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Unread 05-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #16
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DO NOT FLUSH THAT ENGINE WITH ANYTHING BUT REGULAR MOTOR OIL. Using a flush could wash your bearings then you will have noises, & not good ones.

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Unread 05-07-2009, 08:30 PM   #17
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A flush won't trash the bearings if used properly, ie. engine not run above idle and only run for a few minutes. Personally, I would rather the ATF method mentioned previously, as that or any other very good detergent oil will clean it out plenty well.
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Unread 05-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #18
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May give the flush a try after I replace the gasket. I ordered the stuff today. Is it safe to drive the car if I keep adding oil to it? I very much rely on it for my transportation.

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Unread 05-07-2009, 09:31 PM   #19
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Yep, just watch the oil level.
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