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Old 05-23-2008, 01:57 PM   #1  
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Default Motor flush...is it worth it or safe?

I was curious if that motor flush stuff works, and if it's safe. You're supposed to put it in your engine, let the engine idle for 5-10 minutes, then flush it out (do an oil change). It's supposed to clean out the engine and get rid of any sludge, deposits, or build up in the engine. I was assuming since my car has just broke the 70k mark, it would probably be beneficial to do this. I just wanted to see if anyone else has, and if it's safe?

So should I use it? Any brands to avoid, or to use?
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:10 PM   #2  
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No that crap aint worth it. It knocks deposits loose very fast,which could clog the pump and that stuff cant possibly be good forgaskets and sealers

If you really have your heart set on using this sort of junk, get the Amsoil stuff. It's suppose to be pretty gentle and do a slow clean.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:58 PM   #3  
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I wouldn't your motor probably isn't that dirty, fuel today is really clean and if you stay up on oil changes and go WOT every so often you will be ok.
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I was curious if that motor flush stuff works, and if it's safe. You're supposed to put it in your engine, let the engine idle for 5-10 minutes, then flush it out (do an oil change). It's supposed to clean out the engine and get rid of any sludge, deposits, or build up in the engine. I was assuming since my car has just broke the 70k mark, it would probably be beneficial to do this. I just wanted to see if anyone else has, and if it's safe?

So should I use it? Any brands to avoid, or to use?
I used to use it but it can do several negative things. Encourage leaks caused by shrinking the seals is a big one
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #5  
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I guess that sums that up. I'll stay away from that then.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:05 PM   #6  
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yeah, from what ive the more often you turn higher rpms, the more deposits get burnt off

in a granny driven buick deposits may be a problem, but seriously....you know everyone on here just about red lines their car at least a few times per gas tank hahaha
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:40 PM   #7  
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its called an italian tune up.5 minutes at 100 MPH in 3rd gear.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #8  
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yeah, from what ive the more often you turn higher rpms, the more deposits get burnt off

in a granny driven buick deposits may be a problem, but seriously....you know everyone on here just about red lines their car at least a few times per gas tank hahaha
I must have one sparkling clean engine then
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:15 PM   #9  
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Ever had an enema?

Now you know how your motor feels when you put that flush crap in it.

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Old 05-24-2008, 07:00 AM   #10  
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why dont u buy some cheap oil and change the oil but keep the old filter, then drive the car hard for about 100 miles then change the oil and oil filter to whatever u put inside it, this works for me to flush the engine out
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