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Old 03-04-2018, 10:43 AM   #3
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2008 VUE 3.6L
Default Re: Oil Consumption Thoughts

Atikovi,
I guess 'DESLUDGE' is the wrong word. More, DECARBONIZE, the tops of the piston, the rings, and the cylinder walls. Which then allows the rings to seal better leading to less oil blow by.
And, I remember that picture from my first thread about 3.6 timing chains issues. I am pretty sure that the sludge that you dealt with was was caused by low oil level leading to EXCESSIVE heat build up and the oil turning into that tar. And the low oil level was caused by the oil consumption issues and no one ever physically checking the oil level themselves. And this is where DESLUDGE comes in. I think that the methods I suggested to DECARBONIZE the tops of the piston and cylinder walls would also clean a lot of the gunk elsewhere in the engine.
I am sure that if I am wrong, someone more engine savvy than me will say something.

John

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