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recommendation on oil gunk remover

well long story short I did the valve clearances on the SiR and noticed its a bit dirty inside the engine.. got some nasty ass build up.. I just changed the oil (im running castrol syntec 5w 50.. what would be beneficial to run to git rid of some this ****? I know royal purple cleans the **** out of your engine but what about some shelf stuff aka additive..?? any help is like always appreciated!
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

Don't pour any additives into a Honda engine.

For the safer measure do this:
1. Pick a full synthetic you like, I recommend Mobil 1 at Wal-Mart ($22 for a 5 quart jug)
2. Change the oil with a decent filter
3. Drive the car around for 1000 miles, change the oil
4. Repeat until clean for your liking

I actually tried this on my girlfriend's Civic and it worked wonder, and we only used synthetic blend. Took about 4 oil changes like this but when we first got it the oil will get dirty within the first two weeks, it now took over a month.

For a more drastic measure:
1. Do a full SeaFoam treatment, the DIY videos can be found on YouTube.
2. Do on oil change, change spark plugs
3. Repeat maybe once more for the best results, DO NOT DO IT TOO MUCH, you will end up hurting the motor more than helping (i.e. drying out the rubber seals)

Do not do an oil flush, all this gunk if tried to be moved around or taken away too quickly will go EVERYWHERE and mess up clearances and other things in the engine, may also cause leaks to occur. Take it slow and hope for the best.
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

i used seafome...worked well

kinda fun too driving around after too......or if you have alot of money for oil then you can go that rout too
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i used seafome...worked well

kinda fun too driving around after too......or if you have alot of money for oil then you can go that rout too
I find that it pays for itself in the long run. Since I started doing this I get to stretch my my oil change intervals longer and longer now. I go 7000 miles now between changes because the engine is much cleaner. Before after 3000 it is black.
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

I tried using the stp oil additive which helps barely. And recently added the 4cyl restore additive which is supposed to clean and "Restore" your engine. But otherwise if your doing a oil flush, why use synthetic, just use cheap regular oil, run for 2-300 miles and change oil again, repeat process and then the third time, add the oil of your liking and you should be good to go.
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

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Don't pour any additives into a Honda engine.

For the safer measure do this:
1. Pick a full synthetic you like, I recommend Mobil 1 at Wal-Mart ($22 for a 5 quart jug)
2. Change the oil with a decent filter
3. Drive the car around for 1000 miles, change the oil
4. Repeat until clean for your liking

I actually tried this on my girlfriend's Civic and it worked wonder, and we only used synthetic blend. Took about 4 oil changes like this but when we first got it the oil will get dirty within the first two weeks, it now took over a month.

For a more drastic measure:
1. Do a full SeaFoam treatment, the DIY videos can be found on YouTube.
2. Do on oil change, change spark plugs
3. Repeat maybe once more for the best results, DO NOT DO IT TOO MUCH, you will end up hurting the motor more than helping (i.e. drying out the rubber seals)

Do not do an oil flush, all this gunk if tried to be moved around or taken away too quickly will go EVERYWHERE and mess up clearances and other things in the engine, may also cause leaks to occur. Take it slow and hope for the best.
wish there were a wal-mart here.. Germany the only place for a service member to buy decent oil is @ the bx.. and they price gouge the **** out of everything..
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

There is a product made my golden touch. Its called fast flush. Its 4L of cleaning fluid. What you do is you drain your oil out completly, leave your oil filter on. Then plug the oil tank up and put in the cleaning fluid. The cleaning solution will act like your oil. Let your car run for 10 mins. Just leave it in park. After 10 mins is up, drain it out, change the filter and pour a litre or so of clean oil through to make sure you got it all. Then put in your oil to the amount it needs. I have done this on several engines that i thought there is no way this will clean this engine and after the process, its hard to tell where on the dipstick the oil stops because of how clean it is.
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

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Don't pour any additives into a Honda engine.

For the safer measure do this:
1. Pick a full synthetic you like, I recommend Mobil 1 at Wal-Mart ($22 for a 5 quart jug)
2. Change the oil with a decent filter
3. Drive the car around for 1000 miles, change the oil
4. Repeat until clean for your liking

I actually tried this on my girlfriend's Civic and it worked wonder, and we only used synthetic blend. Took about 4 oil changes like this but when we first got it the oil will get dirty within the first two weeks, it now took over a month.

For a more drastic measure:
1. Do a full SeaFoam treatment, the DIY videos can be found on YouTube.
2. Do on oil change, change spark plugs
3. Repeat maybe once more for the best results, DO NOT DO IT TOO MUCH, you will end up hurting the motor more than helping (i.e. drying out the rubber seals)

Do not do an oil flush, all this gunk if tried to be moved around or taken away too quickly will go EVERYWHERE and mess up clearances and other things in the engine, may also cause leaks to occur. Take it slow and hope for the best.
Hmmm. So your telling me that even though my engine is older, about 140,000, that I can apply this method and eventually my oil will look almost as good as new after 3000 miles of driving?
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

id just use some sea foam stuff works wonders.
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

any Carb/ fuel injection cleaner every oil change will actually get to all the parts where oil cakes up. The oil change after 1000 miles works too, but can't imagine messing up the compression the engine gets with the buildup. (it's like worth 5 hp. lol)

Be careful though. you do not want any gunk clogging up your catalytic converter, throwing codes and what not... got pics of the build up?
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Re: recommendation on oil gunk remover

I did the oil change method, alot of money........i used castrol syntec changed my oil every 2 weeks, or per 1k miles and......it was crazy expensive. also engine restore does wonders, its a formula made to clean it and if you continue to use it, it will keep it clean..... when i opened up my engine after the oil every 1k it looked clean, not alot of build up if any....after the restore, i saw only sythetic oil....nothign else
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