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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:31 PM

so i noticed the bolens uses a little oil, not alot but some. i think its that oil filter thats older then i am. i read on the internet use 40wt oil and an additive. think it would help if i ran full synthetic through the beast? i know theres sludge in the engine, since its gray already and ive only ran it 10 hours. any ideas on removing the sludge WITHOUT rebuilding the engine, thats 1000000% out of the question.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:35 PM

I'd try running some seafoam in her

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:40 PM

yeah i ran some but i lost the can. idk how the hell it got lost but its somewhere. i dont think i put enough in to make a difference since i was scared. my friend also said put 1/8th of an ounce of oil in the tank, fill it up and it will act as upper head lubricant. worth a try right?

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:42 PM

I think seafoam would be your best bet instead of the oil in the tank....
If I remember i think it said about an ounce and a half per quart of oil

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:47 PM

yeah and i use like 3 quarts lol i dont think i put seafoam in my oil last time, but ill try anything.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:54 PM

Hopefully someone will be along who has another suggestion to offer.
Usually once they start using oil though its a sign that a rebuild is on the horizon

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:59 PM

yeah i ran some but i lost the can. idk how the hell it got lost but its somewhere. i dont think i put enough in to make a difference since i was scared. my friend also said put 1/8th of an ounce of oil in the tank, fill it up and it will act as upper head lubricant. worth a try right?


Marvel Mystery Oil
::Marvel Mystery Oil::

Stuff has been around forever, and actually does what they say it does.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:06 PM

actually its not burning nearly as much oil as when i first got her going. when i first got it going it smoked 80% of the time, now it smokes for 30 seconds of running when i start it up the first time each day. and it kept decreasing the more i ran it. im going to get marvel mystery oil, ill try ANYTHING. think i could run MMO and seafoam? i think the seafoam helped clean the old girl out, maybe some of the smoke is seafoam burning residue out of the system?

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:09 PM

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with an ole timer. He swore, up and down, that what ever is ailing it will be
cured by putting some ATF in the crank oil.
Not sure, what "some" means. Maybe just a smidgin.

Sounded a bit vodoo, but if it's burning oil badly, What have you got to loose?
Your call.
He seemed like a really nice guy.:smile1:

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:11 PM

actually its not burning nearly as much oil as when i first got her going. when i first got it going it smoked 80% of the time, now it smokes for 30 seconds of running when i start it up the first time each day. and it kept decreasing the more i ran it. im going to get marvel mystery oil, ill try ANYTHING. think i could run MMO and seafoam? i think the seafoam helped clean the old girl out, maybe some of the smoke is seafoam burning residue out of the system?



Seafoam does smoke a little

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:15 PM

yeah its probably some seafoam cooking off the, well crap in the engine. can i run like castrol gtx in the engine? something full synthetic?

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:27 PM

I have used Auto-RX and it works the best. Not really a fan of the solvent flushes like seafoam because they can cause problems and dont provide any lubrication

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:38 PM

well I have heard that you can put diesel in it and it will clean it out but thats what the old farmers do but then the oil will not stick to the cylinder walls and you can risk recking the engine. I would put sea foam in her

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:44 PM

im caught between seafoam, mmo and other theorys. and specific type of oil i should use? ive heard 40wt.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 12:39 AM

Read the facts about Seafoam here...
http://www.seafoamsales.com/gasoline-engine-faqs.html

Mechanics have safely used Seafoam in engines for over 6o years. It won't harm your engine. I've used it with great results.




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