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    The Anonymous Instigator 0 2009-02-07 22:20:03.0 login to vote score 0
    I noticed that my car sounds kind of rough when idle. I figured I'd check the oil and when I did, the end of the dipstick had this thick yellow shit on it. WTF is that?
    feepness 1629 2009-02-07 22:20:50.0 login to vote score 3
    The Anonymous Instigator: I noticed that my car sounds kind of rough when idle. I figured I'd check the oil and when I did, the end of the dipstick had this thick yellow shit on it. WTF is that?

    You have AIDS.
    lincoln 1716 2009-02-07 22:20:57.0 login to vote score 1
    You have the aids
    muninsfire 189 2009-02-07 22:23:16.0 login to vote score 0
    Get your oil system flushed and checked for leaks. Sounds like something's leaking in.
    occasionalcontributor 1418 2009-02-07 22:25:06.0 login to vote score 4
    This should give you some useful information.
    gradivus 3607 2009-02-07 22:26:29.0 login to vote score 0
    The Anonymous Instigator: I noticed that my car sounds kind of rough when idle. I figured I'd check the oil and when I did, the end of the dipstick had this thick yellow shit on it. WTF is that?

    Well lets start out like this: Was the yellow sticky sticky or oily? Was it crusted on AFTER you wiped the stick off? If you check your radiator fluid does it have black stuff in it? Is there white, sweet smelling smoke coming from your exhaust pipe?
    feepness 1629 2009-02-07 22:29:16.0 login to vote score 1
    I recommend putting the dipstick up your ass and checking the color of that.
    gahbrone 481 2009-02-07 22:29:35.0 login to vote score 1
    your car has AIDS
    totalsecurity 1281 2009-02-07 22:35:02.0 login to vote score 0
    It's an emulsion.
    lard_baron 213 2009-02-07 22:47:04.0 login to vote score 7
    Oil and Water mixed = yellow gunk.

    1. change the oil. (water could be condensate.)
    2. If there's alot of it then it's water from the engine cooling leaking into your engine oil. likely your head gasket. That's a big job.

    feepness 1629 2009-02-07 22:47:52.0 login to vote score 0
    lard_baron: Oil and Water mixed = yellow gunk.

    1. change the oil. (water could be condensate.)
    2. If there's alot of it then it's water from the engine cooling leaking into your engine oil. likely your head gasket. That's a big job.


    This is the most useful thing I've ever seen you post.
    canusa 843 2009-02-07 23:05:04.0 login to vote score 1
    Is this a General Motors vehicle with a v6 engine? What year is it?
    twitch osx 948 2009-02-07 23:32:28.0 login to vote score 0
    canusa: Is this a General Motors vehicle with a v6 engine? What year is it?

    Chevy with a 4 banger... 03.

    I checked a little while ago and the shit isnt yellow anymore.. its more brown and really gunky. I checked my anti-freeze and there is no oil in there. I think I'm just really really low on oil and its just running on gunk.
    twitch osx 948 2009-02-07 23:33:22.0 login to vote score 0
    gradivus: Well lets start out like this: Was the yellow sticky sticky or oily? Was it crusted on AFTER you wiped the stick off? If you check your radiator fluid does it have black stuff in it? Is there white, sweet smelling smoke coming from your exhaust pipe?

    Not sure of the consistancy of the yellow shit. I didnt touch it. It was not crusted on after I whiped it off... it came off easily. Not sure of the smell from the exhaust.
    lostpassword 2045 2009-02-07 23:37:11.0 login to vote score 4
    lard_baron: Oil and Water mixed = yellow gunk.

    1. change the oil. (water could be condensate.)
    2. If there's alot of it then it's water from the engine cooling leaking into your engine oil. likely your head gasket. That's a big job.


    What he said.
    Also if it's just a little it's probably just condensation and not anything to worry too much about. Do you drive very far regularly or just a short hop (<~10min) to work or the supermarket and back? Do you drive far enough for your heater to get warm in the wintertime? Do you like Gladiator Movies? Is it like hmmm? What's that gunk? or HOLY CRAP! LOOK AT THAT!! For now change your oil and see what happens. If you don't drive very far it may not be a big deal. If you spend an hour driving to work every day it may be time for a new car. It's one of those things someone should look at. Do you have any mechanically inclined friends? Have you ever seen a grown man naked? Oh, I see he mentioned condensation. Anyway this is the long version.
    feepness 1629 2009-02-07 23:40:09.0 login to vote score 0
    What does it taste like?
    canusa 843 2009-02-07 23:46:58.0 login to vote score 0
    twitch osx: Chevy with a 4 banger... 03.

    I checked a little while ago and the shit isnt yellow anymore.. its more brown and really gunky. I checked my anti-freeze and there is no oil in there. I think I'm just really really low on oil and its just running on gunk.


    Well at least it's not the Dex-Cool "problem", being a four cyl. Be glad of that. My learning experience with Dex-Cool cost me 1600 bucks. I may get a couple of hundred back from the settlement. As for your problem, you have a beat 4 cyl engine. It's a 15 yr old hopped up B & S lawn mower, and it's time for it to die peacefully. Moisture in the crankcase.
    lostpassword 2045 2009-02-07 23:50:53.0 login to vote score 2
    twitch osx: Chevy with a 4 banger... 03.

    I checked a little while ago and the shit isnt yellow anymore.. its more brown and really gunky. I checked my anti-freeze and there is no oil in there. I think I'm just really really low on oil and its just running on gunk.


    Don't take this the wrong way but you do know how to check your oil with a dipstick right? You aren't just all crapped up from running low oil for 10k miles, right? Change your oil or go to [grimace]* Jiffy Lube or a local place and have them do it.

    *For those who don't know: Jiffy Lube = Double Digit IQ 'Mechanics' with their new Hi-Power Impact wrench, which could screw the propeller on the USS Missouri, that cross thread your fucking drain plug. Fucking Useless Assholes. (Insert UK equivalents where appropriate)
    occasionalcontributor 1418 2009-02-08 00:02:41.0 login to vote score 1
    lostpassword: *For those who don't know: Jiffy Lube = Double Digit IQ 'Mechanics' with their new Hi-Power Impact wrench, which could screw the propeller on the USS Missouri, that cross thread your f**king drain plug. f**king Useless Assholes. (Insert UK equivalents where appropriate)

    I stopped at Jiffy Lube once before going on a long car trip because I didn't have time to do it myself. Halfway through the trip, the engine seized up. Yep, they had left the plug loose and it fell off and my oil all drained out. I probably should have noticed the indicator light but it happened really fast--like, fine to dead in under two minutes.
    feepness 1629 2009-02-08 00:05:44.0 login to vote score 0
    occasionalcontributor: I stopped at Jiffy Lube once before going on a long car trip because I didn't have time to do it myself. Halfway through the trip, the engine seized up. Yep, they had left the plug loose and it fell off and my oil all drained out. I probably should have noticed the indicator light but it happened really fast--like, fine to dead in under two minutes.

    I don't know how to change my own oil. I wouldn't want to bother anyway. I maintain enough crap around the house and my time is worth more than that.

    So what's the alternative to Jiffy Lube? I've been there a few dozen times without a problem.
    lostpassword 2045 2009-02-08 00:06:44.0 login to vote score 0
    occasionalcontributor: I stopped at Jiffy Lube once before going on a long car trip because I didn't have time to do it myself. Halfway through the trip, the engine seized up. Yep, they had left the plug loose and it fell off and my oil all drained out. I probably should have noticed the indicator light but it happened really fast--like, fine to dead in under two minutes.

    I'm paranoid and maybe have a touch of OCD. When I change my oil (or have it changed) I write the date on the filter with a sharpie.
    They haven't screwed me, yet. But Man, I'm goin' full-on hermatile if they do! Know what I mean?

    tagged: fuck jiffy lube
    lostpassword 2045 2009-02-08 00:19:13.0 login to vote score 1
    I had some yellow gunk on my dipstick after I went to the Black Angus in Puerto Rico. The Doc gave me a shot and it cleared right up. [rimshot]

    /try the veal, I'm here all week.

    canusa 843 2009-02-08 00:22:33.0 login to vote score 0
    feepness: I don't know how to change my own oil. I wouldn't want to bother anyway. I maintain enough crap around the house and my time is worth more than that.

    So what's the alternative to Jiffy Lube? I've been there a few dozen times without a problem.


    Changing your own oil is a pain in the ass, mostly in the getting rid of the used oil dept. For 25 bucks it's done in under 10 minutes and I'm done with it for another 3K miles. Speaking of which, you do change your oil every 3K miles or so, right Twitch?
    lostpassword 2045 2009-02-08 01:28:05.0 login to vote score 1
    feepness: I don't know how to change my own oil. I wouldn't want to bother anyway. I maintain enough crap around the house and my time is worth more than that.

    So what's the alternative to Jiffy Lube? I've been there a few dozen times without a problem.


    Go to one of your local guys. A tire shop or any other place that does small jobs. Dealerships are usually a ripoff. Joe Blow Tire doesn't have the big corporate cushion that a Jiffy Lube franchise does so they have less of a tendency to do dumb shit, and the price is usually OK. As a bonus, once you get to know them, they can be pretty decent about some simple jobs. If your car is relatively new you may want to stick with the dealer just for warranty issues.

    Personal Opinion Follows:

    Changing your own oil isn't that hard. You should learn HOW. Even if you never do it you should know how it's done. Among about two dozen other things. Changing tires & spark plugs. Wiring an outlet, etc... You've seen the list. My family has been blue collar since we got on the boat and dropped the 'Von' from our surname. If you know how you can pay someone else to do it. Let's be honest it can be a PITA. But when you know HOW you can make sure they do it RIGHT.

    /my 2 cents
    faethe 860 2009-02-08 01:42:55.0 login to vote score 0
    lostpassword:
    You should learn HOW.


    Fuck changing your own oil. It's nasty under there.
    lostpassword 2045 2009-02-08 02:09:06.0 login to vote score 0
    faethe: Fuck changing your own oil. It's nasty under there.

    Knowing HOW and DOING IT are two very different things. You should know HOW.
    DOING IT is optional. And, yeah it's a real PITA, especially on newer cars. You put the oil filter WHERE?
    twitch osx 948 2009-02-08 02:22:12.0 login to vote score 0
    lostpassword: Knowing HOW and DOING IT are two very different things. You should know HOW.
    DOING IT is optional. And, yeah it's a real PITA, especially on newer cars. You put the oil filter WHERE?


    LOL... I know how to change my own oil. I don't do it... its as you say.. a PITA. But I've done it many times. And yea.. they tend to keep burying the god damn filter deeper and deeper in the shit with every new make. Cant use your hand anymore.. not even close. You need a special clamp deal that bends in 3 different ways to get in there.

    Anyway... from the looks of shit.. I just need more oil. AND an oil change with new filter. I tend to not get my oil changed on time.. I just run on whats on there. It's probably been about a year since I got it changed.. so... I'm gonna buy some oil tomorrow and throw it in. Hopefully that will help a little.
    faethe 860 2009-02-08 05:08:13.0 login to vote score 0
    lostpassword: Knowing HOW and DOING IT are two very different things. You should know HOW.
    DOING IT is optional. And, yeah it's a real PITA, especially on newer cars. You put the oil filter WHERE?


    Of course I know how which is precisely why I don't want to do it!!!!!!!!
    party boy 1034 2009-02-08 05:22:47.0 login to vote score 0
    Ohh. Take this in to get your radiator sniffed for exhaust gasses.

    You can change your own head gasket. Just get a proper torque wrench, head gasket and the proper torque specs and tightening sequence.

    Glad to hear its not a V6 front wheel drive.
    party boy 1034 2009-02-08 05:25:10.0 login to vote score 2



    (I know you have a 4 cylinder- just pick a side)
    party boy 1034 2009-02-08 05:29:00.0 login to vote score 0
    party boy:
    head gasket


    Forgot to add, you'll have to scrape the old gasket off, make sure you don't have to deck the block (unlikely), and for gods sake, don't buy a shitty head gasket.
    party boy 1034 2009-02-08 05:43:12.0 login to vote score 3
    From here

    Step 1
    - Getting down to the head gasket can be an involved process. Always mark and index everything before removal. In this case, it was easier to remove the exhaust manifold, head, and intake as a unit. A service manual is the first and most important tool in the toolbox.


    Step 2 Cut a Hole in the Block


    Step 3 Check the head and block for flatness. A machined straight edge across the surface and feeler gauge will reveal all. The service manual will provide specifications. Blocks or heads out of specification must be sent out to the machine shop and be repaired. The machine shop will also be able to check for cracks.


    Step 4 Put your dick in that Block


    Step 5 Step 3 - Prepare the surface. Never use anything that will remove metal. Be careful not to scratch the deck of the block or mounting surface of the head. (Think of scraping, like you would on a teflon pan - hard enough to scrape-remove the gunk, soft enough to not fuck up the pan) While it may seem like a good idea to use a scrubber pad connected to a power tool, the surface irregularities created can cause sealing problems down the road.


    Step 4 - Chase the head bolt or stud holes with a tap or thread chaser to remove any crud and prepare the threads. Use compressed air to blow out any stragglers. Correct head bolt torque is of utmost importance. Any interference can throw off the torque readings.

    Step 5 - Pre-fit the head gasket in the correct orientation. Never use sealant unless specifically required by the manufacturer. Head gaskets that require sealant will usually come so equipped. The service manual will outline sealant locations and requirements.

    Step 6 - Correct bolt tightening sequence and torque is key to proper head gasket sealing. Use new bolts if required. Coat head bolt threads with some engine oil before installing. Always follow tightening sequence and torque instructions to the last detail.

    farkmeblind 482 2009-02-08 10:04:29.0 login to vote score 0
    Oh fuck this, next time I blow one, I'm doing it myself. Of course, if I really need it I can tow it out to a full machine shop.
    chainblue 970 2009-02-08 10:09:25.0 login to vote score 0
    Oil + water = gunk. Stop peeing in your engine.
    the electric jackass 650 2009-02-08 10:26:35.0 login to vote score 0
    twitch osx: LOL... I know how to change my own oil. I don't do it... its as you say.. a PITA. But I've done it many times. And yea.. they tend to keep burying the god damn filter deeper and deeper in the shit with every new make. Cant use your hand anymore.. not even close. You need a special clamp deal that bends in 3 different ways to get in there.

    Anyway... from the looks of shit.. I just need more oil. AND an oil change with new filter. I tend to not get my oil changed on time.. I just run on whats on there. It's probably been about a year since I got it changed.. so... I'm gonna buy some oil tomorrow and throw it in. Hopefully that will help a little.


    Shouldn't you apply a solution to the problem, rather than taking an arbitrary action that is only somewhat related?
    If you logged in, you could post here.