Flushing oil

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  1. Hayleylulu

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    How long do you run the engine for when you fill it with flushing oil
     
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    Have never used it or felt the need to. If you keep to regular oil changes its not necessary. I had a friend that used flushing oil and the engine was never the same afterwards. Engines need carbon build up to stop excessive oil burning. That's why new engines use oil till they build up a layer of carbon.
     
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    I wouldn't use either as it will disturb the gunk in the sump but won't clean it out properly, this will then contaminate the fresh oil.. making matters worse, not better.

    If it's a high mileage engine it may be worth while removing the sump pan and giving it a good clean..
     
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    IMHO it is not worth using for most engines - your best approach is regular oil changes - always use a good oil of the right grade and good quality filters and take the vehicle for a good run before changing it - it gets all the crap in suspension - just be very carefull when draining the oil as it will be very hot.!!!
     
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    I know a few funsters who flush with [​IMG]:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    If you do feel the need to flush, use cheap supermarket oil, drain, fit filters, add oil, run to operating temp, drain again, add proper oil.
    In the old days, we used to use diesel.................:Blush:
     
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