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Old 11-10-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question "Cleaning" oil mixture

Over the weekend, I did two engine soaks using the GM Top Engine Cleaner. On Friday, I poured a can in the cylinders over lunch, purged it six hours later, ran the car for about 5 minutes, then let it sit overnight like that. On Saturday, I poured another can in the cylinders, purged it six hours later, ran the car for about 5 minutes, drained the 5W30 conventional oil, replaced it with synthetic 10W30 and drove it the rest of the weekend.

Last night, I checked the oil level. What I found was VERY WATERY, BLACK OIL on the dipstick ... as if Top Engine Cleaner had been mixed in with the oil (and, by the smell of it, I think that's exactly what was happening). I immediately drained the oil, replaced it with another batch of 10W30 synthetic (this is getting expensive!!!), and drove the car some more. This morning, the oil is the color and consistency it should be.

Anyway, I got to thinking ... how harmful would it be to run this mixture of oil and Top Engine Cleaner in the engine for an extended period of time? It seems the fluid I saw on the dipstick was the result of the oil/TEC flushing the engine of dirt. I'm wondering if it would be helpful to run this mixture for a longer period of time ... say ... between two fuel fill-ups (or longer).

Just curious ...

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Old 11-10-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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I recently did a cleaning, ran it for about 10 mins to get the smoke out, changed the oil, and the oil is now quite black less than 1k miles later. I am going to get it changed asap, but it will have been in there for about 1k miles. Hopefully no harm done, and with any luck it did some cleaning while it was in there.

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Old 11-10-2003, 04:04 PM   #3
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Check out KREEN from Kano Labs, Nashville, TN (they have a web site). This is for the same purpose, and has been around for many years. I buy it by the gallon and use it in the gas and oil for my older, problem vehicles and 2-cycle equipment (cleans out the carbon as it forms). It dissolves gum, varnish and carbon, and is introduced into the cylinder by the spark plug hole like the dealer stuff discussed. It is not flushed out, but remains in the oil. I like to treat the oil and gas, driving the vehicle for a period before doing the soak. This really does the complete job, except for fuel injection throttle bodies, etc., that are not touched by fuel. Check out their site - all their products work.

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Old 11-10-2003, 07:46 PM   #4
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:06 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:10 PM   #6
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