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Post by ainsy »

Hi guys just a short question I know thre is something you can add to your oil to help clean out the gunk inside the motor but I cant remember what its called .

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Lots of folks use seafoam. Works very well
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Some call it motor flush.
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Post by Viking »

Unless you have evidence of gunk in your engine, you would not normally need an engine flush. As mentioned above tho, if you do need one, seafoam is one additive that folks use. You can get it at Canadian Tire for about $13. Another additive you can get is from Amsoil and is called Transmission and Engine Flush, costs just over $10 a bottle and is good for one flush. Some people have been known to use a half litre (pint) of transmission fluid, as it is highly detergent and cleans out the scum. As a last resort, I have used and seen others use four ounces of diesel fuel. If you use the diesel fuel, do not let the engine run longer than ten minutes with it inside, then dump the oil and fill with new oil. If with transmission fluid, you can leave it is for about a hundred kms, then dump and fill with new oil. The seafoam and the Amsoil product, follow the directions on the label.
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ainsy wrote:Hi guys just a short question I know thre is something you can add to your oil to help clean out the gunk inside the motor but I cant remember what its called .
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All such additives are essentially solvents. Here are some examples

Isopropanol 30%
Diacetone Alcohol 10%
Xylene 60%

Techron Concentrate
Distillates, hydrotreated light < 50 %weight Aka: Paint thinner(oil based)
Stoddard solvent < 35 %weight Aka: dry clean solvent, white solvent
Solvent naphtha, light aromatic 5 - 10 %weight : zippo lighter fluid
Benzene, 1,2,4-trimethyl- 95-63-6 1 - 5 %weight : powerful toxic solvent
Xylene , powerful solvent

Trade secret or proprietary formula < 1 ( secret #1)
Petroleum distillate(s) (unspecified) 40-70 ( most likely paint thinner)
Detergent/Inhibitor mixture 1-10 ( secret #2 )
Isopropanol 30-50 (rubbing alcohol, GAS DRYER "CH3CHOHCH3")

Seafoam ingredients:
1 PALE OIL 4229 40-60% = A base or process oil refined until its color = yellow.
2 NAPHTHA 20 25-35%
3 IPA 125 10-20% = Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol),

"GM TEC" ingredients:
2-BUTOXYETHANOL, a paint and ink solvent , used even in Clorox cleaner 409
Naptha, , raises octane rating of gas, , simular to Zippo ligher fluid. Coleman camp fuel.
4-METHYL-2-PENTANOL, (aka:Methyl isobutyl carbinol) used as a lacquer paint tinner
9-OCTADECENDIC ACID.(aka:Oleic acid, found in Olive oil)

Light Aromatic Solvent Naphtha , ( Zippo lighter fluid)
1, 2, 4-Trimethylbenzene , commonly found in up to 7% by volume already in Gasoline.
Xylene ,(1,2-dimethylbenzene & 1,3-dimethylbenzene & 1,4-dimethylbenzene), xylol , powerful solvent
Cumene ,(isopropylbenzene, ) powerful solvent,raises octane of gasoline.

2-Propanone 30-60 % aka: Acetone
Ethylbenzene >10 % a powerful solvent
Hydrotreated Heavy Paraffinic Distillate 1-10 % weak solvent
Methanol 1-4% , solvent.
Propane 10-30% , gas
Toluene 15-45% ,powerful solvent
Xylene (mixed isomers) 5-20%

Red Line SI-1
1-5% Alkenylamine - (a detergent ,even used sometimes,in baby shampoo)
1-10% Isoctanol - ( C8H18O , aka, 2-ethylhexan-1-ol, or Octyl alcohol)
1-10% 1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene , (C9H12 )
5-20% Aliphatic Napthta , zippo lighter fluid. , aka: white gas, low octane)

Valvoline Complete Fuel System Cleaner
52 - 62% Kersosene
28-38% Light hydrotreated petroleum distillate
6-16% Stoddard Solvent ( stoddard is the name of the man who invented dry cleaning)

Army Regulation 70–12

"Any new fuel or lubricant additives will be introduced only if there is a proven need and justification fully supported by adequate testing and evaluation. "

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