Cost Effective Maintenance first became aware of severe sludge issues with small diesel engines in the mid-1980, and successfully developed a Flushing Oil Concentrate to safely remove heavy, persistent engine sludge without dismantling engines… A major breakthrough in reducing costly repairs, labor and vehicle downtime.
How common is diesel engine oil sludge ?
Most mechanics advise that sludge can affect almost any make of later model petrol / diesel engines and can cause extensive engine damage. Even high quality prestige vehicles have not been immune from the sludge demon with Lexus, Saab and Audi a few in that category. Globally, some 3.3 million Toyota engines have been sludge damaged, and Toyota have been involved in a major class action. Destroy these types of engines, and it’ll cost you $4000 to $8000.
Nowadays, a lot of modern low emission truck diesels e.g. Detroit Diesel Series 60, Cummins M11 and Signature engines, Caterpillar 3500 series engines, old Perkins, Detroit 2 strokes, Hinos, etc that can suffer sludge problems join the ranks.
Older mechanical type diesel engines, commonly used in 4x4s & light commercials come with rebuild costs of $6000-8000. Later model common rail type diesels cost around $15,000. Truck type diesels, such as Detroit Series 60 will cost over $20,000 to rebuild. Large mining type engines will see you out of pocket upwards 0f $250,000.
We all know that oil is an engine’s life blood. If sludge prevents its flow, the result WILL be very expensive. Fortunately, there is a window of opportunity to remove accumulated engine sludge, before an engine seizes, and with regular, effective flushing the risk of further sludge damage can be avoided.
How remove engine oil sludge in 4 easy steps.
It is quite an easy DIY process to flush a diesel engine, and is as simple as completing an oil change. By following this easy 4 step process you will safely remove unwanted sludge and built up carbon, leaving the crankcase an “as new” clean.