As a full time gearhead, I often find myself talking to my non-gearhead friends about their cars and the importance of maintenance. I always stress the importance of regular oil changes because it’s like super cheap insurance in my mind. Clean oil and a fresh oil filter = happily rotating parts inside your engine. Once Sludge enter the place, your engine-party is over.
Everybody knows that Sludge smells terrible and whenever you have Sludge, his best buddy Friction isn’t far behind. Great, who brought these guys? The Smoooooth Operaaator song (by Sade… you remember that one right?) comes to a screeching halt because nobody wants Friction at their happy-engine party. Sludge is always so tough to get rid of though once he’s there. He’s always blocking door ways, getting in the way of activities, and stinking the place up big time. The entire symphony of parts on the once flowing dance floor begin intently looking at each other watching for the first one to head out. Obviously no one wants to be “that guy” at the party. (more…)