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You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: #4528605
09/28/17 04:55 PM
09/28/17 04:55 PM
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Mississippi
Speak2Mountain Offline OP
Speak2Mountain  Offline OP
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Mississippi
1) Did you use a different oil, than usual?
2) How many miles were the OCI's?
3) How much time between OCI's?
4) Did your vehicle perform better after it you were done?

Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528634
09/28/17 05:32 PM
09/28/17 05:32 PM
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USA
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200 to 1000 mile quick drains, sometimes with new filter, sometimes just rerunning old one.

performance... subjective.

But there was definitely less sludge (actual chuncks or tar like substance) draining out and sitting on the oil catch pan top as the quick drains progressed.

You will also notice the valvetrain getting "brighter" as you monitor through the fill cap each change. I blame people running conventional to the 12 thousand mile mark due to the miserly OLM.


I urge people not to wait 100K to change out the fluid in their transfer case units. -Kestas
Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528747
09/28/17 07:26 PM
09/28/17 07:26 PM
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Watertown, New York
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Watertown, New York
If I am trying to clean up a sludgy neglected engine, I typically would do 1k on a conventional, then 3k with a synthetic, then my usual oil and oci.


2008 Ford F350
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!
Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528752
09/28/17 07:29 PM
09/28/17 07:29 PM
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socal
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socal
1. I used the cheapest oil I had in my stash
2. At least 1k no more than 3k miles
3. 3-6 months (I drive a lot for work)
4. in my head, yes it did.


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528767
09/28/17 07:42 PM
09/28/17 07:42 PM
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Fort Worth TX
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Fort Worth TX
1. I use a engine flush with super cheap oil and drain 0 miles
2. Run 1k miles
3. Run2.5k miles
4. Run for 2.5k miles + however many miles it takes to get to a 0 or 5 for thousands place
5. Run 5k miles OCI for the rest of the time

I change the filter each time

Last edited by TheKracken; 09/28/17 07:42 PM.

2011 Prius 96k miles RLI 5w20
97 Toy T100 4x4: amsoil 0w20 242k Miles
04 Toy Sienna awd: Pennzoil 0w20 281k Miles
Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528784
09/28/17 07:58 PM
09/28/17 07:58 PM
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Albury, NSW
JFAllen Offline
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Albury, NSW
1: Dump oil from a hot engine:

2: let it drain for close to an hour. (drain oil cooler if applicable)

3: refill with cheap and nasty oil + fresh filter

4: Warm up engine, then add chemical flush

5: Follow chemical flush directions

7: Dump oil (and oil cooler), let it drain over night. (If excited pull the sump off and clean. Decided to do this to my Saab 9-5 and was well worth it, they have known issues. You can also pull the cam cover(s) and clean them up if needed (Did this to the Saab as well, it was bad... frown )

8: Refill with your service oil and fresh filter. Turn engine over with the spark plugs removed and injector fuse pulled, so the 'dry engine' can build oil pressure without starting and compression.

9: once the oil light goes out, put the plugs and fuse back in, happy motoring

Regards
Jordan

Last edited by JFAllen; 09/28/17 07:58 PM.
Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528798
09/28/17 08:05 PM
09/28/17 08:05 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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Katy, Republic of Texas
I do a quick change on any new to me (ie used) vehicle.

1) I use a different oil for pretty much every oil change. So does not really apply.
2) Depends of the vehicle. If it all looks good, 1,000 miles or so, then regular changes. If it looks bad, then maybe 500, 1000 then regular.
3) As long as it takes to get to the miles.
4) No better performance, but makes me feel better.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528855
09/28/17 09:02 PM
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US-WA
Dyusik Offline
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US-WA
HDEO for 3-5k, no time limit. Cars ran as they did always...


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 100K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 20K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 33k PP MIX, NG7047
Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4528879
09/28/17 09:34 PM
09/28/17 09:34 PM
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Camprunner Offline
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Once a year I do a cheep oil change at about 1,500 miles lately Formula Shell bought on sale at HD and I only dump it after a real long highway run. I don't know if it's worth it or not but my motor seems clean.

Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4529290
09/29/17 10:45 AM
09/29/17 10:45 AM
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Colorado
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Colorado
High mileage? Although it is scorned by some, I run some Auto-RX for two cycles. Then a short cycle ~2500 miles on conventional PYB or VWB, then to my normal oil.

Lower mileage - my last 2 used vehicles had less than 25000 miles on them - I went straight to my normal synthetic, and only 7500 miles the first change.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete

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