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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 12:58 PM
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With my 1990 Sportster with about 400,000 kms on it, every oil and filter change I disconnect the oil return line from the pump, quarter fill the oil tank, and run it until the returning oil is clean, then connect the return line and fill the oil tank fully.
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Instead of "run it" maybe "crank it" untill you have clean oil ... There is no difference but i ensure you it is safer ?

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I never had a HD but if i read it right i would like to ask

Instead of "run it" maybe "crank it" untill you have clean oil ... There is no difference but i ensure you it is safer ?
Or just fill the external oil tank, run it till you get clean oil out of the return line, then top off the tank. That's the way I'd do it.

I change the trans fluid in my cars like that except I use an electric pump to pump the clean fluid in while the transmission pumps the old dirty fluid out. When I see clean fluid (usually around the 3 gallon mark) I stop everything and top off the trans fluid.

It's not a fluid flush but rather a full trans fluid exchange. Otherwise you might only drain and fill .5 to 1 gallon depending on make and model. Maybe less.
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I've never done an "oil flush" and probably never will. Just change the oil at the intervals the manufacturer suggests with the type of oil they suggest. Anything else is just something that makes you feel better but probably not necessary.

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Took the engine apart at 94,000 miles. The engine was clean as a pin inside. No deposits or sludge in there at all. Looked new.
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Oil flushing was a thing back in the day of non detergent oil, like the '50s and '60s. Neighbor used to use kerosene to flush his engines when he bought a used car. Haven't heard much about it since the early '70s though. Showing my age here.
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When bought the 2011 XC with 21,600 Miles on it found out that the 20K Service had been done 10 months+ ago .. Changed the Oil ( Victory ) and Rode it Hard until 22,500 and Changed it again plan on doing again at 25,000 then will go back to every 5,000 Miles or 1 Year whichever comes first .. Even if don't make 5,000 Miles within a Year which is unlikely I still Rid eat least once a week main reason changed as soon as I got it is knew it had sat a lot in the past 10 months ..

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I have changed oil early, and then early again, on bikes I have bought that came to me with old oil in them. It seems a prudent action. To me, if no damage has been done, the routine should prevent damage.

I would not flush with Liqui-Moly, although they claim to offer a Motorbike flush that is suitable for motorcycles with wet clutches - when used as directed. To me, the reward does not justify the risk. YMMV.

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Fill with kerosene, run for 2 minutes and drain.
just kidding. It's way too late and I should be in bed.
I do have to ask why would you install a new filter to filter out any contaminant? I'm sure the old filter is still functioning fine. Its not like it is allowing unfiltered oil threw. All you are doing is starting the new filter off with the contaminants you feel are in the motor.
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I think that is an old wives tale like not swimmng for an hour after you eat. From the days of knurling piston skirts and knurling valve guides.
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Who oil flushes their lawn mowers is the bigger question.

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