of luck.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 28, 2011 | 1996 Volvo 850
Jun 20, 2011 | Hyundai Excel Cars & Trucks
Mar 08, 2011 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Sep 01, 2010 | Volvo 940 Cars & Trucks
May 20, 2010 | 2002 Volvo S60
Feb 22, 2010 | 1998 Volvo V70
Jan 24, 2010 | Hyundai Excel Cars & Trucks
May 09, 2009 | 1999 Volvo S70
Aug 01, 2008 | 2005 Volvo XC90
211 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: