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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2002, 08:47 AM
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I'm getting ready to change the rear main in my 360 and a buddy said something about putting kerosene in the engine after draing the oil and letting it run for a couple of minutes to help clean out the inside of the engine. Has anyone ever heard of this before?
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NO, NO, AND NO.

1.) Running the engine with kerosene is a great way to smoke every bearing, even if it's only for a minute.

2.) If you don't get all the kerosene out, it will mix with the fresh oil and work to prevent the oil from doing its job.

3.) If you try to "clean" the inside of the engine, chances are that even if you don't smoke bearings AND you manage to remove all the kerosene, it will have eaten it's way through the oil deposits that have built up on the rest of the seals, making them all leak.

Drain the oil, change the rear main, change the filter and add new oil. Don't mess around unless you like rebuilding engines.
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Re: engine cleaning

I've heard about it from my dad. He used to work on cars way back when (late 30's early 40's). He also said if you don't get all the kerosene out you can do some serious damage. I have to agree with AlllLockedUP and say don't do it. You would have to do several oil changes to make sure that you get it all out and I can't see how it would be worth it. I would hate to make a mistake and ruin an engine.
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Re: engine cleaning

just be sure you put sugar in teh fuel tank to remove the deposits in there also, along with pouring water down the intake while its runnign to remove carbon from the combustion chamber.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2002, 07:37 AM
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Re: engine cleaning

You know I thought it sounded a little strange. Thanks for the replys. James
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