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what is this yellow sludge?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cali, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    cali

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    i went to change my oil on my 07 with one hundred thousand miles and found yellow sludge or condensation on oil cap and neck never seen before . what to do ?
     
  2. Mar 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    Brunes

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    Wipe it off and carry on. It's a bit of water/oil emulsification-Lots of short trips or wet air can do it.
    No big deal.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    No worries... as long as the drained oil looks normal and not frothy... I'm in an '07 with only 30,000 miles and have the same yellow crap under the cap.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    I recall the 1st time I saw it .... condensation ... it is normal ... there are several threads/posts/tests regarding this.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    Too may short trips in cold/humid weather.

    Need to get the engine up to full operating temp and hold it there for an hour or better a couple of times a week.

    Don't just idle it in the driveway ;)
     
  6. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Coldest spot on your engine moisture collects there perfectly normal.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    Taco MusTRD.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    My 03 Dodge ram was bad with that, you would have to clean the fill neck every oil change wih a rag. But they are right just moisture.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Normal, don't worry about, it will go away in warmer weather.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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  11. Mar 10, 2012 at 4:26 AM
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    seems like my pvc valve was not working .
     
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