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#289860 - 06/29/05 06:18 AM What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
bigwillie Offline


Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 202
Loc: oklahoma city, ok
I had previousley thought I would do an arx cleaning on my 88 BII with 45k but I don't think it will be cost effective, I can see doing it if I had a high mileage vehicle and it was sludged, and I'm not knocking it but I just don't see the value in doing it on an engine that was only driven 3000 miles a year and was not usually taken on a lot of short trips. So what is the best over the counter engine flush available for my car? What products have you had good experiances with? I was thinking about the Amsoil Engine Flush although I'd have to get it online. Is this a good product?

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#289861 - 06/29/05 06:25 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
LateArrivalforLSU Offline


Registered: 10/21/04
Posts: 987
Loc: Louisiana
quote:
Originally posted by bigwillie:
I had previousley thought I would do an arx cleaning on my 88 BII with 45k but I don't think it will be cost effective, I can see doing it if I had a high mileage vehicle and it was sludged, and I'm not knocking it but I just don't see the value in doing it on an engine that was only driven 3000 miles a year and was not usually taken on a lot of short trips. So what is the best over the counter engine flush available for my car? What products have you had good experiances with? I was thinking about the Amsoil Engine Flush although I'd have to get it online. Is this a good product?

If you aren't wanting the ARX I would recommend the Schaeffer's Neutra. One ounce of Neutra per quart of oil in the crankcase, drive for 500 miles and dump your crankcase out.

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#289862 - 06/29/05 06:30 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
JohnBrowning Offline


Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 9448
Loc: USA
I agree with Go_Hogs_Go! Neutra 131 is what you want to buy. Call Tim Mills up and get a bottle sent to you. I think one bottle is $4 plus shipping and a gallon is $15 plus shipping!

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#289863 - 06/29/05 06:39 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
LCD Offline


Registered: 10/20/03
Posts: 626
Loc: Texas
Don't forget about LC20...makes a great engine flush. 4 ounces per quart run engine at idle for 15 minutes.

Odis has also seen great results by placing a towel or something over the air intake to heat the engine up just a little above normal to really get the LC working.

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#289864 - 06/29/05 06:50 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
04SpecV Offline


Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 575
Loc: Pa
Is there anything OTC you could use?

Why not try using MMO (Marvel Mystery oil) ???

How about the Seafoam, B12chemtool. Are these too strong or what ??

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#289865 - 06/29/05 07:37 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
Rebel Rouser Offline


Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 207
Loc: The Badger State
With Schaeffer's Neutra now falling in the Hazmat shipping category, I'm fortunate enough to have a local fueling station carrying it. They're selling it for around $3 for a 12 oz. bottle, and the better deal, $13 for a gallon. A good, cost effective synthetic ester cleaning agent.

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#289866 - 06/30/05 09:32 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
TallPaul Offline


Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 12920
Loc: By Detroit
quote:
Originally posted by Rebel Rouser:
With Schaeffer's Neutra now falling in the Hazmat shipping category, I'm fortunate enough to have a local fueling station carrying it. They're selling it for around $3 for a 12 oz. bottle, and the better deal, $13 for a gallon. A good, cost effective synthetic ester cleaning agent.

Nice deal. It's costing me around $20 a gallon with the 4 gal order and haz mat shipping fees. Even so, I believe it is worth it. I run it 1 oz per gallon of gas and may do the crankcase at times (or every oci last 500 miles). Got it in my lawnmower crankcase right now at 10% of oil capacity.

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#289867 - 06/29/05 11:33 PM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
bigwillie Offline


Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 202
Loc: oklahoma city, ok
what is the best way to order Schaeffer's Neutra? There are no stores near me that have any schaffer's products. Can I order online?

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#289868 - 06/30/05 01:42 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
kcryan Offline


Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 536
Loc: Rochester NY
I seccond the LC20, although i might just use it at 1.5 oz every 800-1000 miles and 2 oz per quart every oil change, over 10-15k miles this should clean up everything, otherwise try Neutra...

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#289869 - 06/30/05 02:28 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
quote:
what is the best way to order Schaeffer's Neutra? There are no stores near me that have any schaffer's products. Can I order online?
contact info.

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#289870 - 06/30/05 02:31 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
04SpecV Offline


Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 575
Loc: Pa
quote:
Originally posted by Gary Allan:
quote:
what is the best way to order Schaeffer's Neutra? There are no stores near me that have any schaffer's products. Can I order online?
contact info.
They need an online ordering cart system!

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#289871 - 06/30/05 03:40 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
servantwong Offline


Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 22
Loc: Houston
lcd
instead of letting the engine idle for 15mins, can I drive for 15 mins?

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#289872 - 06/30/05 01:42 PM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
Islandvic Offline


Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 1210
Loc: South Texas
No Gunk, kerosene or diesel.

Maybe pint of MMO driven for a day or to or SeaFoam w/ 10-15 minute hot idle.

I would not worry about it. Dump in fresh oil if there are no symtoms of sludged engine and use a good filter (MoCraft or WIX).

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#289873 - 06/30/05 04:53 PM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
TallPaul Offline


Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 12920
Loc: By Detroit
quote:
Originally posted by 04SpecV:
They need an online ordering cart system!

That would be nice, but I think it is a royal pain to get a businessman's credit card account set up with a bank when you are running a smaller operation. It works well for me to send him a check.

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#289874 - 07/01/05 04:54 AM Re: What is the best engine flush? (not arx)
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
A paypal account would probably serve him well. That way he can allow the use of credit cards, debit, or direct withdrawal. There are fees, naturally, but you're paying on a per transaction basis ..so [I dont know] . I bought some give away items for the holidays last year (pens, baseball caps, shirts, etc.) and I just sent a check through Quicken. I really liked the logo. No one I know too well has heard of Schaeffer's ..but the SOPUS rep DID when he saw the hat at my buddies shop. Apparently Schaeffer's competes with him on some of his bigger commercial accounts.

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