Ok, so what you are saying, is I need to do mechanical gauge now. Wish I could, but can not afford. Am broke. IS there a way to tell at home, without gauge? Without blowing engine? No, they weren't saying engine sludged up, they were saying sump sludged. Warmed engine, turned off, added 1 cup kerosene to oil, ran 5 mins, then drained oil, changed filter, put new oil in. The semi-solids that came out were nasty, this was repeated again. Last oil change, no more yuk. Am woman, in case you couldn't tell. Was advised this by 3 different Ford mechanics, now you are saying was bad to do? I always did my maintenance, never more that 3000 miles per oil change. The only problem ever had was loss of coolant, This engine had bad seal, was replaced early on. Never had any sign of coolant in oil, but do continue to loose coolant, slowly.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 AT 3:43 PM