Engine sludge can be a very serious problem. The best way to reduce or prevent deposits and sludge build-up is to regularly change your oil based on your driving conditions and your environment. So, is an engine flush right for my vehicle? To answer this question we need to need to take a step back and understand what oil sludge is, how engine oil works, and your personal driving conditions and habits.

 

Engine Oil

Engine oil is designed to lubricate the moving parts, reduce friction, and keeps the engine cool. Over time these properties break down.

Whether you use conventional or synthetic oil deposits and sludge can build up in your engine. Synthetic oil is superior as it does a better job of reducing sludge. However, just like conventional oil, if you neglect the proper maintenance contaminants will also build up in synthetic oil.

Oil additives and boosters help to absorb and contain contaminants in the oil. Over time the oil reaches its limits of absorption leaving deposits and creating sludge. Oil filters help to contain some of these contaminants, but once the filter clogs and stops filtering it just bypasses the oil filter all togeather.

 

Factors for Sludge

“ I only drive a few miles every day.”  Driving short distances daily doesn’t allow your cars engine oil to warm up and evaporate moisture. Moisture, combined with dirt particles, fuel, and other contaminants start to break down the oil over time which leaves deposits and creates sludge. Heat, cold, and environmental conditions like dirt or sand also play a large factor in how fast oil become less effective. Can you see it? Sometimes, you might notice sludge at the top of your engine when you open your oil cap. A lot of times it’s concealed within your engine. All of this can reduce the life of your engine, power, and fuel efficiency.

 

Throttle Muscle Engine Scrub

If your reading this then you might have already researched engine flushes. One of the things you might have heard or read is that engine flushes cause leaks. Not true. They don’t cause the leaks, but in very high mileage engines they can expose them. Remember, the flush helps to rid the engine of contaminants. Sometimes those contaminants are clogging or preventing oil from leaking out of the engine.

Our engine flush isn’t magic, it won’t fix a preexisting issue. It’s preventive maintenance. Are all engine flushes created equal? Nope! Throttle Muscel Engine Scrub uses nonabrasive degreasers that are oil based. Why is oil based better? Oil is used with the cleaning agents as a safe and effective lubricant. Throttle Muscle Engine Scrub safely helps to remove deposits and sludge without damaging your engine. Unfortunately, there are some engine flushes that use mineral spirits as a cleaning agent. Mineral spirits are too aggressive which can be very harmful and damaging to your engine.

 

When To Use

Again, with proper preventative maintenance suggested by your manufacturer, you can diminish the need for engine flushes. Throttle Muscle Engine Scrub is great for those times you miss an oil change interval or you’re a bit overdue. On your next oil change, you can simply perform this service to help maintain the cleanliness of your engine internally. Did you buy a used car in good condition but are unsure of the oil change history? Use an engine flush and get started on a preventative maintenance plan. Manufactures severe service driving conditions include stop and go, short trips, towing, hauling, hot, cold, and dusty driving. These conditions all contribute to sludge and deposit build-up.

 

Which One Is Right For You?

We have two Engine Scrub Engine Flushes to choose from. Our TM5646 16 ounce can be used two different ways, either as an oil system cleaner or as a full flush. And TM7326 1 gallon is our full-service flush.

 

TM5646 16 oz.

We basically took out most of the carrier oil since everyone can provide their own oil easily. The smaller packaging also reduces shipping costs and our environmental footprint.

Oil System Cleaner

  • Add Engine Scrub to existing oil
  • Start and run engine for 5 minutes
  • Drain old oil
  • Replace oil filter
  • Add new oil

Full Flush

  • Drain old oil
  • Remove old oil filter
  • Install new oil filter
  • Add Engine Scrub
  • Add the correct amount of new additional oil
  • Start and run engine for 5 minutes
  • Drain oil
  • Remove oil filter
  • Replace oil filter
  • Add new oil

 

TM7326 1 gal.

  • Drain old oil
  • Remove old oil filter
  • Install new oil filter
  • Add Engine Scrub 1 gal.
  • Start and run engine for 5 minutes
  • Drain oil
  • Remove oil filter
  • Replace oil filter
  • Add new oil

 

For any additional information please visit our website www.ThrottleMuscle.com, live chat with us, email us at Jshutt@ThrottleMuscle.com, or call us at 602.772.3964.

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