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Old 06-09-2003, 09:17 AM   #11
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Is it bad that my oil is fairly black after 1000 miles with a Mobil 1 filter? This was right after I had a leak, was down to two quarts, diluted with 3 fresh quarts, dumped it, replaced some gaskets, put in 2 fresh quarts, then 3 of dumped fresh/used, and it is still pretty dark.
Try using an engine flush or crankcase cleaner on the next oil change to clean out all that sludge build up. Doing this regularly will keep the engine clean inside. I also run Mobil 1 for the time being & I flush the engine every second oil change.
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DMC, that was a great link you posted about the oil filters.

I actually had bought a Fram filter from K-Mart and was going to do the change this weekend. I am going to return it tonight after reading about the crap that Fram put out. I dont need bits of filter and cardboard floating around in my motor.

I always thought filters were filters until I read this article. Heres the reposted link to the oil filter summary. http://www.minimopar.net/oilfilters.html

Remember, you get what you pay for !!

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Try www.auto-rx.com for all your engine flushing needs.
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Maybe you should check out this lengthy but very informative article about oil treatments. I think from now on i will just stick to using Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil and change on a 5000 mile basis (my driving is all long distance).

Read this before you buy any more gunk (or gunk cleaner) for your Bonnie.

http://www.mustangworks.com/articles...Treatment.html

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Here'* an interesting independent study of Sythetic Oil Life. They are still on Mobil 1.
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Hi

I've used auto rx, and have been quite satisfied. I had a small leak from the rear valve cover. The leak disappeared after using the auto rx.

It cannot be compared with "gunk remover" type over the counter substances.

To investigate other people'* experiences with this product go here :

http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/...DaysPrune=1000
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How would cleaning your engine cause a leak to disappear? Either the gasket'* there or it isnt
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As long as the oil filter is not below the oil pan in any way, then go for it.
Well, it does stick down about an inch lower than the pan. The pan is up many inches above the frame crossmember and the filter is at an approx 10 degree angle from horizontal so only a small portion of it can be seen if you look under the car from the front. I figure it will also help with cooling since some of it is now in the airstream.

Great info guys on different filter types. I don't think I will be buying Fram anymore.
But the other better makes also make 4.3 L filters that will work too.
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Hi

The ep ingredients and other elements of the auto rx affected the gasket. The product helps to dissolve sludge, and other 3rd party contamination while at the same time, often having a positive influence on seals and such.

It wasnt just me, talk to the other people. For what it costs, I think its worth considering.
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Has anyone tried either the Auto-Rx engine or tranny cleaner?
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