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    So instead of running the Kreen in the oil the full 1000 miles, I decided to change the oil today and get her ready to sell. That oil was quite black after 500 miles with the Kreen in it. Man was the head clean when I checked the baffles! However when I got the oil topped off and took it for a...
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46</div><div class="ubbcode-body">All of those caustic chemicals are probably making your problem worse. They are not friendly to aluminum. You are literally eating away your pistons. </div></div> Perhaps you are...
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    This will probably be my last post on this problem. After pulling the valve cover, re-sealing the baffles, and putting her back together again with a fresh filter and 8oz of Kreen in with around 3 Qts of Valvoline Max-Life 10W40, I ran her 488 miles so far. She is down about 7/8 of a quart...
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    I did some reading and found that the white powdery deposits are from oil burn off or possibly too much additive (B-12) but judging by the consumption numbers it is probably the oil consumption causing this. However, I thought that before the soak, the plugs were that light tan (perfect) color...
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    Thanks. I might consider a different course of treatment, but I still have to do the valve cover baffles today and run the Kreen for 1000 miles. So, can anyone give me an analysis of those numbers? Does that indicate that the oil control rings have freed up? And the plugs, what does the white...
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    Ok, here are the results: After 357 miles mostly with half a can of B-12 in the tank, she has used about 3/4 quart according to the dipstick. Lately, with the cold weather, I've been running 87 octane with the boost turned down a half turn (about a 10 lb max). She actually calls for 87, but...
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    Thanks all. I will check compression again tomorrow, and follow with those 10 oz of Kreen in the crankcase, 16 oz in the tank. So far the only sure thing is that my milage jumped from 26 to 28 with just as cold weather and the same trip to and from work. However, I was in the gas a little more...
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    Any thoughts on those last two questions? I could use the advice before i dig into it tomorrow. Thanks in advance. <img src="/forums/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="cool" title="cool" height="15" width="15" />
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    Ok, I've done the soak, did it first for two days with CLP in there, rocking the crank a few times a day. Cylinders 3 and 4 eventually penetrated through, while I had to use a bulb and thin aquarium tubing to evacuate the remainder out of 1 and 2, but about half of that penetrated as well. I...
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    30 min run is done, CLP is in for 48 hours.. I'll follow with maybe 48 hours more of Berryman's in the cylinders after I rock the crank and suck out the CLP, then I'll suck that out and complete the flush steps and follow up with the Kreen eventually. BTW, here is what the cylinders looked like...
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    Will do. I have a jug of Valvoline 10w40 semi-syn for high mileage cars.
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    Oh, yeah, and the intercooler did have a good 3 pints in it when I replaced the turbo two years ago. It is clean these days because I know my intake shows no traces of oil anymore. Oil is all migrating from valve cover through PCV valve hoses and catch can into intake manifold vacuum port.
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    Hmm, although I thought I checked the right boxes, I recieved no email notifications that ya'all had replied. Sorry about not getting back to this sooner, and many many thanks for all the interest. I will try to answer a few points but my lunch is almost over! The compression tests are in the...
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    Need advise on a piston soak Hi all, I'm new here - first post. I need to ask about recommendations for a piston soak for my 1991 Mercury Capri XR2 Turbo, 1.6l DOHC Intercooled. A little background: I've had It for abut 4 years and have run it from right at 100k to about 148k now. It started...
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