Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - SLUDGE CITY (Warning: graphic content)
View Single Post
Old 01-10-2013, 06:45 PM
bkgreene39's Avatar
bkgreene39 bkgreene39 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Brooklyn
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 464
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 528i
Originally Posted by skibbySTFU View Post
I think the "correct" thing would be to tear it down, clean as much as you can by hand, then follow the manual on oil change intervals. But who has time to do that for sludge? Seafoam according to their bottle can be put in the oil. But two things, probably not approved in the manual, possibly even forbidden. And you run the risk of it taking this sludge build up off in chunks and clogging oil passages.

I see oil changed more frequently helping, how much would have to be confirmed by some of the guys on here. Personally I don't see it making a noticeable difference from the little experience I have.
Interesting. I do not have this issue currently, however I was curious. I read a long time ago that certain mechanics would put atf into an engine to clean it? Ever heard of that?
Reply With Quote