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SweetLou

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Has anyone here used Engine Performance Restoration by BG Products before on your diesel engine? The claims are good but I am wondering if there really is that much benefit. It's an oil treatment which you run until warmed up and sludge is removed along with the carbon deposits.


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What's wrong with your engine?
Nothing?
Then don't add anything.

They do remove deposits etc. But unless you skipped the last 5 oil changes on your truck, not sure why you'd be considering it.
If this is for an old jalopy that you're trying to unstick some rings or get the valves to close all the way again, then yes, it could help.


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Grit dog wrote:

What's wrong with your engine?
Nothing?
Then don't add anything.

They do remove deposits etc. But unless you skipped the last 5 oil changes on your truck, not sure why you'd be considering it.
If this is for an old jalopy that you're trying to unstick some rings or get the valves to close all the way again, then yes, it could help.

Nothing seems wrong on my engine, but why wouldn't you clean it out if it doesn't harm anything? Kind of like a colon cleanse [emoticon]. This is why I am checking with folks.

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SweetLou wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

What's wrong with your engine?
Nothing?
Then don't add anything.

They do remove deposits etc. But unless you skipped the last 5 oil changes on your truck, not sure why you'd be considering it.
If this is for an old jalopy that you're trying to unstick some rings or get the valves to close all the way again, then yes, it could help.

Nothing seems wrong on my engine, but why wouldn't you clean it out if it doesn't harm anything? Kind of like a colon cleanse [emoticon]. This is why I am checking with folks.


Because dislodging a bunch of junk that isn't hurting anything is the best way to clog up tiny oil passages, like the piston cooling oil squirters or your oil pumps pickup screen for example.
This unnecessary "service" can mean a fried eng.

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My thought would be if you're doing regular oil/filter changes, you're already cleaning out the sludge and soot when you change the oil. Now I've not seen the inside of engines that have run 10,000 or 15,000 miles between oil changes so I can't say what the inside of those engines looks like. Maybe they could use a clean-out product like this, but I'd need to see what it looks like before I throw snake oil at it.

I've always heard that doing a transmission flush on a high mileage automatic transmission that hasn't seen regular maintenance can cause real issues due to the sludge dislodged. Never have had it happen to me, but it seems logical. Don't see why the same thing couldn't happen to an engine. Granted it doesn't have the valve body and such of a transmission, but there are small galleys and such.


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SweetLou wrote:

Nothing seems wrong on my engine, but why wouldn't you clean it out if it doesn't harm anything? Kind of like a colon cleanse [emoticon]. This is why I am checking with folks.


I'd apply the same logic to an engine cleaning additive as to a colon cleanse - don't do it unless you need to.

There's little evidence that either one will do any good, and there's a chance that it will do harm.

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Great responses guys. Like I said, just wanting to know thoughts about its use. They promote this things that you gain so much from doing it. I will stay clear of this product.

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OP, does the vehicle manufacturer recommend these treatments? If they don’t, I wouldn’t.


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Agree, if you had blowby or burning oil, it may be worth it. But there are enough of these (and most types of) engines running well with a pile of miles on them to tell me that this is not needed.
Keep the fuel well filtered (2 micron) and OCIs and party on. The rest of the truck will need work everywhere before the engine should need anything internally.
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I'm surprised they didn't have this pic on the label.

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