- 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
detergent 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 pump and 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.
This process takes approximately 10 minutes.
- How hot is the solution?
The solution is heated to 110 degrees.
- What is in the solution? Is it
The special solution is a non-hazardous blend derived from soybeans, along with a proprietary formula and additives designed to break up and dissolve the sludge in the engine.
After flushing a light oil coating remains on all surfaces to avoid any dry starts. The solution 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
Yes. All waste oil companies, including those that recycle waste
oil for heating purposes, will pick up waste oil containing used
solution. It can also be burned with your waste oil.
- 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
The touch screen will read "Ready to Flush".
- How many vehicles can be flushed before
replacing the solution?
20-40 according to which model of machine you are using.
- 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
- How are the filters disposed
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.
- What hook-ups do I need to run
An electrical outlet and an air compressor. Machines can be wired
for 110 or 220 voltage.
- Could the pressure blow out the
No! The machine operates at 42 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, and adapters are available for most
other applications. As new, commonly used applications are discovered,
the necessary adapters are machined and made available to all
- 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 with 30w oil used in
the engine, the filter is unable to filter fine enough 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
mixed 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,
valve train and timing components. 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.
- With the additional time for
this service, will it disrupt my traffic flow?
You should experience no drop in traffic. The service will add
about 15 minutes to a normal oil change, but this fully automated
machine allows the technician to leave the machine once the service
has been started, and he has 10 minutes to do other things. The
end result is that he can turn out an engine flush almost as quickly
as he can a normal oil change.
- 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 lubrication performance levels
as long as you own it.
- 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.