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Castrol engine shampoo 1 month 2 days ago #28781

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Hi guys does anyone have any experience with using internal engine detergents to clean sludge out at pre oil change times?
It is supposed to be harmless to seals and bearings? What about the clutch?

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Castrol engine shampoo 1 month 1 day ago #28784

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I've never heard of this product, just make sure its compatible with wet clutch engines you don't to ruin your clutch plates.
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Castrol engine shampoo 1 month 1 day ago #28785

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Just a thought. If it cleans out all the unwanted things, where do they end up ?

I am referring to the oil-mesh, if the stuff ends in there and blocks your oil--flow you will not be happy ...

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Castrol engine shampoo 1 month 1 day ago #28786

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Good point Holger, there seem to be possible issues. I will be installing a 1370 engine kit in time maybe that could be the appropriate time for the engine clean. The oil mesh filter could be checked and cleaned then?

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Castrol engine shampoo 1 month 1 day ago #28787

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Hi
I used it (after a recommendation from a mate) before a major service and top end strip of a very neglected KZ1000 that I was restoring last year: supposed to clean the oil pathways and breakdown sludge.
For approx. £12 GBP I thought I would give it a go: TBH not sure how effective it was, but the oil that came out of that motor was was particularly grotty.
When I refillled the oil I used full mineral 10 / 40, and had no issues with clutch slip.

Cheers Tim
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Castrol engine shampoo 1 month 10 hours ago #28789

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Moz wrote: Good point Holger, there seem to be possible issues. I will be installing a 1370 engine kit in time maybe that could be the appropriate time for the engine clean. The oil mesh filter could be checked and cleaned then?

Sure it can, but that is an effort as far as I know. Just keep a thought towards this issue when using it, the mesh will not necessarily be blocked, but you knowing it is free of any debris will give you a much better feeling.
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