WHat on earth is this crap in my sump?????
It resembles very fine mud.
Did a previous owner use an entire tube of anti seize, or maybe some teflon additive???
I have never seen anything like this in a motor before.
The photo shows the result of 2minutes of abrasion with a nylon dish brush and degreaser, which hardly made a dent in it.
It did disolve some of it, but the main mass just laughed at me.
I then hit it with the turbo lance of the pressure cleaner and shifted it.....onto the driveway where it stuck like baby poo to a blanket. Grrrrr.
I also noticed that the main cap bolts were slimy with grey stuff, the same colour as the snot in the sump, which makes me think maybe it was anti seize paste.
I've always considered less is more with that stuff....