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Old 01-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Engine cleaning method...

Haven't seen this mentioned on this site;

Anyone ever hear of draining a quart of oil out of your engine, then replacing with a quart of ATF, running 500 miles or so, then changing oil?

It is said that the Awesome cleansing properties of ATF are great for cleaning out an engine.

I know a BMW mech. That swears by this.

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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doesn't sound like something I would do
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Sounds like burning rod bearings to me.
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No, this has been disproven time and time again. It doesn't do anything.
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It will clean the engine because ATF generally has higher detergents than motor oil IIRC. But I would not do it. It might damage the engine.

The better question is what end are you trying to achieve? What's wrong with your car?
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Use only Synthetic motor oil in your engine. Anything apart from that will either do nothing or shorten the life on the engine
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Ya that sounds like it's got bad news written all over it. There is a reason why we have different oils for engines and tranny's.
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It will clean the engine because ATF generally has higher detergents than motor oil IIRC. But I would not do it. It might damage the engine.

The better question is what end are you trying to achieve? What's wrong with your car?
Nothing wrong, 200k +
It was mentioned as a preventative measure for cleaning carbon deposits etc...

Like a sea foam type of thing.

Just thought I'd blow it by the group here as I've never seen it discussed.
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