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Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk2 (1993-1999)' started by robertnitro, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. robertnitro

    robertnitro Active Member

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    hi i was just wondering what everyones view on oil flush additives is,ive heard lots of mixed reports elsewhere,the one that crops up most is that it can actualy cause oil starvation by moving the sludge into one lump and blocking oil intake.anyone with experience? also how do you rate stuff like this http://www.ecotekplc.com/ecotek_100.htm cheers
     
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    Think I'll just keep to changing my oil regularly with a quality synthetic.
     
  3. G223

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    never needed it, oil change every 5000 miles with 10/40 semi synthetic, and never needed any internal engine work in past 40000 miles weve had it
     
  4. Grayboy

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    Used 2 flushes of the Wynn stuff every car I've ever bought and if previous owner was a bit suspect then change the oil & water pumps (at least take the sump off see what little presenst are in there) then another oil change after 7-800 miles then just back to the normal 3000mile rule with good quality oil & never had a problem!!

    If you've got sludgy oil I'd get it professionally done for peice of mind!
     
  5. Mckellar

    Mckellar Guest

    I'm canging my oil hopefully on sunday coming, what have people been using on here?

    Ive used a redex additive before getting my oil changed, it gets any oil unstuck etc.

    Never had a problem with my 2 ibizas regarding oil since using this
     
  6. robertnitro

    robertnitro Active Member

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    my oils getting on for 2000 odd miles now,gona do a change to see if it helps really noisy lifters,just wondering if its a sludgy buildup thats makin them noisy.
    Are the lifters prone on these engines (AEX) im at 82000miles?
     
  7. Czechboy

    Czechboy Tarmac terrorist

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    I've always used the Wynn's engine flush. Never had any problems with it. Whether it works or not is anyone's guess but it definitely didn't do it any harm.

    Mig
     
  8. Gm8

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    same here
     
  9. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    same here but usually use the Forte one as its more available for me but only on real cruddy wagons that need it imho

    cant see how it can sludge up anywhere as the oil comes out like water after its been run a while

    just DONT drive with it in for heavens sake - leave it ticking over as per instructions or you will do some damage
     
  10. Pedro

    Pedro Guest

    IMO, no, no and no!

    If you are doing regular oil changes, and warming the oil through before draining there is no need for it all - all it may do is break down the oil films on the bearings, which certainly doesn't have any benefit.

    If you have a car that you have just bought and the oil is sludged up then it can cause serious damage. Washing the deposits off so rapidly can result in some of them blocking the oilways, and the new clean oil you put in will not be able to get through to work - knackered engine. In this situaition it's best to change the sludged up oil, and then change this new oil again a few hundred miles later, and perhaps even once more in really bad cases. This will ensure the new oil washes the deposits away slowly, and greatly reduces the chances of blocking an oilway.

    Use an oil that has high detergent value for this interim period to help with the cleaning.

    If flushes were any benefit on a standard oil change then it would be made part of the service schedule, after all it would be another chance for the dealers to relieve you of more cash!
     
  11. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    most dealers do - must admit on a normal well serviced and regular maintained car you shouldn't need one

    never used one in the ibiza yet - but some bad treated cars can benefit from it
     
  12. robertnitro

    robertnitro Active Member

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    so pedro how would i go about finding how much detergent value an oil has,im used to just looking for 10w40 spec.does it have another rating for detergents?
     

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