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Old 09-01-1999, 01:53 AM
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I was wondering if there are any advantages or disadvantages in using an Engine Flush or Cleaner prior to an oil change. I was told that some Engine Flush may eat into the coatings of the cylinder walls and pistons. Is this true? Do these flush really remove the sludge build up in the engines? Would you recommend using these products in a car with about 200k miles on it?

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Old 09-01-1999, 10:18 PM
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I have never seen them used and don't rec to use them! They have to have a cleaning agent that softens the deposits in some way. What will that do to the seals?

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Old 09-02-1999, 01:21 AM
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Hi Benzmac,

There are a lot of brands of engine flush around manufactured by Snap, STP and many other popular brands. It's supposed to clean old engines but as you mentioned they may react with the seals. Why do they manufacture them then and why do people use them??
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Old 09-02-1999, 08:44 AM
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I found the following link a while ago:

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/2195/engineoil_bible.html

Seem to echo what has been said here so far.

Nicolas

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