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Old 01-24-2003, 05:21   #1 (permalink)
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Question Flashlube

Dad Just got the escorts head fixed up all new valves and seals and unleaded valve seats.
Mechanic goes we should run pulp and flashlube or the head will crap it self again using LRP. Thing is my dad is hard headed and thinks LRP is good. Mechanic said its crappy fuel causes the valves to burn and screws up the car. i noticed the car get more crapper when that fuel came out.
Is flashlube good anyone been using on cars for leaded?
Had any trouble with that stuff??

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if you have fitted hardened valve seats why are you wanting to run that crap LRP?
I had hardened valve seats fitted to my 1600 kent and ran it on ULP with no dramas at all for over 3 years.
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Correct, why would you want to use LRP when you have hardened valves. Tell your dad that race go-ers are getting giant horsepower out of PULP these days. Flashlube does work well, I have a customer that uses it for his XW and swears by it. Cant say I have used it, but if this guy is happy, then Im happy..hehehe

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Old 01-24-2003, 18:37   #4 (permalink)
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No luck he is inlove with the crappy LRP. I F$%#%$ it if it stuffs ill fix him up. Well the mechanic claims its got harden valves seats and we can use flashlube but my dad doesnt belive it. He goes its the best. sometimes i feel like bang across the head
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Old 01-24-2003, 18:39   #5 (permalink)
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Whats in LRP that makes the engine stuff up ?
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http://www.bp.com.au/products/fuels/....asp?menuid=ec
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just a quick note, Before I had the hardened valve seats fitted I had to clean the plugs every 500-1000k's as they would get a green buildup on them and make the car miss and splutter. I also had to play with the timing as it would ping under load. My fuel filter was black within 2000k's and the car just never went right.
Why run LRP when its dearer than ULP, worse for your engine and completely unecessary because you have hardened valve seats.
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So just say coz i cant get my dad to change. is BP LRP good or same crap.
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i think theyre all pretty much the same, Just dont buy off cheaper servos as theyre usually buy the discounted fuel ( old stock or bottom of the barrel )
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I dunno anymore which is good. mechanic goes put flashlube and run pulp but my dad thinks its a load of bull. and goes LRP is the best just coz he heard the big shell boss saying its good. They claim that LRP comes out with that protecion stuff in it. how can we know we aint stuffin our cars up. How do we know flashlube works.
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