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    Unhappy Engine flush?

    Right my dad's Passat 1.9 TDi is poorley, well the oil aint been changed since the stone age - Its performing very sluggish and dont like going over 3800 RPM and has no pull in her.

    The oil is like sludge and i know that aint helping. So im going to drop the oil and change the filter as its due for a nice service. But with the oil being like quaker oats im presuming an engine flush would do it some good... So what do you need to do it yourself? Im trying not to take it to a garage as im not letting dad pay for something i know i can do with ease.

    Any advice appreciated
    I dont own a vauxhall, i own another vw

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    Usually you would need:

    Oil flush (either flushing oil - or additive type) - follow instructions.
    New oil suitable for the engine.

    The process normally involves putting the additive in and running for a bit, then changing oil.
    If you're worried, it may be worth doing twice. (if soing twice, then just use cheap oil for the first refill)

    Be warned that flushing can sometimes clear deposits from the engine that are sealing leaks !

    If you can do an oil change you can flush your engine

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    Okie pokie - cheers coo. Also do you think the oil being bad ( i mean bad) having anything to do with the performance? I know it will have some effect but how much effect can running a car on quaker oat's do your engine? Blocking up breathers ect
    I dont own a vauxhall, i own another vw

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    You would be amazed at how much difference clean oil will make.
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    It certainly wont help ..... get yourself a look at the air filter if clogged and manky it won't help.
    - basically service stuff first

    IIRC glow plugs last a long time..

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    If it's really gunged up, you may be better using flushing oil rather than an additive.

    It's basically a very thin oil - so drain the oil out change the filter, refill with flushing oil and then run on fast idle for a few mins (follow instructions), then drain again, replace the filter (again) and refill with normal stuff.

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    Cleaned the air filter out today, still may get a new one as there not expensive. Got some injector cleaner too (red-ex) why not lol
    I dont own a vauxhall, i own another vw

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    Its going to national tyres for a oil change and a flush tomorrow. better in a way as it dont have to wait untill monday to be done. job done
    I dont own a vauxhall, i own another vw

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    The car has been for a flush and an oil change and the problem still percists, the turbo is spining up but theres no power. Its intermittent
    I dont own a vauxhall, i own another vw

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    Probably the AFM then. VWs have as many AFM problems as Vauxhalls.
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