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#4493775 - 08/20/17 04:06 PM HDEO for sludged gasser
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1678
Loc: Crawfordville FL
2001 Chevy Malibu, had the LIM coolant leak. Fixed that with stop leak. Today I changed the oil and put in M1 HM 10w-30. It really quieted the valve train.

Anyway I know it's sludged from what I can see in the fill hole, and the PCV valve is also gross. I will be replacing the PCV with a new valve next week. For now I cleaned it out with brake cleaner.

Would something like rotella T4 do more cleaning than the M1 HM?
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#4493787 - 08/20/17 04:21 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Thax Offline


Registered: 11/07/10
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Im not sure an HDEO would clean better than M1HM , but M1HM is a great oil to use in that application. Id say stick with the M1 HM.
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#4493792 - 08/20/17 04:24 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
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Frequent changes with any good cleaning oil would be my plan. PYB and M1 have a reputation for good cleaning ability, but ST will likely do just as well in the short run.

So fixed a coolant leak with stop leak??? Not familiar with Malibu is this a permanent fix or is there something else that will need to be done?
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#4493797 - 08/20/17 04:29 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
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How long do you expect the stop leak to keep this gasket leak fixed?
I wouldn't bet on very long.
You may have to bite the bullet and either do the LIM replacement or have it done.
I don't necessarily think that a HDEO would clean any better than M1 HM, but you'll need to do some frequent drains until this engine starts to look a little better internally.
Any cheap oil in any grade would be a good choice for this.
Clearance T5 10W-30 would have been a good choice, but it's all gone by now.
If you have O'Reilly's in FL, there is still plenty of clearance Havoline out there.
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#4493820 - 08/20/17 05:13 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


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Bars stop leak. It'll work well enough. It's not my daily driver. I'm letting a friend use it and when it dies oh well. The LIM is a big job and if he asks me to I might do it in winter when the dew point is not 80 bloody degrees.

It got M1 HM because that is what was in the garage and I knew I needed to get the contaminated oil out.

It's not losing coolant anymore after the stop leak so I'm going with it.

I'll pick up some more M1 on pay day.
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#4494005 - 08/20/17 08:41 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
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I run T-5 in my 2000 regal , you can still get it at truck stops and menards , in florida I dont know ???

you will need several changes to get the residual antifreeze out of the motor
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#4494020 - 08/20/17 09:02 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: Nitronoise]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Crawfordville FL
Originally Posted By: Nitronoise
I run T-5 in my 2000 regal , you can still get it at truck stops and menards , in florida I dont know ???

you will need several changes to get the residual antifreeze out of the motor


I'm thinking maybe 2-3k for this fill, then another 3k with T4 or penzoil conventional. Supertech filter
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#4494093 - 08/20/17 11:01 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Oil_Flunky Offline


Registered: 06/23/09
Posts: 106
Loc: Michigan
Rislone cleaned up sludge visible through the oil fill cap on my 3.1 Lumina, after fixing a LIM leak.
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#4494662 - 08/21/17 05:50 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
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No sense in running M1 and then changing early. I'd run the cheapest HDEO I could find and change it at 3,000 ... grin
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#4494677 - 08/21/17 06:17 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: Oil_Flunky]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1678
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Originally Posted By: Oil_Flunky
Rislone cleaned up sludge visible through the oil fill cap on my 3.1 Lumina, after fixing a LIM leak.


How long did you run it?
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#4501523 - 08/29/17 05:29 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
another Todd Offline


Registered: 05/15/06
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Loc: Lakeside CA
Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
Bars stop leak. It'll work well enough. It's not my daily driver. I'm letting a friend use it and when it dies oh well. The LIM is a big job and if he asks me to I might do it in winter when the dew point is not 80 bloody degrees.


I had the LIM in about 2003 right after the warranty expired on my 2000 silverado. I used Barrs stop leak, it stopped the substantial external leak in about 4 minutes, and it never gave me another issue. Sold the truck in 2015 without it ever leaking another drop from anywhere.
Barrs is the real deal.
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#4517370 - 09/15/17 08:14 PM Re: HDEO for sludged gasser [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Oil_Flunky Offline


Registered: 06/23/09
Posts: 106
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
Originally Posted By: Oil_Flunky
Rislone cleaned up sludge visible through the oil fill cap on my 3.1 Lumina, after fixing a LIM leak.


How long did you run it?


I used a double dose of Rislone Concentrate, 10w40HM Mobil 1, and a extended filter which was swapped out after 500 miles. Use this with caution as it's more aggressive than recommended. When in doubt, change the filter/drain it out.
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