Discussion in 'Motors' started by gazzaa, 24 Jan 2006.
im just about to change my oil and filter is it worth getting an oil flush done.
I always do it. I find the best is Forte Engine Flush, worked wonders with my sticking valves.
No point unless it's all clagged up inside. Any black sludge in the oil? If not don't bother.
I have heard of it curing sticky valves but also wreacking havoc with gaskets. So I didn't ever do it on the Mondeo as was concerned about gasket failure.
I DEFINATELY am not doing it on the Rover, lol!
Funny you should say that because I have been doing in on the rover for ages and it's never had a HGF even aver 130,000miles.
I've heard some bad things about this, and you might find if it's a high miler that the sludge and build up is holding the engine together lol
My friend did it on his Calibra and afterwards it leaked oil
Mine is now on just over 110k with no HG probs too.
To second stonedofmoo, you can have problems by flushing the engine - the dirt and sludge helps seal small gaps between components, take that off and the engine might end up much worse than before. Its the reason I haven't done it on my 280k mile Mondeo, I know its dirty as hell in there but if it works don't try to fix it!
AFAIK the 8v version has no such issues?
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