- How does the machine work?
After the oil is drained, adapters connect the machine to the car through the filter housing and the drain plug port. A heated solution is then pumped under 42 pounds of pulsating pressure through the oil reservoir, passages, oil pump, and up into the valve train. It back flushes the oil pickup screen of the engine. The solution breaks up and dissolves sludge throughout the engine and is then vacuum extracted out of the engine, removing the sludge and debris. The oil lubricating system of the engine is now clean and can function as originally designed.
- How hot is the solution?
The solution is heated to 110 degrees.
- What is in the solution? Is it toxic?
The special solution is a high quality, lightweight, mineral oil base with a proprietary formula of additives designed to quickly break up and dissolve the sludge in the engine. After flushing, a light oil coating remains on critical wear surfaces. There are no dry start problems after service. It is non-toxic and solvent free.
- How do I dispose of the solution?
It is mixed in and disposed of with other waste oil.
- Will my waste oil company pick it up?
Yes. All waste oil companies, including those that recycle waste oil for heating purposes, will pick up waste oil containing used solution.
- How long does it take for the solution to heat to 110 degrees?
The solution starts heating as soon as the machine is turned on. It takes between 8 and 20 minutes, depending on the temperature at your location.
- Do you have to heat the solution every time you do a flush?
No. Once the solution has been heated, the thermostatically controlled heater will automatically maintain the 110 degree operating temperature throughout the day.
- How do I know when the solution is hot?
The blue light on the control panel stops flashing, the machine emits a beep, and the monitor says that the machine is ready to flush.
- How many cars can you do before replacing the solution?
- Does the first car get a better cleaning than the 40th?
No the solution is formulated to do more than 40 flushes, but allowing only 40 flushes assures an optimum cleaning of every vehicle.
- How are the filters disposed of?
Both the 5 micron filter, which is changed every service, and the 3 micron filter, which is changed every 40 flushes, are disposed of in the same manner as normal oil filters.
- Could the pressure blow out the seals?
No! The machine operates at 45 pounds of pressure, which is less than the normal operating pressure of the engine.
- Is the machine made in America?
- Can it clean diesel engines as well as gasoline engines?
- Can the machine flush every car?
Currently it comes with adapters that fit approximately 95% of the vehicles on the road. As new, commonly used applications are discovered, the necessary adapters are machined and made available to all existing customers.
- Has an engine ever been damaged as a result of the service?
No! Hundreds of thousands of flushes have been performed across the country without damaging an engine.
- If you change the oil regularly, why do you need the service?
Through its normal operation, an engine accumulates abrasive particulates that increase internal engine friction and wear. The oil filter is there to remove these particulates, but the filter is unable to remove all of these impurities. The longer a customer goes between oil changes, the less effective the oil filter becomes. The result of these particulates, along with other byproducts of gasoline combustion, is sludge. This sludge and debris will gradually build up throughout the oil passageways of the engine, including the oil pump and pickup screen. During a normal oil change, an average of 1/2 quart of 'sludge' - highly contaminated oil - remains in the engine. When the new clear oil is added, it is immediately diluted with this highly contaminated oil. The result is oil that is already ladened with wear accelerating particulates. This condition is readily visible in most engines almost immediately after the oil change, when the dipstick is removed and the oil is visibly 'dirty.' Until the development of the Engine Flush System, there was no way to remove this sludge without taking the engine apart.
- How does flushing out the engine improve the car's performance and gas mileage?
Sludge build up causes engines to lose performance because it interferes with the ability of internal parts to operate freely. When oil passages are constricted with sludge, the oil pressure to crucial parts of the engine is reduced, especially to the camshaft and valve train. Emissions are also affected by a dirty engine. Flushing the engine will allow oil to flow more freely throughout the engine. Oil pressure improves, critical moving parts receive the correct amount of lubrication, and the engine simply runs cleaner and better. It will now operate more efficiently, with more power, and with better gas mileage.
- What kind of results can my customers expect after the flush is performed?
Many customers immediately say that their car has more pep than before. Many say it runs quieter than ever, it can now get up the hill in one gear less than before, and they are now filling their tank less often. Most importantly, they can't believe that even after 1,000 miles their oil is still clean and not the black dirty oil they are used to.
- Isn't it true, if the sludge is holding the engine together, and we remove it with a flush, the engine will fall apart?
No! If the sludge and varnish have baked on over the years, and have become part of the engine, the only way it can be removed is to take the engine apart. But these hard deposits aren't a problem, anyway. If these baked on deposits don't break off under normal operating pressures and a normal operating temperature of over 160 degrees, there is little or no chance that it will break loose with 45 p.s.i. and 110 degrees. "Soft" sludge is the stuff that causes most internal engine problems. This "soft" sludge is what is removed by the engine flush process.
- Do you recommend the service for new cars, as well as older cars?
Yes, when used as a regular preventative maintenance, your engine should continue to maintain optimum performance levels.
- If older high mileage vehicles are flushed, will they burn oil and have compression problems?
No. When the engine is flushed and clean, foreign matter that could cause burning is removed and the engine's compression improves.