Oil sludge

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Oil sludge is often the result of contaminated engine oil and occurs when moisture and/or high heat is introduced to engine oil. Oil sludge maintains a gel-like or semi-solid form and can create catastrophic buildup within an engine.

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Oil sludge may occur due to a variety of different factors. Some of the most common causes are as follows:

Precautions[edit]

Oil sludge is generally preventable through frequent oil changes at manufacturer specified intervals, however, while uncommon, some engines do have a tendency to build up more sludge than others.

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