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engine flush?

I've owned my ranger 2 months now, engine feels bogged down, some valve ticking and the previous owner admitted that she was well past due for her oil change....I've done 2 oil changes so far and have noticed some improvement but wondering about an engine flush??

it's a 2000, 214 km on it...i've heard good and bad opinions about engine flushes on high mileage vehicles....i'm thinking amsoil flush or that seafoam stuff..........any opinions or experiences for me?



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About 100 miles before next oil change drain a quart of engine oil out, and add a quart of transmission fluid. But change the oil immediately.
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how immediately are we talking....like run it for 100 miles or just run for a minute and drain immediately
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Depends on which type of trans fluid you use, any trans fluid recommended for a manual transmission will have some type of lubricant in it and you can run it for 50 or so miles or an hour of engine running. This will clean out the inside of the motor and the problem with this is it will loosen up any sludge or carbon build up and you don't want that running around inside your engine.
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Run it for 50 to 100 miles.
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Just keep changing the oil and filter regularly , every 3000 - 5000 miles.
Better off to slowly remove any sludge and deposits that MAY be in the engine , than risk any questionable remedies that 'promise' to make a higher mileage engine run like new.
Note that the main ingredient in "motor flush" products is ....
Kerosene.
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