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Send it to Blackstone for analysis. We’re genuinely curious.
Stones. The engine has kidney stones.
hey i work in a oil analysis lab , would you wanna send me an oil sample and ill test it out for you? PM me !
Hi, I'm a chemist, just curious, what kind of analysis you do.
Where in the engine was that found?
In the pan, the engine sent a rod through the block. Found it during teardown
Inside the actual engine? Holy shit
if the motor was less then 10k miles and this was in there someone dumped something in your oil. got a pissed off ex maybe?
What does it taste like?
Cookies and cream
Maybe a new answer to oil spills.
Honestly yeah, send it to a company like Blackstone. I think they posted here
How old is this engine?
Not exactly sure, less than 10k miles though.
It's a message to the world that putting any kind of Stop-Leak product in an engine is a BAD idea.
In the oil I’d agree but in the coolant it is common OEM factory practice - they may deny deny but I know of which I speak ;-)
In my own vehicle I have been avoiding replacing a *very* expensive (leaking) egr heat exchanger with an occasional dose of rad-weld … for the last 80,000 (count ‘em) miles. Maybe 4 doses over that period. No blockages, gunk etc. I know, it’s like the proverbial carpenter’s door hanging off but it works😂
I have no idea what that is, but I really like to know once you find out.
Im seeing the engine has less than 10k miles on it im wondering if thats debris from casting that they didnt get out. And it came loose after assembly. ? If its less than 10k i cant imagine why stop leak would be in it.
This is a great thought.
I think you may have got it, looks like rock and maybe ceramic which are both used in different casting processes!
That looks like the stuff we put into the engine’s during the “cash for clunkers”
Sodium Silicate - I don't think that is what it is... But I don't have a better guess.
Less than 10k miles? Where were you getting your oil changed at? This looks like someone dumped something in the oil that wasn't supposed to be there. Not unheard of for junior oil techs at a quick oil change place or something, but could have also been a prank.
This is could be. I had a jiffy Lube guy put oil in my raditator over flow tank.
Forbidden rice crispie treat -- with caramel?
Too solid. Looks more like almond bark
I believe this is hydnellum peckii
Graham Cracker Crust, Check
It's obviously a Smore.
My fat ass thought it was cookies
Just to answer some stuff in the comments.
This is out of a Viper, sitting at 9.5k miles and is in tear down for warranty. Customer was "driving" and suddenly had an extra hole in his block. Usually ends up being a driven hard moment for most of these, but this is the first time something like this has popped up in the oil. So we are curious if someone had seen something like it before and if it could of lead to the failure.
Oil is currently on its way with a few pieces of the material to get tested, so will update once we have an answer.
I've never seen peanut brittle in an Engine
Your engine had kidney stones
Looks like a microbial growth
Forbidden pecan brittle with marshmallows
Send some to me (not the whole thing) and I can perform a XRD analysis (For mineral or crystalline compound identification). Also, maybe I can perform an XRF test (for chemical composition).
That actually looks like HondaBond. Some engines use a sealer, in my case, it's a Honda motorcycle engine. It bonds parts of the engine.
I've also seen a resin sealer that was used to patch a problem with a block. I'm wondering if something chipped off or someone put too much resin on something.
If you put the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle, maybe you can see a side where it looks like it sealed against the engine.
Not going to lie. I thought it was some caramel, chocolate , peanut butter pie and oatmeal cream pies .
No clue but RIP your engine probably
Rocky road cake
Happy cake day
Grammas peanut brittle
More like Grampa's pancreas.
Looks like someone added sugar to your oil. 🤷♂️
Looks like brains and skull kinda haha
Put it back before we start another pandemic
That stuff is oddly void of any motor oil. OP, you should have poured a little oil on this to make it more convincing... even fresh motor oil would have helped to convince us all of your silly prank. I'm hungry now, gonna go get me some Deluxe Rocky Road ice cream.
My fat ass saw this and thought “wow, that’s a nice cookie ice cream combo” until I realized this wasn’t a food subreddit
Did you buy this car from a medical history museum or something?
What the hell? Looks like it has teeth and hair. Did it scream "kill meeeee" when you found it?
It looks like varying states of over boiled and fried sugars.
Would it not be possible?
Somebody put sugar in the gas tank?
I'm gonna guess a lot of sugar?
It looks like it’s delicious
Fascinating. Never seen anything like that come from an engine.
Is it April 1st already again?
Nightmare fuel. That’s what that is.
Caramel, pecan, marshmallow pie.
Looks like ice cream to me
Oil pearl? Ambergris?
Just throw the whole damn car away
Maybe it was a cash for clunkers car and had the stuff they put in the engine to seize it.
Radiator leak plugging fluid poured into the oil
Your engine has kidney stones
Could be dinosaur fossils
I’d say that was synthetic oil crystallised in water. The white sludge is probably coolant and oil mix.
Oil water and fuel
Nuke it from orbit, that's the only way we can be sure...
Did someone say... EXTERMINATUS?!
That's coolant residue, you gotta rotate the air in your front tires
Did you buy Hannibal Lectors car?
Looks like synthetic oil crystallization. In synthetic oils they add an antioxidation agent that if run at low temperatures, infrequently, and over a long period of time, is known to start to crystallize on pickup tubes.
It's called BHT if you want to google more about it.
Fuckin **A** dude I was eating, can we put an NSFW tag on this **shit?**
God I can’t even scroll up it’s like grade school sex Ed.
Nah you're just a pussy
Looks kinda like a marshmallow caramel square.
A burrito with extra sour cream.
It's obviously not, but it looks like that vegetarian stuff [tempeh](https://sarahsveganguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_4419-768x960.jpg)
I am guessing it is hard? I have absolutely no idea what hat could be unless it is something someone placed there or added into the oil.
Please keep us updated!
Could this be some type of stop leak bullshit? I Dno if I’ve ever heard of an oil one, but if a coolant one got into the oil? Just a random guess
Maybe some crystallised mix of coolant and oil? It has that foamy, brown look that mixing the two substances gives you.
I don't know if that could be caused by prolonged use of a car with damaged gasket, or cracks causing coolant to flow into the oil sump, cause it looks like it could've been collecting in the oil sump with that size. Can't imagine it sitting anywhere else.
looks like an over cooked candy bar , and that was in the pan ? how is there no oil on it , not even a shimmer even if cleaned. the white isnt stained either
A turtle arm?
Chocolate with frosting! Give it a taste
Looks like forbidden granola
If I was a gambling man, I’d bet it’s some type of stop leak product that’s been put in the engine at some point.
This is the continents before the tectonic shift.
What the hell
Uncle Jerry sure love those gas tanks
Somebody dropped a chocolate bar into your engine
Looks like they put “FOSSIL fuel” in there. They must have forgot to remove the fossils
Looks like a tennis shoe.
I love caramel marshmallow truffles!
This is more than a car repair forum!