Cost Effective Maintenance

Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:17
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Have an advert from the above Company for Flushing oil for Japanese Diesels. Suggests it basically makes older diesels like new. Anyone any comments? Does it work or is it just hype? I have a 100 series diesel, only done 90K but interested for future?
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:22

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:22
Did I miss something, what company gave you the ad
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:33

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:33
I think he means CEM Cost Effective Maintenance
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Reply By: Madfisher - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:37

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:37
Its a fact that indirect injection diesels carbon and soot up rather then wear out. I have heard good things about CEM. At 90000ks yours would not be run in yet.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:50

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 20:50
If you use a bypass oil filter and change the filter regulary, it will over time clean the engine inside as new.. Michael.
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Reply By: mechpete - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:33

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:33
I thought thats what regular servicing was all about and using
quality service parts an lubricants and some one who knows what there doing
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Reply By: Malleerv - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:33

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:33
I have heard of some dealerships using a flushing oil as part of their general service. One bloke swears by it and say's his engine oil never changes colour and he puts it down to having the flush at service time. I am not convinced yet but it may have some merit.

Cheers Matt
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:04

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:04
Blackmax11. I have been using CEM flushing oil for a few years in our 80 series diesel. I first used it at about 100000kms because every time I changed the oil and filter and ran the motor to check for leaks the new oil would be BLACK after 20 seconds.
After using CEM the first time the oil was fairly clean showing that the CEM had cleaned out so much carbon. After the second and third time the oil was clean (well nearly) for about 3000 kms then gradually picked up carbon due to running the motor. I swear by the stuff for getting the carbon out that is deposited between oil changes. I also have a bypass filter but that was on before the first use of CEM. Have a talk to Brid, the boss, about it. He makes a lot of sense and my experience supports him.
Note I have no connection with CEM other than as a customer.
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Reply By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:53

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 22:53
Used it on my 75 series, 1HZ with 300,000kms. Thought about it for years, then finally bit the bullet and ordered some. Ran motor for half an hour as advised with clean oil in it, then dumped it. Got 10 litres out of it. Then a week later, my oil pressure switch fails, then my rear main seal goes, then my oil pressure was slightly lower. The oil changed colour straight away after again replacing with clean oil. Alot of money for stuff all results, and with a chain of oil problems which could just be a coincidence, but its turned me off the stuff. Wont be going anywhere near the Prado with it. A top level mechanic mate told me, if stuff like that really worked then why dont mine sites and fleet mob use it. Im too scared to use it agian, and at only 90,000kms there is absolutely no point. Just maintain your services with good oil and good filters.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:42

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:42
I Agree Krooser, Without mentioning companys i know of a incident where engine flush was used, the company is now having a fight with the customer over who's paying for the NEW motor!!.

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - Porl - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:23

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:23
I used CEM on my 143,000 3.0D motor (bought second hand at 139,000km), a lot of cr@p came out. Put in the fuel additive that came with the flush and bugger me its the first time I've hit halfway and gotten over 350km.

Bit early to tell and need to do more averaging over tanks to get a reliable result but I buy cheap diesel from Mobil or Caltex and then add the fuel additive cause I figure its still cheaper than BP Ultimate.

So not sure the instant seeming better economy is the flush or the addiative or comibation of both but all going very happily at the moment.

Will check the oil when I get home.
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