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Old 01-24-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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I am very neglectful owner on 1 of my pickups. I think i may have a sludge deposit in the engine. Do any of those engine flush kits work?

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I have used a couple different ones. Theres deffinetly no noticeable differences afterwards. They did clean out some of the gunk, I saw it in the old oil. I wouldn't spend to much on it though. When you change the oil make sure you get the motor good and hot if you can, that helps some of the gunk come out with the oil. If you want to clean out the motor Seafoam really works. What kind of truck is it?



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The Service Manager at one of the Chevy Dealers told me to add one quart of transmission fluid and drive the vehicle "lightly" for no more than 1/2 hour and then drain all oil and replace the filter, and that does the same as the engine gunk deposit cleaners.

I experienced no problems from doing that.

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2003 dakota sxt quad cab 6. problem is that i hardly ever remember to change the oil make like 1-2 times a year.
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buy a diesel
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Here's another idea:
We've switched most of our trucks over to Amzoil synthetic. WE drive 15k-25k per truck a year, so we change the fluids once a year, when we're slow in the Fall...

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Get some seafoam, that stuff will clean your engine out. It works great, gets crap off the rings and even rasies compression and stops burning oil because the rings can move.

I put amsoil in my jimmy and change it once a year.
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Im rebuilding my tractor engine and that had some sludge in it, with over 14,000hrs I guess it should. Still ran though, just spun a bearing and Im sure the compression was a little low.

My 6.5L diesel has 251,000+ on it and never ran better.
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i have a diesel, 06 ram 2500 quad cab 8ft bed
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Something that works but was not done intentionally.

Our JD excavator lost a seal on the injection pump on the drive shaft. This shaft runs into the front timing cover. So we got diesel into the engine oil and not sure how long it had been leaking or how much. But after we fixed it and changed the oil and after several oil changes I have never seen the oil so clean even at change time.
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Plazaman, if changing your oils the problem, I would also switch oils too either to amsoil, which I have heard is real good stuff or some other manufacturers also now make oils with extended change intervals. One word on the synthetic, I changed to synthetic oil in my one car just for the heck of it and every seal and just about every seal and gasket leaked. Needless to say I swithed back to regular.



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i bought an engine flush and the seafoam. How does that seafoam stuff work? How would i use it as a engine flush?

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