Do you do alot of short drives or does the car not warm up all the way most of the time? That yellow sludge is probably moisture. 10 minute drives are not good for a car.Also alot of ecotecs seem to burn oil because the valve cover gaskets allow oil to leak around the spark plugs, then it seeps through the threads and into the cylinders. My car burns .5L every 10,000km on synthetic but my brothers burns 1L in 5,000km
2009 Ford Escape Limited - 3.0L, 6 speed auto, 4x4, 25/33 city/hwy imp mpg.
2017 F150 XLT-XTR - 5.0L, 4x4, 3.55's, E-locker, xtr chrome package, fx4 off-road package.
20/25 imp mpg
Last edited by money_man; 12-14-2012 at 04:10 PM.