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#4528605 - 09/28/17 04:55 PM You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning:
Speak2Mountain Offline

Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 346
Loc: 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?

#4528634 - 09/28/17 05:32 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
SOHCman Offline

Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 1286
Loc: USA
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.
If you want to do the whole "I'm a complete drop-kick" thing properly, they're the cars you drive, complete with the "doof-doof" sound system, loud exhaust, low profile tires and so on. -B320i

#4528747 - 09/28/17 07:26 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
cronk Offline

Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 1287
Loc: 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.
1998 GMC C1500
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!

#4528752 - 09/28/17 07:29 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
barkingspider Offline

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2040
Loc: 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)

#4528767 - 09/28/17 07:42 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
TheKracken Offline

Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: 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

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

#4528784 - 09/28/17 07:58 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
JFAllen Offline

Registered: 07/31/16
Posts: 154
Loc: 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


Edited by JFAllen (09/28/17 07:58 PM)

#4528798 - 09/28/17 08:05 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
blupupher Offline

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4414
Loc: 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 VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

#4528855 - 09/28/17 09:02 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Dyusik Offline

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1978
Loc: US-WA
HDEO for 3-5k, no time limit. Cars ran as they did always...
95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 97K FB ?w??,FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40,XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 18K 76 20w50,1515
14 RX450h 30k PP 0w20,NAPAG

#4528879 - 09/28/17 09:34 PM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Camprunner Offline

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1032
Loc: MA.
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.

#4529290 - 09/29/17 10:45 AM Re: You guys who do quick turnaround OCI's 4 cleaning: [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Kuato Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: 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