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Old 12-24-2014, 05:13 PM
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Moved cars, found some weird mixture of something?

So we were moving some cars around today (these are driven fairly often so not just parked and left for months on end) and we found these strange looking bits of some concoction of fluids. It looks like what happens when coolant and oil mix? Maybe

No smell at all. Texture more like a wet putty than anything. Not sure what to make of it.

My dad's 300SD was parked over the above photo'd spot. There was another bit in the parking spot next to it not sure what was parked there..hmmm I'll have ask about.

I dont recall ever seeing this stuff before.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:19 PM
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Looks like turkey gravy.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:38 PM
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oil/water grease/water... my guesses
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:58 PM
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do you run WVO at all? It looks like congealed fat.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:26 PM
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Could be the funky goo inside motor mounts.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:15 PM
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That's usually motor oil that has absorbed moisture. The same kind of stuff you see under a oil cap on an engine with poor crankcase ventilation. In this case it is cold damp weather mixed with oil on the ground.

ATF retains a slightly red color. Coolant would have washed away.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:07 AM
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What temp is it where you are? It could be fuel parifin
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by leathermang View Post
What does it taste like ?
Inquiring minds want to know.......
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ROLLGUY View Post
Inquiring minds want to know.......
I can not take credit for that thought... I actually had a friend who came out of his house and saw some liquid on the ground near his car... felt of it... smelled it... could not figure out what it was... tasted it... decided it was dog urine...
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:23 PM
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