post #511 of Old 01-13-2011, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment! Is this something I should worry about? I also run a 180* thermostat.... Not a 192.. But its reaches operating temperature. But yea, I only drive like 4 miles at any given time. It barely ever gets up to a complete running temp. It will get there it just take awhile.


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post #512 of Old 01-13-2011, 11:18 PM
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Yeah, you'll definitely want to make sure that you get your motor up to operating temps. I would also look into replacing the PCV valve, which could also a culprit in conjunction w/ the low engine temps. If I remember correctly, that yuck tends to be fairly acidic and will cause increased wear.

You may want to look into doing a "Dual Catch" sytem as seen here, which can help alleviate some of that, but not eliminate completely. I would PM 00JGC00, if you're interested to show you how... Great friend of mine and loves to help when he can.

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post #513 of Old 01-13-2011, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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I already replaced the PCV valve a few days back. I think I'm gunna change my thermostat out to the 195* thats prolly why this is happening. :/

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post #514 of Old 01-13-2011, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Second thought. Because its in my Oil Fill Tube doesnt that mean its coming through my PCV valve?

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PCV valve allows vapor to travel through the fill tube into the intake... So it's going to collect on the sides before it evaporates and makes it way out the PCV valve. Does that make sense?

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Yea, so its possible its still bad? I replaced it about a month ago. Im getting the 195 thermostat tomorrow.

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It's possible, but not likely. If the fill tube (along w/ everything else) doesn't warm up, all that stuff is going to collect on the coldest parts... it's just like breathing on a cold window. Once engine temps reach norm, it will evaporate off and eventually get sucked through the PCV valve, but ONLY if engine temps reach norm.

EDIT: Haha, sorry for crashing your other thread... I was trying to bring business to your build thread

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post #518 of Old 01-13-2011, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Got it! So, I'm gunna replace my thermostat tomorrow with the 195*. I'll see if that helps. I'll prolly put the 180* back in when it gets a little warmer. The heater also sucks too :/

Im also gunna wipe out all that JELL stuff and clean that out. Clean out that PCV line and see if all that combined helps. I only drive like 5 miles everyday. So thats prolly why its doing this.

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For sure dude... If you're due for an oil change soon, try using some SeaFoam. That stuff is awesome!

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I'm not due for an oil change for another 20,000 miles. gotta love amsoil. I also sell it if you need any.

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Good hell, man! 20k??? That's crazy! How many miles do you have on your dub and how long have you been running Amsoil?

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post #522 of Old 01-13-2011, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I have 100k on the clock and I have ran amsoil for 5K now. I love it! Its in every part of my jeep. Trans, trasnfercase, engine, diffs, coolant, brake fluid and grease! If you want dirt cheap prices ask me. I can get you the hook up.

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I'll be honest, I've never not run Mobil1 in any of my vehicles, but there is a slight chance I might be convinced otherwise, haha! I'll hit you up w/i the next month for TC, diff and brake fluid, for sure! Thanks man!

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post #524 of Old 01-13-2011, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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I love mobile one. BUT the only problem it has one of the worst cook off ratings. That DOES NOT make it a bad oil. That just means you will lose oil due to it cooking off/burning off. I would normally lose a quart of mobile one after 7k. But besides that its a great oil! Amsoil is the original synthetic. They have been in the business the longest.

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For what its worth, I have a 2000 dakota with the 4.7L V8 as my DD (136K mi)and every time i change my oil in the winter i get that yellowish foam in my filler. I checked out the dakota forums and read many threads indicating that this was common at least for the early 4.7L's due to condensation from different cooling rates of the block and the location of the filler tube. I tried replacing my pcv valve and was almost ready to tear into the intake manifold gasket before i found that on the dakota forum. I have noticed it in mine since about 90K (i bough the truck with 80 K and didnt drive much the first winter). I just clean out the orange sludge as good as i can with every oil change.

edit: I only seem to notice it in the winter

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