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Aug 23, 2009, 8:27 AM

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i got this used 240 z datsun cheap run good
i wanna flush engine sludge what product to
use?


Hammer Time
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Aug 23, 2009, 8:51 AM

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Never in a million years would i do that. You are much better off leaving the sludge right where it's at. That's where it will do the least harm. Once you loosen all that stuff up, it will land in places you don't want it to and can cause some serious engine problems. There is no good way to remove sludge once it builds up. that's why it's so important to not let it happen in the first place.



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trw
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Aug 23, 2009, 9:49 AM

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i got this used 240 z datsun cheap run good
i wanna flush engine sludge what product to
use?



i could not of said it better my self hammer time
you dont whant!.. to use any kind of over the shelf engine
flush because by doing that your breaking away any small
or large chunks of debris in that engine where they will
fall

and settle at the bottom of your oil pan and plug up the oil pump screen and eventually in a short time seize your engine!!
so dont do that if shes running fine leave here alone or if
you whant you could use synthetic oil and drain it every 1,500

miles
and second oil change go 3.000 miles do that until
you get 15,000 miles and she will be cleaned out quite well
and safelly because the synthetic oil cleans an engine slowly
out and safely it wont dislodge chunks like using a engine
flush wich basically is made of 80% percent kerosine so yah

you could try that.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 25, 2009, 3:49 AM

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Totally agree - DON'T FLUSH MOTORS! Just change the oil and let fresh oil slowly desludge it unless too late now. Harsh flushes just move cakes of junk and wreck the whole show,

T



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Aug 30, 2009, 7:09 AM

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Never in a million years would i do that. You are much better off leaving the sludge right where it's at. That's where it will do the least harm. Once you loosen all that stuff up, it will land in places you don't want it to and can cause some serious engine problems. There is no good way to remove sludge once it builds up. that's why it's so important to not let it happen in the first place.


this engine does have some sludge that i can
see what you all mean dont use engine flush?
why do the autoparts sell it then??? if it dont work
or do harm?Unsure


Hammer Time
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Aug 30, 2009, 7:13 AM

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If you haven't figured it out yet, they would sell turds in can if someone would buy it. It's all marketing and just finding another way to separate you from your money. Loosening sludge inside your motor is about the worst possible thing you could do to it but of course someone can always be convinced to try it.



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Sep 2, 2009, 2:04 PM

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Don't do it, The gunk will all dislodge too quickly and clog up small oil passages and you'll have bearing failure.


trw
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Sep 5, 2009, 10:09 AM

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if this guy hasent figured it out by now then he
will learn the hard way wich is the expensive way Frown

the only way i would use engine flush in my engine
is if the car drove into a river !

No need for that trash in the engine use a quality filter
like a napa gold or wix same thing along with a quality
synthetic oil like quaker or castrol or royal purple wich
i use other than that absolutly no need for those over

the counter 10 minute do this or that engine flushes
ALL YOU NEED AGAIN IS quality good synthetic oil
and oil filter thats
IT!!!






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