Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Oil fill and oil cap sludge
Page: 1, 2, 3  Next
Forum Index -> Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

My '74 Beetle is my daily driver, but most itís trips are 30 mins or less. Because of the short drives, a lot of sludge builds up in the oil fill and cap. Iíve read on here that a long drive will clear it out, but I took a 1 1/2 hour drive with a 1 1/2 hour return trip and itís still all there. Any recommendations on removing it other then just taking a rag and trying to wipe it out?

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
VW_Jimbo Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2016
Posts: 9537
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
VW_Jimbo is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Do you have a breather hose connected to your air cleaner?
_________________
Jimbo

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but all the time necessary the second time!
nshaddox wrote:
Plus I tend to prefer these impossible projects that take way too much time. Thereís no thrill in easy projects. Challenges are fun.

67rustavenger wrote:
GFY's Xevin and VW_Jimbo! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Yes, completely stock setup. Get build up there too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
VW_Jimbo Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2016
Posts: 9537
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
VW_Jimbo is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

That is strange. Should have cleared out on that long drive. When was the last oil change?
_________________
Jimbo

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but all the time necessary the second time!
nshaddox wrote:
Plus I tend to prefer these impossible projects that take way too much time. Thereís no thrill in easy projects. Challenges are fun.

67rustavenger wrote:
GFY's Xevin and VW_Jimbo! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Last oil change was a week ago.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
VW_Jimbo Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2016
Posts: 9537
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
VW_Jimbo is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

You are a brave man posting that up!

That is a clean engine. Nice job!

Last oil change was?
_________________
Jimbo

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but all the time necessary the second time!
nshaddox wrote:
Plus I tend to prefer these impossible projects that take way too much time. Thereís no thrill in easy projects. Challenges are fun.

67rustavenger wrote:
GFY's Xevin and VW_Jimbo! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
VW_Jimbo Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2016
Posts: 9537
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
VW_Jimbo is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Not sure. I will sleep on it and post up what I dream about. Solved many car issues in my dreams!
_________________
Jimbo

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but all the time necessary the second time!
nshaddox wrote:
Plus I tend to prefer these impossible projects that take way too much time. Thereís no thrill in easy projects. Challenges are fun.

67rustavenger wrote:
GFY's Xevin and VW_Jimbo! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Tim Donahoe
Samba Member


Joined: December 08, 2012
Posts: 11727
Location: Redding, CA
Tim Donahoe is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Rick, what brand and size belt are you running. It delves deeper into your pulley, so Iíd like to get one like yours.

Also, I suspect that water is somehow getting into your engine, but I canít figure out how that could be with your oil only being a week old, as well as your having a stock setup.

Tim
_________________
Let's do the Time Warp again!

Richard O'Brien
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
74 Thing
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2004
Posts: 7239

74 Thing is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Where is the oil filler on that?

Are you running a thermostat and the flaps?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
grandpa red
Samba Member


Joined: November 23, 2018
Posts: 520
Location: Hollister,Ca.
grandpa red is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

What color is the sludge?
_________________
'72 Beetle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

I call it sludge, but itís kind of a milky honey color. Iíll try to take a picture of it, but not sure if Iíll be able to get a good shot of the fill area but definitely can take cap off and get a shot of that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
grandpa red
Samba Member


Joined: November 23, 2018
Posts: 520
Location: Hollister,Ca.
grandpa red is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Moisture will make it a whitish or cream color.

Have you cleaned out the area and then recheck?
_________________
'72 Beetle


Last edited by grandpa red on Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:18 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

74 Thing wrote:
Where is the oil filler on that?

Are you running a thermostat and the flaps?

Oil fill at top of alternator stand and completely stock with breather in place.

Thermostat and flaps all in place and operational.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

74 Thing wrote:
Where is the oil filler on that?

Are you running a thermostat and the flaps?
yes everything inplace and operational.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

I call it sludge, but itís kind of a milky honey color. Iíll try to take a picture of it, but not sure if Iíll be able to get a good shot of the fill area but definitely can take cap off and get a shot of that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
runamoc Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: June 19, 2006
Posts: 5519
Location: 37.5N 77.1W
runamoc is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Quote:
Thermostat and flaps all in place and operational


This will fix your problem. The engine is not getting 'hot' enough to 'boil' out the moisture. Get a long stem cooking thermometer and put it down the dip stick tube and even after a long hard ride, the temp won't be over 170ļ. You'll need to get it up to over 212ļ to 'boil' the moisture out.
_________________
Daily driver: '69 Baja owned 42 yrs - Plan B: '81 Rabbit Diesel LS Deluxe - Plan C: '72 Ghia
Yard Art: 2 Sandrails
Outback: '69 Ghia - '68,'69,'70,'72 Beetle - '84 Scirocco, GTI - Pair of '02 Golfs-
VW Wiring = It's just wires
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
tnjyoung
Samba Member


Joined: March 31, 2019
Posts: 153
Location: Tennessee
tnjyoung is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Ricksurfin wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I have only been a member for about 15 minutes and already one of my questions has been addressed. The long-ish black air cleaner appears to be stock. I have the same one on my 1974 SB. Yours looks great (better than mine) and is inspiring. Not sure about the sludge as I am new to the VW thing, but I will be watching for the answers to come in.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Hereís the pictures of what Iíve got going on.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ricksurfin
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2017
Posts: 295
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Ricksurfin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Oil fill and oil cap sludge Reply with quote

Donít think Iíd want my engine so hot that the heat would extend all the way up the oil fill tube to boil that out. Not sure if thereís a good answer to being able to drive that out. Might just have to clean it out periodically.

From the view of that picture I also see some cracking of the intake boot. I donít have any symptoms of a vacuum leak but itís going to be something I need to address before a problem arises.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2023, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB
Links to eBay or other vendor sites may be affiliate links where the site receives compensation.