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Old 05-23-2011, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you wait foreever trying to get that last drop of old oil out before replacing it with new?

I changed my oil in the nox and while its draining I plan other work to try and get as much out.


What do you do?
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I change it every 5k with Mobil1 synthetic. I also usually run half a quart or so of ATF for a few miles just to get all those detergents run thru the engine. I usually used Motorcraft filters when I had my F150 and a Mobil filter on the Mazda6. Probably going to use it on the Nox too.

The next oil change, I am going to use a jug of Valvoline NextGen that I got for free from Autozone.

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Just changed the oil with AMS oil 0W-30 and wix filter. Instead of waiting I flush with some clean oil, just enough to get the cruddy stuff out of the bottom. I don't wait for the last drop whe I do this, makes the oil change go faster and I know th sludge at the bottom reduced.
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That's not a bad idea. Dumping a quart or 2 of low grade oil to flush out the crud.
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Been doing that for a long time, always have a few quarts around so I can dump one down the pipe.
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Great idea. I will incorporate that into my oil changes.
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So will I
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Lets be realistic here everyone. You have brand new vehicles and maintain them well, you should not have "crud" inside to flush out. Now if it was a used vehicle and it had 100k miles on it yeah maybe. But I would bet an AMSOIL oil change that if you stuck a borescope inside the oil pan it would look nice and clean.
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Hey Nick, you know the saying "whatever helps you sleep better at night" that's what I am going for, peace of mind.
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One of my friend used an engine cleaner on his dad's chevy venture and it blew the engine off, how to make a dad upset in three easy steps haha
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Holy Crap!
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One of my friend used an engine cleaner on his dad's chevy venture and it blew the engine off, how to make a dad upset in three easy steps haha
That isn't good. What did he use?
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Holy Crap!
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It was made by Bardall but can't remember the exact name of the product.
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i just changed my oil changing every 5000km. my truck had oil consumption about 1l per 5000km. but last 2 changes i used castrol gtx high milage and oil consumption is down to ~0.5-0.6l per 5000k. a and i hit already 155000km
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