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Old 08-19-2009, 07:38 PM
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need some advice on flushing a motor with 70,000 miles.Is it wise to use diesel fuel as a engine flush. Mechanic flushed motor and now i have several collapsed lifters. He told me it was the same as what you buy in stores but he dumped a gallon of diesel fuel into my engine. Need some input on this matter

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Hydraulic lifters have the smallest oil passages in the motor, by flushing the motor, he broke loose some grime that has now lodged in a lifter oil feed, plugging it off, and causing it to collapse.

If its a service he sold to you, tell him to fix it.
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GUNK sells a quart of what they call "motor flush" which is basically 1 quart of really clean diesel fuel that they sell for 4.50 a quart. You really should flush your engine every other oil change
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[QUOTE= You really should flush your engine every other oil change[/QUOTE]

I think I'd have to see where that's recommended!
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Pour in a can of seafoam and start the engine. Let it run 20 minutes then change the oil and filter.
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You really should flush your engine every other oil change
I think I'd have to see where that's recommended!
I think it's printed right on the can of motor flush...
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Of course the people that make the product want you to use it at every oil change!!!!
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You read on my post where it was recommended to do it.
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Dumped a gallon of diesel fuel in the engine??
A quart yes, but a gallon?? I hope he had some oil with it.
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wow!, I didn't even realize you said a gallon of diesel fuel. That is a lot of fuel. If he dumped that much fuel in your engine and let it run like that you need to go kick him in the sack and graffiti his building if he won't fix it.
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