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Dan M
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12/27/2004
09:12:21

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I had this service done at pepboys and it has helped alot with my idle problem and gas milage. If anyone is having issues with poor gas milage (and have checked out the usual suspects) and a shaky vehicle while idling, I recommend this service. It was around $89 and includes the engine flush ($75 or so) and proline oil filter and oil change (paid the cost of filter and oil) .

They hook up the intake line to the oil filter port and a vaccuum line to the oil pan. They run a warm cleaning solution into the engine @ 42psi and vaccum it out. This cleans ALOT of sludge out of the engine. It might not be a bad idea for older vehicles in general.

Worked much faster than oil additives (or transmission fluid).

- Dan M



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12/27/2004
09:17:45

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What year is your Dakota and how many miles on it?



Wal
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12/27/2004
10:10:14

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sounds too scary for me. I hope that you at least clean your screen now and watch your oil pressure needle carefully for a while.

Something more gradual over a longer period of time would be more like it. That way you don't dislodge large chunks of crud that plug passages and screens.

Wal




Dan M
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12/27/2004
11:53:29

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I have a '95 CC 4x4 w/ 3.9L Auto. It has about 147k miles. I have been watching the oil pressure guage religiously since doing this service. It's been fine since the service was done mid last week. I was going to take the slow road, but that caused too many problems. I was driving down the highway and the truck lost power and started missing out. Oil pressure guage did not move. This was 1 day after changing the oil and finding alot of sludge in the filter. I just happened to be at the exit for pepboys. I opted for the service and it fixed the power loss / hesitation, etc.

- Dan M



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12/27/2004
12:17:30

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It sounds like you got an engine oil flush. These are available from the BG44k people also. I'm surprised that it solved your problem though; I would have thought that an induction system service, also available form the BG44k people, would have been more appropriate. I can't figure how an engine oil flush would improve a combustion problem???



Dan M
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12/27/2004
13:25:58

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Yes, it was the engine oil flush.

The did recommend that I go with the induction service. But I had that service done about 3-4 months ago in an effort to fix my original problems which were the following.

1) horrible gas milage
2) entire vehicle would shake while idling. I'm not talking idle was out of adjustment, the idle was within spec, but the entire truck would shake violently that you can feel it from inside the cab and also see it shaking from a short distance (10-15 feet).

Driving down the highway, it started missing out then lost power intermittently. I at first thought it was a problem with fuel pump. They tested it, found no issues with the fuel pump. I went ahead and opted for the flush and it's been fine since then.

- Dan M



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12/27/2004
16:15:19

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It's good it worked!

Another thing is that the PCV valve could have been fouled, and the oil flush cleared it up.

I'm a huge proponent of oil flushes by the way, I get my Dak done once a year. I also do the induction system service and change the PCV valve yearly.

Every 7500 I pour a can of BG44k in the tank and have had no fuel system problems.




Dan M
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12/27/2004
17:06:56

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The PCV value was recently changed (3-4 months ago, I did it when I did the tuneup) and was good. I change the pcv value every year as well I check mine every other oil change.

I think I'm gonna start doing the flush yearly too. Even with doing oil changes as often as I do, it still had alot of sludge build up.

- Dan M



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