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Yes, this is 'sludge' which is emulsified
& water (but less water than would appear if the head gasket were to blame - hence, the colour). I would concur with what's already been mentioned - there are a number of additives which help to dissolve and flush out the old
(and contaminants) and is added prior to changing the
itself. I would suggest getting this done sooner than later, as this will probably have accumulated in the filter and galleries within the engine - which can lead to
starvation, and premature wear.
Every now and again (once the service has been carried out), give the car a boot up the motorway for a few miles, and this will help prevent a reoccurence.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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