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found sludge inside da valve cover!!!

i found sludge inside the valve cover anyone knows what i should do???/
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do a motor flush next change oil... then use a detergent oil to clean your engine.


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while you have the valve cover off clean as much as you can out. Also run about 1/3 or a can of Seafoam through it.... Add it on the last 1500 miles..... do that on your next 2 oil changes and you should be fine.

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but arent engine flush bad i heard stories of engines breaking down after a week later
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where can i get that seafoam at???
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You can get it at napa auto parts.....

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GET A FLUSH!!! And get your oil changed regularly...

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but arent engine flush bad i heard stories of engines breaking down after a week later
done properly, you shouldn't have problems. I think most people forget to read AND follow the instructions - you do get in trouble that way

** DO NOT leave motor flush in your engine for more than 10mins @idle; and never rev an engine that is being flushed.

Flush after all, is using a solvent to melt away the sludge an slop in your engine, it dissolves, mixes in your old engine oil; and is carried away with the oil change.

SEAFOAM like alpine suggests is good as well... it cleans your engine while you drive ;-)
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thanks for the info guys ill see what happens... does anyone have an repair manual???
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Under no circumstances use a flush. Get yourself some Auto-Rx and a new filter and dino or Group III synthetic and clean it slowly and safely. Google BITOG and it will give you all the info you neeed. Good luck..s
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thanks sprintman i going to use dat auto rx and see what happens, but first i have to fix some other lil problems also ...
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Just make sure you don't use an oil with Group IV or V basestock and run it hot and hard. You will like the results.
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Group IV or V basestock??? i dont know what that means can u explain it thanks
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Group IV is PAO, Group V is ester (POE). Ask your oil supplier tech line. You want an oil with zero Group IV or Group v for Auto-Rx clean rinse. You need to spend time at BITOG to learn about oils, fuels, additives, etc. Cheers..s Google BITOG
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aihgt thanks dude that helped alot ill see what happens...
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