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    Hi peps.

    Been on a mission to get the sri cdti is as good a running order as poss as ive recently bought her and it seems the prev owner wasnt to keen on the general maintenance and more focused on styling/ mods.
    I was advised to do an engine flush and have got some stuff to put in and run on idle them drop out from te sump but ive read a post on here were i noticed guys saying nooo! to doin this to a car that had done more than 60-70,000 miles
    Whats the score here?? should i miss this out and just do an oil/ filter change??
    I am looking forward to getting to the filter after reading how its done

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    When I got my Vec it was pretty obvious it had been a tad neglected in the service dept too, I just drained the oil and re filled it, ran it for 5 minutes and changed it and the filter. I was amazing just how black the "new" oil came out after only 5 minutes. Im not sure about these oil flushes and just exactly what they achieve. Asda are selling 5lt of Mobil 5/30 semi synthetic for £10 at the moment, if you could find some might be worth while doing an engine flush with that instead. Even if you were to leave it a week then change it. If the filters are cheap enough you could do filter changes both times too.

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    What I once did on my Kicar was empty my engine oil, fit a filter and refill with cheapo crap oil (cheapest rubbish you can find), run the engine for 10 mins, drop that oil out, change filter again then refill with the good stuff.

    The cheap oil soaked up all/most of the remaining crap from the original oil.

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    I have some of that stp engine flush that i advised to drop into the old oil , run for ten mins then drop out..
    Is this stuff a no do then??

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    If the car has had engine flush all it's life at service time, no problem you can use it. If it's NEVER seen flush in 60K, dont use it!!!!!!!!, maybe follow what others have done using cheap oil to flush.

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    I looked into doing an engine flush on mine but as you cant be sure about when it was last done, if ever, its safer not to. The potential damage that can be caused by dislodging a lump of crud from a harmless corner makes it not worth the risk in my opinion.
    As said above a flush with fresh oil would be best for some piece of mind.

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    Plenty of other stuff you can do to get the car into better mechanical condition, rather than flushing the engine - clean the throttle body, change the gearbox oil, brake fluid and coolant, decontaminate the air conditioning, etc etc etc.

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    DO NOT USE ENGINE FLUSH!!

    get some cheapy 10w40 and new filter - run that for 100 miles and then drop that and change the oil and filter for VX oil and filter.

    Seriously - dont use engine flush..

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    I agree with Ant.

    DO NOT USE ENGINE FLUSH - EVER......

    That is my personal and professional opinion on it.

    If you must do something other than a standard engine flush, then change filter, drain and refill with cheap oil - it doesn't matter what quality it is as long as it's the right viscosity and is for diesel engines (I'd go for the cheapest you can find, as it won't be in for very long) - then go for a run for at least 20 miles, preferably at reasonable speed to get the oil hot and pumping nicely, then drain and change the filter again.

    Diesel oil gets black very quickly anyway, as it holds carbon in it, as a suspension - hence the need for diesel oil, as the carbon carrying ability of petrol oils isn't very high.

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    i used wynns engine flush on my car it had done 40k at the time engine flush for 10 mins then changed the filter and refilled no probs. has been fine since and i plan on using again. some people say it removes the build up spots in the engine that stops the leaks. was a bit wary of this but was fine after i used it..

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