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Old 08-10-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Engine oil flush in a 00RS, yay or nay???

Engine oil flush in a 00RS. Is this safe to do once in a while? I've heard that if a fairly big chunk goes in the oil pump thats an expensive fix.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Really no need to do a engine flush as today's motor oils have detergents in them to minimize the build up of sludge. If it is some thing that worries you, change up oil brands every so often. Each brand has its own proprietary detergents so what one doesn't get another will. It is also less harsh changing brands of oil then adding kerosene(engine flush) to your oil, you get the same affect just over a longer period of time.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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I have done this on some really junk engines just to have some fun/seize the bearings but have never heard of a garage offering the service. Just like flstffxe says, it is just kerosene added to the oil to thin it down and desolve any deposits. By no means should you do this to a car or engine you want to keep running.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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Never!
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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seafoam into your oil is ok?
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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^^ I use seafoam for many things, even though they suggest using it in oil I just can't bring my self to do it. Some thing about being in the powersports industry for 15yrs says it is a no no.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:22 PM   #7
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Not really necessary. Just change your oil regularly and it should be fine. If you had hvla's and they were ticking i'd try it, but you have manual lash adjusters.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:38 PM   #8
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Can you explain "manual lash adjusters? And "hvla's"
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:42 PM   #9
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hvla's = HLA's = hydraulic valve lash adjusters. Early Legacies and Imprezas had pressure fed lash adjusters with a check valve that can get stuck open when there's build up inside the engine. Many of the old Legacy guys swear by sea foam for cleaning them and getting the engine to stop clatterings.

Your engine uses a manually adjusted valve lash mechanism. There's a screw with a lock nut that is used to set your valve lash on your rockers.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:41 AM   #10
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cool!, I take it that this is a better more reliable setup than before?
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definatly do not use anthing but oil in your crankcase!!!!!!!! can u post a picture of what your crankcase looks like through the cap???? you should not have gunk ! if you do time for a new motor you screwed that one to s h i t!!!!!!!!!! seafoam in your gas or in a vacum line is awesome!!!! once every 50k or so. check your oil often and change it when it gets burnt!!!! ive never gone 3k ever well not true cross country trips require oil to be changed when i get there lol. seriously though my dino oil is black by 2k everytime! amsoil seems to last me to just under 3 k
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #12
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check your oil often and change it when it gets burnt!!!!
Are you joking? How does oil get "burnt"? Maybe contaminated... A UOA is alot better approach to determining OCI than color or appearance.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #13
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im in school to be ase certified ok shadetree mechanic!!! yea because everone has time or money to send in oil to be analized . dude your an idiot!!!

ideally yes analize your oil till your blue in the face and out of money. but seriously just check our oil when you fill up and when you see it turning black change it. ( poindexter over her with his glasses and books ) ok its not really burnt its contaminated but go f yourself nerd . just trying to help the dude out and your all here like thats not red its magenta, f'in dork!
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:51 AM   #14
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im in school to be ase certified ok shadetree mechanic!!! yea because everone has time or money to send in oil to be analized . dude your an idiot!!!

ideally yes analize your oil till your blue in the face and out of money. but seriously just check our oil when you fill up and when you see it turning black change it. ( poindexter over her with his glasses and books ) ok its not really burnt its contaminated but go f yourself nerd . just trying to help the dude out and your all here like thats not red its magenta, f'in dork!
On a motor with some miles on it, oil turns black very quickly. On a motor running synthetic oil and a decent filter, you can easily go 5K+ without adverse effects, and you may have black oil after 1K miles.

You can't tell how worn the oil is by color alone.

Name-calling and acting like a smartass will get you nowhere.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:02 PM   #15
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On a motor with some miles on it, oil turns black very quickly. On a motor running synthetic oil and a decent filter, you can easily go 5K+ without adverse effects, and you may have black oil after 1K miles.

You can't tell how worn the oil is by color alone.

Name-calling and acting like a smartass will get you nowhere.
it gets alot of people alot of places accually like alot of people get there own tv shows . 2nd im not the tool rolling his eyes at someone like a little girl or something 3rd our right about everything you said 4th we are all going to hell if you really believe your bible. and 5th thanks mom .

what it comes down to with out like trying to be all ohh my god i know more than your or whatever , ohh no thats inproper punctuation lets call someone out on it. change your oil often !!!!!! i use amsoil and mobile 1/ k and n filters same exact filter but some places its cheaper for one or the other. also something really good for your motor is the use of magnets. you can find magnetic drian plugs on ebay cheap . the magnets trap the little filings too small for your filter to snag in between changes. they act like sandpaper in your motor. no bueno!
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it gets alot of people alot of places accually like alot of people get there own tv shows . 2nd im not the tool rolling his eyes at someone like a little girl or something 3rd our right about everything you said 4th we are all going to hell if you really believe your bible. and 5th thanks mom .
I didn't say anything about you being a tool. Where the hell did religion come into this? There's no need to infer any that **** in here. If you want to insult me, do it in PM. And if I was right, why did you feel the need to insult me?

OP, I believe they went to manual lash adjusters to cut down on noise and also take out parts that could fail (HVLAs) and replace them with mostly non-maintenance parts. They suggest checking valve clearance at 120K I believe, but the wear is so minimal they would normally be OK longer than that, at least in my case.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:24 PM   #17
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you werent the one rolling your eyes man wasnt calling you a tool! you accually know what our talking about. we should drink !!!!! i havent been fall down drunk in years , i think i need to be.
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