Engine Sludge – When Good Oil Goes Bad

FOR people buying a used car, there is a very important but rarely checked factor to consider that goes beyond kicking the tires: original sin. Some best-selling models appear to have an increased risk of serious mechanical problems, particularly if scheduled oil changes were not made during the vehicle’s formative …

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Expensive oil sludge becomes public relations headache for Chrysler, other automakers By Mark RechtinAutomotive News / April 18, 2005 Who’s angry Consumer complaints to Center for Auto Safety, a consumer group, about engine oil sludge since January 2004 Make  – Complaints Saab – 7 Dodge/Chrysler – 737 Toyota/Lexus – 209 …

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Monitors Could Combat Oil Sludge

Issue heats up at VW, Chrysler By Richard TruettAutomotive News / September 06, 2004DETROIT — An inexpensive device that checks the condition of engine oil and warns the driver when it's time for an oil change could help Volkswagen of America Inc. and the Chrysler group avoid future troubles with …

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