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Bleeding Blue 02-12-2012 06:01 PM

Is it possible
 
to clean out my engine from poor maintenance previously?

Based on the lack of maintenance on everything else with my Jeep prior to when I purchased it I can only assume they did not change the oil at the correct intervals either. The Jeep has 72k on it and I have had for about a year.

I have changed the oil every 3,000 miles (well took it somewhere) but I have decided it is better for my Jeep to do it myself and use better oil/filter. I ran seafoam through the booster, but not the crankcase.

Would changing my oil more frequently for a while help "clean" out my engine?

MattyDipps 02-12-2012 06:11 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bleeding Blue (Post 572498)
to clean out my engine from poor maintenance previously?

Based on the lack of maintenance on everything else with my Jeep prior to when I purchased it I can only assume they did not change the oil at the correct intervals either. The Jeep has 72k on it and I have had for about a year.

I have changed the oil every 3,000 miles (well took it somewhere) but I have decided it is better for my Jeep to do it myself and use better oil/filter. I ran seafoam through the booster, but not the crankcase.

Would changing my oil more frequently for a while help "clean" out my engine?


what does the oil coming OUT of the motor look like?... any description? does it look close to the oil you put in ? or black and smelly?

FlyinRyan 02-12-2012 06:11 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
No.

Bleeding Blue 02-12-2012 06:15 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MattyDipps (Post 572504)
what does the oil coming OUT of the motor look like?... any description? does it look close to the oil you put in ? or black and smelly?

Im gonna change it next weekend so I will have a better answer then, but I checked the level yesterday and it was definitely black and it is about 2,500 old. Didnt smell it

inferno red wk 02-12-2012 06:37 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
i know my gfs liberty with the 3.7 had a major sludge problem i had to drop the pan and clean it out

Bleeding Blue 02-12-2012 06:45 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by inferno red wk (Post 572533)
i know my gfs liberty with the 3.7 had a major sludge problem i had to drop the pan and clean it out

Ok, never done that before but im guessing thats not too hard. Is there a way to know the engine has alot of sludge?

inferno red wk 02-12-2012 06:54 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
we found out when her oil pressure light came on from advice from her father i dropped the pan and lo behold sludge and all kinds of nastys

Bleeding Blue 02-12-2012 06:56 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by inferno red wk (Post 572556)
we found out when her oil pressure light came on from advice from her father i dropped the pan and lo behold sludge and all kinds of nastys

Have you ever tried this or a similar product?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=523555_0_0_

inferno red wk 02-12-2012 07:00 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
i personally try to avoid things like that so if anyone else has has used is speak up but heres why i dont like it. hi milage engines sometimes have alot of buildup and that buildup can get come loose and not all drain and circulate around your engine or cause damage thats just my thoughts on it

Bleeding Blue 02-12-2012 07:02 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by inferno red wk (Post 572566)
i personally try to avoid things like that so if anyone else has has used is speak up but heres why i dont like it. hi milage engines sometimes have alot of buildup and that buildup can get come loose and not all drain and circulate around your engine or cause damage thats just my thoughts on it

That was my thinking too. I think im just gonna start checking the oil color more frequently over the next 5,000-6,000 miles and see how it looks. Maybe swap out filters at 1,500 to make sure everything stays clean.

Thanks :thumbsup:

inferno red wk 02-12-2012 07:05 PM

Re: Is it possible
 
that might be a little over kill but if it gives you peace of mind go for it


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