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Wrighty
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24th May 06 at 18:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

saw dave a posted a while back,not to use engine flush in one of my threads?

reasons against engine flush? my cars needs an oil change asap as its got condensation in oil..wondering wether to flush it or not
Rob_Corsa
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24th May 06 at 19:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive heard on a mechanics forum a time or two that a couple of oil changes within like 500/1000 miles is better than using a flush.

They say that while the flush is in the engine the oil isnt lubricating things as it should plus your still gonna leave some of the flush in there when you drop the oil/flusher out.
Wrighty
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24th May 06 at 20:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ah rite ye

il give it a miss,rather drop the oil,replace it with cheap stuff

drop it again n stick good stuff in
Dave A
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24th May 06 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

copy and pasted from an old thread:
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it basicly thins the oil and breakes up harmless sludge build-up.

as soon as you put it in and run the engine it will get around every bearing and shell in the engine, then when you drain it and put new oil in you will never get it all out meaning the oil will be thin. also, the harmless build-up of thick oil can actually help the engine by filling the small cracks and holes that appear over time in an engine, remove this build-up and you could make things worse.

to do a good oil change:


get the oil quite hot
drain the old oil
remove the oil filter, drain it and re-fit.
fill the engine up to minimum with new clean (cheap) oil
run the engine up to normal temperature again
drain oil
remove filter
fit new filter
re-fill with good new oil.

this will flush the old oil out of the engine and is cheaper than engine flush.
Wrighty
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24th May 06 at 21:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yer exactly what i thought of doing dave,just seemed right!
Marc
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25th May 06 at 12:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My car gets an engine flush evey oil change by Subaru. Don't think I would do it with an old car though.
Rileysport
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25th May 06 at 13:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty
yer exactly what i thought of doing dave,just seemed right!


just go for a run, whip the oil, replace the oil

 
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