Couldn't agree more. In fact flushing your engine is a bad idea if you suspect that the previous owener didn't change the oil.I've done this once before - and now that I think about it - it was the time just before one of my big-end bearings collapsed.
Now I have to look at causality vs coincidence.
I'd rather suggest changing your oil more regularly than the suggested interval
Being consistent here is the key IMO - you never had any gunk build up by doing it regularly.Ive used it every time I changed the oil, mines a 96 145 Cloverleaf with 155k on the clock now and (touch wood) have never had any issues or unusual rattles. Ive read somewhere about people even using diesel oil to flush and then refilling with petrol oil.
diesel engine oil has more detergents in, so if you empty the old stuff and put in some diesel engine oil for a while (untill black) it will clean the engine out then empy and refresh with normal petrol engine oil :thumbs:Diesel oil????? Diesels use pretty much the same oil types as petrol cars. Does that mean those chaps change the oil twice in succession, or how does that work?