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testing the method.

This is a discussion on testing the method. within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; A few months ago, not long after i got my car i changed my headers, i also decided to change ...

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    testing the method.

    A few months ago, not long after i got my car i changed my headers, i also decided to change my valve cover gaskets. This is what i found....



    It looks like a lack of oil changes and the use of very inadequate oil. Also, the pcv hose had deteriorated and was leaking. Sarge suggested i substitute one quart of my regular oil with a quart of marvel mystery oil and that would help dissolve this garbage that has built up in my engine. He recommended that i repeat this every 1500 miles 4 or 5 times. Now im not sayin this wont work, thats not the purpose of this thread. The purpose of this thread is purely for technical reasons and maybe it will help out others who have purchased a car that has been neglected. I am nearing my first 1500 mile oil change. I will take pictures under the valve cover at each oil change to see if there is improvment. Hopefully, this will work as he said since i know a lot of us dont know much about oil and how it really works and effects our engine components. Stay tuned....

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    Subscribed. Hopefully it will disolve that sludge, and not break it loose causing a clog in one of the oil passages. Are you removing as much of the sludge as you can before hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Subscribed. Hopefully it will disolve that sludge, and not break it loose causing a clog in one of the oil passages. Are you removing as much of the sludge as you can before hand?
    i did clean the covers to near perfect condition, and wiped out as much sludge off the head as i could....but no way i could get it all out. i didnt wipe down between the rockers cause i didnt wanna free up debris that could i couldnt get out.....so mainly i wiped the edge of the inside of the head, since thats where most of it was.

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    i should definitely consider this when i do my header swap . how many miles on your car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewterz55 View Post
    i should definitely consider this when i do my header swap . How many miles on your car?
    142k

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    Subbed..

    When I was a kid my old man and I pulled the covers off and old 390 ford we were sticking in an old ford pickup..

    There was so much sludge we were amazed it ran so good before hand..

    Spent a bunch of time cleaning it up, pulled the rocker racks and so forth..

    After we cleaned up the upper valve train and got it back together the valve train began to make noise..

    Sounded like a sewing machine..

    Moral of the story: change your oil @ recommended intervals...
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    That bad....you need a Kreen tratment.
    Change your oil filter and top off about every 500 miles.
    Run it for about 1500 miles and the flush it out with some cheap oil for a couple of hundred miles.

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    i had 1/2 inch of sludge in the bottom of my oil pan when I removed it to replace the gasket. I cleaned all out. I never seen so much sludge.

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