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2002 toyota engine, oil sludgecaused my car to stopped and now needs overhaul

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  • Zachary Kloefkorn May 11, 2010

    what is it that you need help with?

  • Jason Guerrero May 11, 2010

    So..... what's the Question your trying to ask? Does the engine still run? if so is there a knocking noise from the engine? Just need a wee bit more info from ya! Thanks!



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Complain to Toyota, they are fixing some of these car for free. Here is the explanation and the list of problem vehicles.

Oil sludge or black sludge is a solid or gel in motor oil caused by the oil gelling or solidifying, usually at temperatures lower than 100 degrees Celsius. Sludge can be a major contributor to Internal combustion engine problems, and can require the engine to be replaced, if the damage is severe. Sludge is usually caused by the presence of water in the oil, and can accumulate with use. Ways to minimize sludge production and accumulation includes performing frequent oil changes, using synthetic oil, and following the manufacturer's engine maintenance routine.
The following engines were reported by the Center for Auto Safety and/or their manufacturers to have a problem with sludge accumulation:

  • 1996-2001 Toyota 3.0 L 1MZ V6
  • 1996-2001 Toyota 5SFE I4
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