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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-15-04, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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For those of you that use diesel to flush your motor for an oil change to remove sludge etc, beware that diesel fuel no longer contains any where near as much sulphur to act as a lubricant as it once did

Talking to a well respected diesel mechanic in adelaide, he is now seeing many more people in for engine issues that ever before, his buisness has gone from rebuilding 20 diesel motors a year to approx 150 since the introduction of low sulphur diesel

So heed his warning before you go and start running your engine on diesel (when replacing the oil), otherwise it may cost you many thousands for that quick oil change. If it needs flushing buy an additive, its much cheaper and will save your motor

Will i be running my engine with diesel in the crankcase "you have to be kidding"

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-15-04, 01:40 AM
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Well -- the first car I ever worked on was a Peugeot 203 in '54 -- I have heard of people using diesel as a flush. Almost all of them also had to rebuild their engines...

These were the same people who used hi-detergent oil thinking that what was good for diesels must be better for petrol engines...

Use el cheapo oil for flushing, and buy a bottle of goop for the last 10 minutes. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER.

And use an el cheapo filter during the flush, then put in the best you can buy after.
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