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2001 dodge stratus: V6..running hot..hot, steaming, oil light coming…

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2001 dodge stratus V6 2.7...
2001 dodge stratus V6 2.7 108k miles - running hot, steaming, oil light coming on...

Was informed by mechanic on 'just answer' it was caused by sludge or water in the crankcase due to a poor design and probly needed replaced. If I were to rebuild how long would it take for this to happen again, I wont need the car for more than 18-24 months
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Dodge Mechanic: moparfl, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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If the rebuild job is done right it may last 200k. The main thing to keep this from happening is to keep the oil changed very often ever 3k and use a good oil and filter.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
What would be the most effective way to safely remove the sludge from the cylinder head, oil pan, etc?
Dodge Mechanic: moparfl, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
The only way to get it all out would be to remove the parts and clean them by hand.
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