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Link to repair video: Engine tear down and clogged coolant passages exposed!
Customer States: Antifreeze is made of SLUDGE! Jacked up Jimmy. https://youtu.be/X5PFU9fTj3Q

50 thoughts on “Customer states: just got this car! serious engine problems!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kelley says:

    I would run gallon of diesel fuel through oil returns to flush again

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 3V2 says:

    Wow how lawyerly the language. Let me guess that parents wanted you to be a litigator?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Bland says:

    Can you carbon-date the filter?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Snipers Nest And More says:

    You solved the mystery of Jimmy Hoffa!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lha A says:

    The cooling passages on that poor motor reminded me of those that I encountered on my '41 Ford (n tractor last year. It stsrted as an oil pump rebuild,then I noticed that there was a bunch of gunk in the passages surrounding the cylinders. I stuffed greased rags in the cylinders and powerwashed and dug out endless quantities of what must have been radiator stop-leak. I had to use bore brushes and lots of elbow grease to clean it. It's 82 and runs great.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elijen21 says:

    It was nasty

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Camouflage Peacock says:

    Wow! Non of that looked good. Was that my son's vehicle? lol

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grassroot011 says:

    Horrible set of circumstances,, haa but wondering how it pans,, out, get it,? Pans? Haa

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars l wilton says:

    I have to say I fully expected the coolant that came out. I didn't expect the sludge, but after a bit I realized that I should have.
    That engine had obviously been running on plain water for quite a while, and that is often (these days, at least) a sign that the coolant is leaking out. And it may have just been the lighting, but when you were cleaning out that lifter cavity, I was thinking "the sides of this thing sure look like rust under the oil". That would probably only happen if it was circulating water to build up rust. And of course a lot of that rust would have washed into the pan and formed a layer of sludge.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jos de Koning says:

    'wanna buy a car? It was owned by an old lady, just driving to the church on sunday. Maintenanced every 6 months'

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars madma11 says:

    Oh man. I am just feeling lucky my car has nowhere the amount of problems this car has. Is that repair even worth it? How much did you charge your client lol?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Bowsher says:

    Would it have made sense to remove the oil pan and clean it out manually?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D R says:

    ??? What was that crap? It didn't look like "sludge"? It's "fibrous"? Like "mouse nest"?? WTF? How'd that get in there?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars deepfriedking says:

    Wet Vac it

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Corn Digger says:

    That was excellent Ray 👍🇺🇸 I can't say that I've ever seen one that bad…… 👀

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Buxton says:

    Should have used the shop vacuum

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Fiorvanti says:

    Discusstine

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Smith says:

    The owner should be charged with vehicular abuse!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edwin Bruno says:

    Swamp buggy cooling system

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich Neu says:

    Very nasty engine

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dustin Taylor says:

    I had a 2000 jimmy with 240k on the clock when I finally sold it and they are almost unkillable. I abused the crap out of it, bought it with 180k on the clock for a winter beater and it just took all the beading. The only thing I maintained was the brakes, shocks and engine oil, everything else was left to suffer, to fix it properly would have cost 2x what it was worth so I had to draw a line somewhere.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Martinez says:

    Bring it back to liiiiffffeeee!!!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Homen says:

    TALK ABOUT NEGLECT!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hightttech says:

    I still have the occasional guy that states that he only puts water in his radiator and the car runs fine.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bowhunters says:

    Where is the Rotor Rooter man when you need him? How can someone let an engine get like that? If that engine was an animal the govt would get the owner for animal abuse. LOL Some people just add oil and never change it, never flush the radiator, etc.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Benson says:

    Insane filth in that engine

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Drake says:

    Now that is dirty

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerry Carmichael says:

    Just unplug the life support equipment and let it die a peaceful death!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars American Patriot says:

    You need a good shop vac.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aunt Barbara says:

    A 2000 Jimmy? Sounds like a honey for the money.

    The gas in the tank is worth more thsn this gm.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars daemonhat says:

    how is that thing still running???

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D S says:

    I had a girl friend who had a ford Escort and she bought it new and she said she nevered had the oil changed so I told her I would do it . When I opened the drain the oil came out grease. Had to flush the motor and the oil filter was clogged up tight. I could not believe it did not blow up with 71,000 miles on it.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CCdude says:

    Please people take the auto to someone like Rainman and or any mechanic, have the car checked out before you buy, if you don't know squat about cars! The old mechanic's trick on a 5 quart pan is to dump the oil after repairs, get some cheap oil and replace 1 qt with trans fluid. If it runs drive for 500 miles and dump it. You might have to do it twice on a engine with this much sludge. The trans fluid has the best cleaners in it

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CCdude says:

    clean one owner…………………….

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars arty Berkhoff says:

    that was a dead end not a coolant passage.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Payne says:

    Really sad how people act on the internet. They don't have the ballz to act like that in person.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clifton Carmichael says:

    My biggest complaint to you is that the oil pan should have come off for cleaning it and the pickup screen. I bet before long it will be back with a stopped up screen or a blown engine. Sorry.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Clark says:

    That’s a 350 with two cylinders missing.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beaver C says:

    I really wanted to see what the inside of that oil pan looked like.
    Good job on what you've done. 👍👍

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TL Stanbro says:

    Whoever owns this vehicle doesn’t deserve a vehicle Put them back on a bicycle

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garth Junor says:

    Add a spoon to your extremely comprehensive tool armoury for times like this

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yurindeep says:

    It looks like someone upper-decked the radiator…but there was no mention of smell
    Could it have been creek water? Maybe they over heated on the road and used ditch water to fill the rad.