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tried the atf flush on my hatch
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:52 PM
filled it with 4 quarts of atf.. let it run for 15-20 min.. lifters quieted down a hole bunch. almost non existent tick now..
so i drained the atf outa it, (was almost black) changed the filter and put 10w40 high mileage half synthetic mobil 1 in it. (left over from the acura).
on initial startup the rod knock i was hearin sounded like i was beatin on it with a hammer.. then 5 sec later, poof gone..
so its not tickin and not knockin at the moment.. but i did see metal sparkles in the 500 mile old 20w50 i drained outa it. so i'm pretty sure the knock is a rod knock now, most deffinitely..
the other thought i had was that maybe an oil pasage was clogged, makin it knock. and the atf flushed it out, and now the bearing is getting proper oiling and not knockin.. we'll see when i drive it to work tomorrow.. the knock usually came on after it warmed up good..
but i do have a good spare engine here i'm going to tear down and do a partial rebuild on.. then when mine blows, i'll tow it home, and swap and engine some weekend.. piece of cake really..
just wanted to let ya'll know how the atf flush went.. works very well for cleanin out a clogged motor.. ohh there were no metal shavings in the atf when i drained it either..:brolleye:
Posted 28 October 2003 - 07:48 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 07:57 PM
It also makes a decent hand cleaner for REALLY nasty stuff, like the oil sprayed all over the back of your car when the rear seal goes, or baked -on oily, tarlike s***. Yeah.
You still have to wash your hands, but it doesn't take half an hour.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 08:53 PM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 01:14 AM
Posted 29 October 2003 - 01:34 AM
DO NOT, use the Type F stuff. It can, and more than likely will, hurt whatever you put it in. It has a grittier type of blend to it, or so I've been told.
And yes, ATF is an excelant hand cleaner.
Does wonders for oxidized paint on a car too.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:57 AM
i used advance auto parts brand dexron/mercon II was like .99 a quart..
Posted 29 October 2003 - 09:20 AM
so guess i'll be rebuildin this spare this weekend.. maybe get it in there next weekend.. grrr..
its always annoying when ya get to 1500-2000 rpm's and the lifters diesel, (float, clatter like hell) then ya gotta put up with the gremlin beatin on it with a hammer, and it soundin like it needs an oil pump in the worst way...
Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:35 AM
personally i hate atf, but that is atf dripping on me,while working on an automatic. its one of my least favorite fluids to have on me. but that dont mean i wont try it!
but on that topic, my least favorite fluids to be covered in goes as follows.
there you have it, in that order!
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