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Does an L-2 Saturn need an engine flush?


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2015-07-15 21:31:37
2015-07-15 21:31:37

No more so than any other engine. Other than break-in oil, my Saturn has never seen anything except synthetic oil. As such there is no possibility of paraffin (sludge) buildup inside the engine. If the engine does not have more than 50,000 miles on it I would consider changing to synthetic oil and don't worry about the flush. I wouldn't anyway. The simple fact is, it's a machine that the dealers have purchased and they want to see if they can get people to actually pay big bucks to use it. The value is marginal especially since the flush does nothing for the surfaces which may actually build engine sludge.

For the most part, I agree with Redbeard. Synthetic is the way to go in the initial 50,000 miles anyway. I would never do an engine flush. Generally, the sludge that is freed up (from lack of maintenance) is dropped to the oil pan, which in turn is picked by the oil pump-stopping lubrication.


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