I have a 96 Econoline E350 w/ 351 engine and almost 200K miles. I use Mobil 1 syn oil. Went to check the oil and the dip stick has rust and some brownish gunk. Oil was a bit low. When I opened the oil fill cap, at the mouth of the tube there were a bunch of noduals or bubbles made of a vaseline like material all around the top. It almost looked like a bunch of eggs layed by an insect. The tube is rusted and nasty. I immediately thought, I must have water in the oil but I drained the pan and all I got was the usual black oil, no water, same with the filter, no water or brown discoloration. Also no discoloration in the radiator water. Does anyone have any idea why the tubes are in such bad shape or what might be causing this?
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 8th, 2007 AT 6:54 AM