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Submitted: Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 15:56
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Hi has anyone ever used CEM's Flushing Oil Concentrate and was it any good ?
It hasnt been brought up in this forum since 2004.

Thanks and Cheers
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 15:59

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 15:59

Have a read of this thread from last month ;)

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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:25

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:25
I used it for the first time when I purchased a 1995 diesel Troopy for which I had very little info re prior servicing. The oil was very dirty so I decided to use the CEM product prior to my doing a service. The oil drained was certainly very dirty but what impressed me was how clean the new oil stayed for the first while.

I took this as an indication of how well the system had been cleaned out. I do let engines drain until they stop dripping when I service them to minimise the carry over of dirt. Since that experience I always add a small amount to both my LC100 and Troopy just before I do a service.

I recently had cause to (politely) question if the oil in our VW Jetta diesel had actually been changed when we had the dealer service it. The 'new' oil was so black when I checked it in the dealer's yard I just failed to believe it was changed. The service manager was very defensive and said that you would never see clean oil once a car was not new unless you did a full flush. We had taken the LC100 to go and pickup the Jetta and I showed him the oil on the dip stick after 200kms since my service. It was clear with just a slight grey tinge. He was amazed. I believe they did change the Jetta oil but probably did not let it drain properly and the residual did the dirty.

So in a long winded answer, yes I do think it works but it is not magic.

I have no conection etc ...................

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Reply By: Bigfish - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:29

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:29
As stated..if you do regular oil changes with quality oils there is absolutely no need to waste your money on this product. Saw a mechanic take the sump off a toyota 4.2 diesel last week and it had over 5000,000klms on it. Absolutely no sludge build up AND it was a neglected aboriginal community car that took a good hiding!
Just make sure engine is warm to hot when doing oil change to make it more runny (couldnt spell viscous!)

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Follow Up By: Axle - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:38

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 16:38
How many Ks ?????....LOL.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 17:26

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 17:26
Dreamin arent I ? 500,000KLMS...LITTLE BIT MORE REALISTIC! Actually I was very surporised by the complete lack of sludge in the sump. Motor had also been sitting there for over 12 months.. Toyota..ya gotta luv em.
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Reply By: Lotzi (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 21:24

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 21:24
Yep, good stuff, seen it used many times, good for cleaning the gunk/carbon from the ring grooves, excellent for two stroke GM's. Read there facts sheets or give them a call.


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Reply By: - Jules & MOB (QLD) - Monday, Aug 15, 2011 at 18:07

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 at 18:07
Thanks guys for the information. Seems that we have done a good job with the oil changes huh as we have not seen any sludges yet since buying the troopy back in 2008. So will leave it for now till the problem arises. Cheers
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