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Old 01-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

Look up KREEN on bob is oil guy, getting lots of positive mention.

Made by Kroil, kreen cleans motors on the inside.

I bought a qt to put in the saturn.
use at 3 ozs per qt into the engine oil.

A poster there said it stopped his oil burning in his saturn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

Where did you find that it stopped his Saturn from burning oil?

I noticed his Saturn only had 37,000 mi on it "cream puff". I didn't see details of how much oil it was using or how much the Kreen reduced it by.

I'm not trying to be a naysayer, just trying to get more detail.

If you know what/where that is, post the info and links, please.

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

I think Pitcher did it on his old one in his sig, not sure though, purely speculation.

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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I would try it in the fuel first.

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Where did you find that it stopped his Saturn from burning oil?

I noticed his Saturn only had 37,000 mi on it "cream puff".
He did that on his previous car, which got totaled in December (before he found his creampuff )

It did not stop the oil burning, just lowered it.

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The Winter PP run only has ~1200 on it, and I put in about 2/3 quart

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

At 2.12 a qt, I just keep oil in it. Semi-synthetic kendall 5w-30. Why not. I spent time years ago doing all I could for the car now I just drive it. I dont like letting it go lower than 3.75qts of oil. It seems happy.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

None of thee mechanics in a bottle prevented my eventual re-ring.
Just wasted money that could have been spent on real parts,

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

So, who else wants to be a guinea pig?
I keep saying to myself, "if its sounds too good to be true...."

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #9
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My suspicion is as a fuel additive you will not cause any damage and it may help. Adding anything to the engine oil needs to be approached very carefully. Now if it is a genuine basket case there is little to lose.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #10
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

I have been using Kano products for years. Just not Kreen, seems to be another top oil to be added to the gas. I trust the gasoline to do that with its additives. Kano does make a number of very good oil type of products for other uses. Kroil is a great item for rusted on bolts and screws.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #11
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

If i use ethanol free fuel, which I do unless cash is tight, keep oil in it, and drive it as it should be driven, it gets the crazy gas mileage like the rest of you fellow enthusiasts. I think my satty burns a quart every 1000 or so.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #12
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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

I ordered a quart, figured it can't be too bad. After reading all those pages on the oil guy website I thought I'd give it whirl for poops and giggles. My car has developed a stuck lifter or piston slap when it is cold so I figure I'll throw a half dose at it and see what happens.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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As periodic top oil additive you will not get in trouble. Unless you buy a big name brand fuel from a company station you do not get much in the way of additives in the fuel. Alcohol is going to become real common and with that additives become more important.

I have been using Kano Labs products for years. They do seem to work as advertised.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #14
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YES. I get my ethanol free fuel from a station that uses Southern Fuels. If not, I use shell or sonoco. I stay far away from cheap fuel, I dont know why people do it for a few cents less than what you get at shell or others.

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Old 01-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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He did that on his previous car, which got totaled in December (before he found his creampuff )

It did not stop the oil burning, just lowered it.

From the BITOG thread
Yes, it absolutely lowered the oil consumption in my old Saturn SL1.

It stayed at the same low level for the next several thousand miles.

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I ordered a quart, figured it can't be too bad. After reading all those pages on the oil guy website I thought I'd give it whirl for poops and giggles. My car has developed a stuck lifter or piston slap when it is cold so I figure I'll throw a half dose at it and see what happens.
You;ll need a funnel as the Quart metal can has the opening on a flat top and it'll dribble everywhere. Poor design, great results.

Half dose? Don't know what that'll get you. Go recommended dose or don't bother.

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How might Kreen work as a sub in the MMO soak procedure?

A corollary question, do we know what the chemical composition is of the material that Saturn approved for cylinder ring soak? I recall it was a specific GM product? How close are MMO or Kreen to that material?

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Default Re: KREEN internal engine cleaner for oil burning, sludge, etc...

Should work just fine as a piston soak.
Which some have mentioned doing on the BIOG site.
I would change the oil first.
Let the engine cool off. The KREEN is very volatile and a hot motor will just let it evaporate, OR I suppose you can put the plugs back in so it does not as much, but it still will escape thru the valves.
Then do the soak. At least over night, preferably over the weekend.
Then suck it out of the cylinders and put it in the crankcase.

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How might Kreen work as a sub in the MMO soak procedure?

A corollary question, do we know what the chemical composition is of the material that Saturn approved for cylinder ring soak? I recall it was a specific GM product? How close are MMO or Kreen to that material?

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That GM product did work so, your magnanimous Federal EPA banned it. You can not get it any more.

The answer to your first question is that I would have more faith in Kreen than any other mouse milk for soaking pistons.

If you do a piston soak change the oil after you are done and do not put any crud you manage to dissolve back in the engine.

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That GM product did work so, your magnanimous Federal EPA banned it. You can not get it any more.

The answer to your first question is that I would have more faith in Kreen than any other mouse milk for soaking pistons.

If you do a piston soak change the oil after you are done and do not put any crud you manage to dissolve back in the engine.
Fully agree.

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