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Whats this in my oil pan?

Working on checking timing chain noise and potential replacement of it. Drained the oil to check the pan and found this creamy stuff by the drain plug. Its not sandy like metallic dust. Just soft like very thick cream. Didn't find any metal or plastic parts in the drained oil or the oil pan. Anyone seen this before?





 
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Looks like small area of oil/water sludge. Vast majority of pan looks clean - this can be often be found on a car that is not driven long enough to drive all the moisture out of the oil system on a regular basis. If the oil itself appears milky, then you do have a problem - water-antifreeze in oil, but from what I see, oil looks OK.

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Originally Posted by HP41 View Post
Looks like small area of oil/water sludge. Vast majority of pan looks clean - this can be often be found on a car that is not driven long enough to drive all the moisture out of the oil system on a regular basis. If the oil itself appears milky, then you do have a problem - water-antifreeze in oil, but from what I see, oil looks OK.

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Thanks much appreciated. That's what i read on the Porsche forums as well. Sending the oil for analysis as well as I have never done that.
 
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