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oil flush

Discussion in 'Motors' started by gazzaa, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. gazzaa

    Wise Guy

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    Location: leicester

    im just about to change my oil and filter is it worth getting an oil flush done.
     
  2. Princey

    Soldato

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    Location: Staffordshire

    I always do it. I find the best is Forte Engine Flush, worked wonders with my sticking valves.
     
  3. Jonny69

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    No point unless it's all clagged up inside. Any black sludge in the oil? If not don't bother.
     
  4. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    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!
     
  5. Princey

    Soldato

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    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.
     
  6. Stonedofmoo

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    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
     
  7. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Mine is now on just over 110k with no HG probs too.

    Touch wood.
     
  8. energy

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    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!
     
  9. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    AFAIK the 8v version has no such issues?