Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: w204 (C350ELE)
Location: Miami, Fl and Mar del Plata, Argentina
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The last time I posted about preventing sludge as a matter of long term routine, I almost was thrown off the forum. Now, here comes Carolina with the problem (e pluribus unum) and is made to feel like an UFO.
Dirt happens, not only physiologically but in every order of life. Being too lazy to drop the pan to clean the sump every once in several blue moons is neither an excuse to ignore the fact, nor to put down the victims of such problem.
After having said my thing, IMHO I would not clean the engine before taking all the garbage out. The oil piston ring will thank me for that, though the mechanic will make less money now than later when the engine has to be opened.