simplyshaker wrote:There are some things that exist to clean the engine out but I've never used them. Just make sure the oil is warm when you drain it out.
kernowgamer wrote:wow what a wealth of knowledge cheers guys. Good job i didnt listen to the nosey bugger down the road about sump cleaning stuff. My van is a s reg 120 standard 2.5 di 122,229 on the clock. I use the van in alsorts of conditions sometimes fully loaded sometimes nothing in it someimes half loaded. What grade oil is best for my van. I like the idea of using cheap fresh oil to clean the inside then empty and refresh with good stuff and new filter nice one . Does the sump plug get knackered when you remove it then will have to have trip down local factors on tuesday then so oil change for me on monday.
darkbluevanman wrote:I believe these flushing additive merely thin the oil down prior to draining, they don't have the power to remove sludge from components, some people add a pint of diesel to the oil prior to draining, again all this is doing is thinning the oil, prior to dropping the oil just run up to normal temp and service regular (every 6K!)... at the end of the day oil's oil, practically anything will do, cheapest semi 10w40 usually is more than adequate for this motor.
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