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What is Oil Sludge and How Does It Hurt My Car?

What is Oil Sludge and How Does It Hurt My Car?

What is Oil Sludge? Oil sludge is a type of gel buildup that can occur in your car's engine due to oxidation and contamination of engine oil. This sludge can block or inhibit oil flow through the engine, which in turn can place huge stress on the radiator and engine cooling system. This weakened oil flow can be accompanied by a loss in oil pressure and fuel efficiency, and can even cause damage to the engine and other components. By performing regular oil changes on your car, you can keep it at top performance and prevent damage to its components. How does Oil Sludge hurt my car? Engine oil, particularly unrefined conventional oil, can gradually oxidize and mix with contaminants to form a gel-like substance that sticks to your engine components. This oxidization typically occurs due to high temperatures and oxygen exposure, usually in areas like the top of the engine, inside of the oil pan, and around the valve cover. Eventually, it can even block the oil screen siphon and preve ... read more

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