Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 21:54:13 GMT
Subject: Re: oil additives (cleaners and motor up)

I've heard and read postings by people saying you can clog up screens, oil passages, etc. with these additives. I've also heard they are successful. I'm not crazy about that sort of risk. I've seen several people advocating doing a "slow flush" by substituting 1 quart of synth oil at the next oil change. I like the idea, though I never tried it. Sounds a lot safer. I might try this with the Saab we recently got (238,000 miles) Before I heard of that, I went full synth on a Volvo I bought w/180K miles on it -- the oil got really black unexpectedly fast and I wondered what was wrong. In retrospect, I think I effectively flushed the engine with synthetic oil. The thing runs like a brand new car. PK In article <>, wafaqattamnopsamcom (WafaQattam) wrote: > Does anyone have experience with a product called "motor up"? It did seem > amazing on the infommercial. Also, has anyone ever used those engine- flush > chemicals? my engine is about 90k miles old, I worry that the additive may > dissolve the sluge and plug the filter. I know the manual recommends we stay > away from oil additives, but what you fellas think? > Sent via Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

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