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Engine flush? #2807675
08/11/20 01:19 PM
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Ive a car I do not know its oil change history or the type of oil reg or synth it had its whole life.

Currently its dirty.

Could I use the proper weight conventional and do my oil change, run it a couple hundred mile, change again and then 200 more change and goto synth?

Or could some give me some input on what I should do?

THANKS.


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Engine flush? [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2807690
08/11/20 01:38 PM
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Newer or old model? If it's just dirty oil and not sludge then I'd just do a normal oil change and check the looks of the oil in a couple of hundred miles.

Re: Engine flush? [Re: stumpy] #2807710
08/11/20 02:32 PM
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2015 2.4 tigershark

If it were and old motor id just flush and flush and flush.


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Engine flush? [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2807738
08/11/20 03:23 PM
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That new a car should use synthetic and I don't see how it could need that much flushing unless it NEVER had an oil change. shruggy

Re: Engine flush? [Re: stumpy] #2807743
08/11/20 03:35 PM
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Ok I will just do a oil change, let one qt run wild out the pan.... run and change sooner then later for piece of mind.

THANKS Stump and good luck on your procedure!


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Engine flush? [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2807782
08/11/20 05:13 PM
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Hope the oil just needs a change and thanks for the thoughts.

Re: Engine flush? [Re: stumpy] #2808267
08/12/20 11:30 PM
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Yo pOtO... ever thimk of dropping the pan ?

Re: Engine flush? [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2808282
08/13/20 12:21 AM
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Well, hmmm..... maybe, never thought about it. It looks easy to do on that rig and since im replacing every single shield and plastic part under the car it might be a ok thing to do.

Im looking at a 2017 Hellcat Charger with six miles on it, I seem to do alot better with things I buy new, they stay like new, at least appearance wise.

My 96 PSD 3/4T 4x4 5 speed has 32k miles and looks showroom new since its never parked outside. In fact its looking like I could get 5k more then the sticker price I payed.


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Engine flush? [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2808283
08/13/20 12:26 AM
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I’ve never dropped a pan on a FWD car meself but it looks pretty easy ...

A 2017 Hellcat with 6 miles ????!!!

Re: Engine flush? [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2808285
08/13/20 12:30 AM
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Yea, a guy is serious about buying a couple of my older mopars and has it sitting in his shops office. Might trade 2 old clunkers for a modern headache.


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Re: Engine flush? [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2808301
08/13/20 05:15 AM
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In the past when I bought a car or truck with unknown history I bought cheap oil and filter ran it short time as a,flush.
Then put good stuff in. By cheap store brand or what ever was on sale. Then what I planed on using

Re: Engine flush? [Re: 340SIX] #2808327
08/13/20 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 340SIX
In the past when I bought a car or truck with unknown history I bought cheap oil and filter ran it short time as a,flush.
Then put good stuff in. By cheap store brand or what ever was on sale. Then what I planed on using


This is a pretty decent idea right here. I'm right there with you as far as the maintenance/upkeep on vehicles between new and used. I used seafoam in my daughters car (30 year old Toy with 75k on it when bought) the upkeep on that vehicle was very questionable. She drove around with 2 cans of that in the first oil change I did, put about 800 miles, drained, it was horrible. Rinse and repeat. The treatment worked well.

As far as dropping the pan goes, if its anything like the srt4 I had, its a piece of cake.

Re: Engine flush? [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2808984
08/14/20 06:35 PM
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pull a valve cover off and it will tell you what it looks like insidw







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