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Asked by Nov 01, 2016 at 06:32 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How do recommend cleaning oil sludge from engine without pulling oil pan

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Use a high quality oil with lots of detergent and change the oil and filter more frequently than you usually do.

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Exactly! You want to clean it little by little. Otherwise if the sludge all breaks loose at once you'll have big problems with a clogged oil pump, oil passages, etc. HTH. -Jim

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I use a magnetic drain plug to help keep metal particles out of the oil and also a high quality oil filter. Stay away from those cheap orange Fram filters. The silver or gold Fram filters are good though.

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