white/creamy colored sludge on the oil dip stick! Whats the issue?

Ron Hoesel
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Asked by Ron Feb 09, 2013 at 05:20 PM about the 2000 GMC Sonoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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judge_roy
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Could be, not so good for you. apparently some coolant has got in there. Could be just loose head bolts, have your grease monkey tighten them to spec. Could be a compromized head gasket because you never checked the coolant level...now it overheats. You could clean it off, but it will re-appear as leaks don't usually heal themselves. This is bad. take a looksee at the coolant to see how much is left. top off and say a little prayer. good luck with this.

Ron Hoesel
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coolant level doesnt seem to be going down. Radiator was changed not so long ago though. Has a slight rattle sound, could that be loose head bolts? is this going to be the end of my truck?!?

Michael Tutty
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That 'rattle' is likely to be rod bearings. It seems like you have maybe been driving a while with water in the oil and have cooked some of the bearings. How is the oil pressure? If that is low, you have done in the main bearings, too. I have a feeling you may be due for an engine. Get it to a mechanic and have it checked, including a cooling system pressure test.

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