maroon92 SuperDork
July 31, 2009 3:07 p.m.

So, as you may know, my little brother has a truck. He is 15, and my dad helped him pay for a beater to fix up so he could drive it when he got his license.

we pulled the intake manifold off today to replace it with one I got for him. this is what happened....

yummy....

it is a pretty cool thing seeing a kid working on his first project, though.

44Dwarf Reader
July 31, 2009 3:25 p.m.

Whats wrong thats easy someone used the cheap a$$ oil that comes in green bottles....Hint...two word name first word is a name of a religon. second word is what we have 50 of in this country.

Grab a shop vac and a puddy knife and go to town next move to a cheap screw driver then use a stiff brush and minneral sprits. Change oil have filter off and drain plug out blow compressed air in both ports of the oil filter block conection.
If truck runs okay stop here and just drive it. If you notice wavey oil presure drain oil fill with three quarts of minneral spirts and 2 quarts of marvel run at idle no load for 20 minutes let sit untill cool run again. then drain and blow in / out the filter ports to flush pump pick up and lifters.

best of luck

44

mad_machine SuperDork
July 31, 2009 3:31 p.m.

Do I see some coolant in there?

JmfnB SuperDork
July 31, 2009 3:36 p.m.
44Dwarf wrote: Hint...two word name first word is a name of a religon. second word is what we have 50 of in this country.

Damn Lutherish Governors.

valiant171 New Reader
July 31, 2009 3:37 p.m.

OH WOW that is nasty!

It is because somebody used cheap oil ie "religion and something we have 50 of" or something that comes in yellow bottle...

Once you get all the gunk out, and button the motor back together, buy 10 quarts of cheap oil, fill it one half quart low and then put a half can of SEA FOAM in, run the truck ( i dont know maybe 50 miles) and change the oil again and you can use cheap filters too for the cleansing. I would do this at least twice then put some good oil in.

I am sure if you dont have sea foam in your area somebody will chime in for another product that works as well

maroon92 SuperDork
July 31, 2009 3:52 p.m.

I have a bit of sea foam in the garage... the funny thing is that he drove it home from purchasing it. It sat for 8 years...

if there is any coolant...(i think i see some in the 2nd pic), I am sure it must have dumped off the intake when we removed it.

thanks for all the help, I was expecting some flaming...i guess I shouldn't from this board though...

JmfnB SuperDork
July 31, 2009 4:26 p.m.

My man Mike wants to know what the oil pan looks like.

I bet it is purty!

JFX001 Dork
July 31, 2009 4:36 p.m.
JmfnB wrote:
44Dwarf wrote: Hint...two word name first word is a name of a religon. second word is what we have 50 of in this country.
Damn Lutherish Governors.

Baptist Capitol Oil....[shakes head]...does it every time.

scardeal New Reader
July 31, 2009 4:43 p.m.

Satanist State Flag Oil!

scardeal New Reader
July 31, 2009 4:44 p.m.

Catholic People with a Clue Oil?

aeronca65t HalfDork
July 31, 2009 4:54 p.m.

Looks like you're a quart low on sludge there!

maroon92 SuperDork
July 31, 2009 4:57 p.m.

we tried to get the pan out today, but the front crossmember is in the way...looks like the engine is coming out tomorrow.

2002acr New Reader
July 31, 2009 5:09 p.m.

Any attempts to break up the sludge and drive it will just guarantee the engine blowing up real good. Hunks of sludge will clog the oil pickup sooner or later. Been there, done that. BTW almost any brand motor oil will do that if it is not changed. Quaker State has not been caker state for quite a few years now. It used to be that Pennsylvania oils were parrafin based and Texas oils were asphalt based, no longer true. Quaker State, Pennzoil and Slick 50 are all the same company now. Me? I like synthetics.

ignorant SuperDork
July 31, 2009 6:09 p.m.
2002acr wrote: Any attempts to break up the sludge and drive it will just guarantee the engine blowing up real good. Hunks of sludge will clog the oil pickup sooner or later. Been there, done that.

ditto

Carson Dork
July 31, 2009 6:21 p.m.
JmfnB wrote: My man Mike wants to know what the oil pan looks like. I bet it is putty!

Fixed.

44Dwarf Reader
July 31, 2009 8:21 p.m.
2002acr wrote: Quaker State has not been caker state for quite a few years now. It used to be that Pennsylvania oils were parrafin based and Texas oils were asphalt based, no longer true. Quaker State, Pennzoil and Slick 50 are all the same company now. Me? I like synthetics.

bingo we have a winner.

sitting for years will dry out any sludge and the heat of driving it home made it flake. clean as much as possible and drive it. It's his 1st truck he'll likley hurt it in more ways then one dirive it if it blows theres more 302 hanging around or up grade to 351

44

maroon92 SuperDork
July 31, 2009 8:24 p.m.

if it blows up, I have a 460 and a C4 laying around and I am going to do the muscle truck thing...

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