Kerosene to flush engine???

Discussion in 'Camaro Questions' started by White81Z28, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. White81Z28

    White81Z28 Veteran Member

    Sorry but what is atf?, I was at Advance getting the Seafoam to clean out the carbon in the intake. The guy knew it was for a 81 Z and asked me what my oil looked like, I told him black. Thats when he said to do the kerosene trick.
  2. TheFly

    TheFly Guest

    automatic trans fluid........ What you put in your tranny.
  3. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

    Aug 5, 1999
    hopewell jct ny
    replace main and connecting rod bearings as needed (immediately)
  4. SledZ28

    SledZ28 New Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Concord, CA
    I had a hole bunch to say here, but FLY beat me to all of it. If you want good advise about what to do, FLY's got it dead on!!!

  5. al8apex

    al8apex Veteran Member

    Mar 11, 2005
    scottsdale, az
    Automatic Transmission Fluid ...

    it has fantastic cleansing qualities while maintaining viscosity, works GREAT

    you can even use it straight ... but best to mix in regular oil
  6. al8apex

    al8apex Veteran Member

    Mar 11, 2005
    scottsdale, az

    ATF works GREAT in combination with regular oil to clean the inside of the engine while maintaining proper viscosity, something kerosene will not do ...

    you don't do it for thousands of miles, just until you see the oil change colors

    takes a lot of flushing, but done properly, it WILL work without damaging bearings or rings/bores
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2008
  7. al8apex

    al8apex Veteran Member

    Mar 11, 2005
    scottsdale, az
    how would someone know that? :eek:

    Marvel Mystery Oil does work well also, the ATF is just ANOTHER method that works well too :happy:
  8. TheFly

    TheFly Guest

    You don't really work on cars if you haven't tasted about every fluid in it, one way or another.
  9. brick_haus

    brick_haus Veteran Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Somis, Ca.
    :eek: I dont think its how you know the taste of the oil that we're wondering ...
  10. 71 Camaro

    71 Camaro Veteran Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    I've done most all the things mentioned with good results. As always a little common sense goes a long way here.

    fwiw, I am not familiar with the taste of any fluids other than gas and antifreeze which I've had to siphon a time or two.

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