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Engine blow by solution/ Engine Oil Flush

Has anyone ever used/heard of the products made by https://costeffective.com.au/2017/03...owby-problems/ ?

I am interested in trying out their Flushing Oil Concentrate as well as their FTC Decarbonizer, but I am always hesitant to pull these foreign (no pun intended) fluids into my truck. If it's not a snakeoil product, sounds like a pretty good thing to do to an engine.

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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 06-22-2018, 02:42 PM
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I am hesitant on doing any flush on any engine worth anything. If you are having issues with the rings coking up, you may just want to run a cheap oil on a short change index. Maybe look at dropping the viscosity would help it without the risk of damage running some snake oil.

On a similar but different note, people would do piston soaks on older Saturn or Toyota engines that had issues with the oil control rings on the pistons. The had a tendency to coke up and cause excessive oil consumption. A trick was to pop the plugs out and using various degreasers or top engine cleaners, you would add a few ounces to each cylinder and soak it for numerous hours. Clean it out, run it and change the oil. Now this is a bit harder on a diesel as pulling the injectors to do this would not really be worth the hassle unless you exhausted other options.

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I bought a gas v8 that used oil and smoked real bad, put some Marvel Mystery oil in it and drove it for a few miles and changed the oil and it freed up the rings and didn't have anymore problems.

Not sure it would help your problem but might be worth a try.

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What are you trying to solve? I would be very hesitant using any product with tempting promises. If you're experiencing excessive blowby, have you tried a compression test, or checked the injectors?

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Your motor oil constantly cleans the engine as long as you don't run it past condemnation point (or manufacturer intervals, in lieu of analyzing oil).

If you really want to clean your engine, run a few short oil change intervals with an appropriately rated oil (CI-4, CES20078, whatever applies to your particular motor)

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Hot shots stiction remover... 2 oil changes back,, used 4qts in 7k miles, added the HSSR, this oil change 1/2-1 qt used over 10k. Alarmed by the 4qt loss, i kept a close eye on it this last 10k. Shocked to see it drop so much. Researched it some and believe i had stuck rings.

The HSSR is not cheap at $30/qt, but cheaper than an engine rebuild.
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Hot shots stiction remover... 2 oil changes back,, used 4qts in 7k miles, added the HSSR, this oil change 1/2-1 qt used over 10k. Alarmed by the 4qt loss, i kept a close eye on it this last 10k. Shocked to see it drop so much. Researched it some and believe i had stuck rings.

The HSSR is not cheap at $30/qt, but cheaper than an engine rebuild.
Steve did you follow the guidelines for the HSSR for the first time you used it? I know it says for the initial dose to use 2qt for initial and then 1qt for maintenance...I did half the rec. dosage

also, do you still use the powermaxx products? I have been using them since I bought the truck over a year ago...not sure if the commonrail fuel cleaner/oil cleaner did anything, thats why I tried the HSSR in with this oil change...I am trying a few diff. things cause I think my injectors may be on their way out, when I get the RPMs up and let off, they're choppy on the way down...most are saying the injectors are leaking/hanging so before I pull them and/or test them Im trying some other things first...no other symptoms of injector failure thank god

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Steve did you follow the guidelines for the HSSR for the first time you used it? I know it says for the initial dose to use 2qt for initial and then 1qt for maintenance...I did half the rec. dosage

also, do you still use the powermaxx products? I have been using them since I bought the truck over a year ago...not sure if the commonrail fuel cleaner/oil cleaner did anything, thats why I tried the HSSR in with this oil change...I am trying a few diff. things cause I think my injectors may be on their way out, when I get the RPMs up and let off, they're choppy on the way down...most are saying the injectors are leaking/hanging so before I pull them and/or test them Im trying some other things first...no other symptoms of injector failure thank god
Yeah used the powermaxx.... did not notice anything with it. It was not in the motor long per instructions... the HSSR (1 QT) was in there the entire 10k and did appear to have an effect. Previous OCI I lost 4 qts of oil in 7000 miles, after that, less than 1 qt after 10k. That trend is continuing now on the 2nd oil change after that HSSR install.

If your at the point of yanking the injectors... give ATF a try. I use the ATF/2SO mix these days. Get the Supertech Dex III/Mercron ATF and 2SO if you do. Do 16oz of ATF & 24oz of 2SO to a full tank and run the tank down before filling back up. You may see a change in ~300-400 miles if it is helping.

To add... after the HSSR & the HS FR3, motor runs awesome. Happy with it and one would never know its got over 370k on it. I contacted HS and asked about using a 50/50 mix of the HSSR & FR3 and they say its not needed to mix them but no problem if I do. I am planning to do that mix on the next OCI and all of them moving forward as a maintenance additive. Needed or not, still gonna do it.

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Getting ready to do a healthy dose of ATF/2SO today followed by a complete round of HSSR. I will post results here rather than start a new thread (Seems to be the most current thread we have going on the topic). Thank you Steve for all for the great information regarding the various forms and personal results of supplementation!

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Getting ready to do a healthy dose of ATF/2SO today followed by a complete round of HSSR. I will post results here rather than start a new thread (Seems to be the most current thread we have going on the topic). Thank you Steve for all for the great information regarding the various forms and personal results of supplementation!
Just wondering what your results were after using the ATF and HSSR. I’m considering doing the same but would like to hear more about results.

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Just wondering what your results were after using the ATF and HSSR. Iím considering doing the same but would like to hear more about results.
I don't understand why anyone would pour ATF into the fuel and expect good results, especially a close tolerance, high pressure system. Have you ever looked at what the additive package is in the product that is formulated for TRANSMISSIONS? The best thing you can do to increase your fuel system life is use the best filters you can find.

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I don't understand why anyone would pour ATF into the fuel and expect good results, especially a close tolerance, high pressure system. Have you ever looked at what the additive package is in the product that is formulated for TRANSMISSIONS? The best thing you can do to increase your fuel system life is use the best filters you can find.
GAmes here is a data sheet for the Dex III ATF, tell me whats in there that is an issue...? I use the Supertech Dex III/Mercron in mine, when I use it regularly, never an issue. When I'm not using it and not beating on it, performance starts to drop off. Drop in the ATF mix (includes the 2SO) and performance comes back.. My truck is a daily driver, 300~500/week, no towing or hauling. I have ~100k on my current set of injectors.

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