After clean sludge from valve cover and rocker arms oil light illuminated on dash

Tiny
JIM18
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  • 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I changed the valve cover gasket and when I did there was black stuff all over the inside of the cover and on the rocker arms. So I cleaned it with carburetor cleaner and a wire brush. Now that I go to start the car I hear the motor does not sound right and I am get an oil light on the dash. Do you have any suggestion on what to do? I am thinking there is a clog in the oil system due to all the black stuff I brushed off.
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Thursday, December 6th, 2018 AT 7:45 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Yes, I agree. When you removed the sludge, it went to the oil pan and it sounds like it has clogged the pick up screen in the oil pan.

I would remove the oil pan and clean it all out of the sludge and add new oil and filter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYFQRVwZDKU

Roy
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Thursday, December 6th, 2018 AT 9:16 AM

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