I was working on my gauge cluster yesterday, and got some sort of oily sludge all over my hands after touching the steering column. Upon further inspection, I noticed this dark-colored crud was all over the back of the steering wheel and on the column. What I'm wondering is: Is this some kind of natural occurance from sitting in the hot Texas sun all Summer (temps were above 106 for 80 days in a row), or is this some sludge-slime that one of my nasty neighbors has placed on there? It looks like it's even starting to drip along the bottom. It just looks like there's oil or something coming out of where the column and wheel meet. What is this 'swamp jelly'?...