Engine Flush

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jb, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. jb

    jb Guest

    I have a 2002 Vue. I am getting ready to take it in for it's 24k check up.
    The service manager says I need an engine flush. Is this for real or is this
    like "under coating"? ... i.e. is this just a gimic to get more $$ from the

    jb, Oct 29, 2003
  2. Jonnie Santos, Oct 29, 2003
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    C. E. White Guest

    It is a gimmick - run away NOW.

    C. E. White, Oct 29, 2003
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    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    That would be a "wallet flush."

    If you've been keeping current on the oil changes, you should be just fine
    and not need your wallet flushed.
    Kirk Kohnen, Oct 30, 2003
  5. If it's had proper oil changes, there is no reason to do an engine flush on
    it. It may even do more harm than good (some engine-flush agents probably
    tend to dilute the oil and lubricate poorly when they're running it
    Robert Hancock, Oct 30, 2003
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    Jim Sanders Guest

    Let us know which dealer so we can avoid it.
    Jim Sanders, Oct 30, 2003
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    Mason121 Guest

    If it's had proper oil changes, there is no reason to do an engine flush on
    My dealer tried this on me also.......says car needs an engine flush.
    I have changed the oil in my 97 SC2 every 3k miles. When I look inside where
    the oil goes in it is clean as a whistle. Nice and shiny. If on the other
    hand you never change your oil....like my sister on her car...you look inside
    and it is full of crud.
    Crud meaning black stuff all over evrything......I don`t think an engine flush
    would even help that.
    Dan Bergman
    Mason121, Oct 31, 2003
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    BANDIT2941 Guest

    If on the other
    Engine cleaner and kerosene will help that..........

    A friend of my brothers came to him one day when he tried to add some oil to
    his Hyundai but the oil ran right back out of the valve cover fill
    hole.......there was so much crud built up, it blocked the hole! Turns out, he
    hadn't changed the oil in like 80k miles! We ran engine cleaner through
    it(which smelled very much like kerosene) as well as regular kerosene, and
    amazingly it cleaned it right up! This was over a year ago and he's still
    driving the thing, not sure if he's changed the oil since :)
    BANDIT2941, Oct 31, 2003
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