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Old 10-02-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Did an oil change and duh me guess what i found.....

Well 1st off like 2 1/2 months ago i did a upper intake manifold replace well when the upper went out it completely shut the engine off the next dayh i imedietly drained the oil and then i put the oil pan bolt back in and tightened it but i let the car sit for like a month then after i got the money TO REPLACE IT I did but what i did was just put the new oil in and not drain some thru cause it was sitting for awhile there must have been some antifreeze in the engine still. So i did a oil change today (like 3500 miles later and 2 1/2 months) and the oil was extremely thin like it was weird i never seen oil that thin ever and at the botton of the pan there was milky white substance there but now my oil pressure is better than this lol http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=63405 Its now like 45 at 60 mph with the cruise on.
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Oh man, cross your fingers that you don't spin a bearing
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Yeah... what dillcc said.

Look at it this way: It was a silly mistake, but there'* nothing you can do now. You might be alright in the long run, especially since you've got new oil in now. 3500 miles sure is a long time to be running on chocolate milk, though.
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Yeah... what dillcc said.

Look at it this way: It was a silly mistake, but there'* nothing you can do now. You might be alright in the long run, especially since you've got new oil in now. 3500 miles sure is a long time to be running on chocolate milk, though.
The thing is there wasn't much milky white substance in there at all 99% of it was normal color but very thin jusr alittle at the bottom along the brim of the drain pan is that still a big big problem? It was like i said 99% normal if not more dunno hope the best for my car i have to many bills as it is argh.
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I've pulled a couple of oil pans and said this before.

There'* about 1/4 inch of space below the plug that you can't drain. Oil floats on water right.. You should do a few oil changes when you lose an upper to flush any water out of the bottom of the pan.
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I've pulled a couple of oil pans and said this before.

There'* about 1/4 inch of space below the plug that you can't drain. Oil floats on water right.. You should do a few oil changes when you lose an upper to flush any water out of the bottom of the pan.
wish i had the money to do this sigh...
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Keep up on the oil changes every 3K and hopefully it'* fine.

Look at it this way. $20 for an oil change or $2000 for a motor
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milky white oil = water contamination, thats how you know theres water in your oil, just crack the drain plug and see if it drains white.

as for your oil pressure, i'd first check to see if your gauge works properly, i was freaking out that my pressure was too high, until my friend reminded me that maybe the gauge is the problem, and when I shut it off, sure enough, i got 10kpa of oil pressure with the engine off.
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Well, you probably got a good engine cleaning.
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OMG!! I can't believe I didn't remember this...

If you are having weather changes and the car is parked outside...it'* possible you merely saw some condensation.

Been there had it happen and freaked out myself. It happens when weather is changing from hot to cold etc. Keep an eye on it and maybe you don't have any big issue.
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