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That's the protocol for the lubro moly cleaner product. The oil additive - included in the 'clean' fill - is a moly supplement rather than a cleaner. The higher detergent oils [the Pennzoil Ultra Euro, or even more so, Ricky Bobby's diesel fave, Rotella T-6] add to the cleaning during the next oil cycle. If the vehicle has been abused, really gunking up the engine, agree that these aren't the cure, but that doesn't seem to be the OP's issue.
I thought that the OP's issue was that he wanted to buy a flush product (ie a cleaner, not an additional additive), and that he wanted a Lubrimoly product because of reading good things about it on the web. And the web is never wrong. All this despite the fact that he had no symptoms that he was trying to fix, and may cause more problems that he solves in using this product on his high-mileage engine.

This is apart of course from the original problem of being a good ol' boy from Texas stuck in the backwoods of Canada. Poor boy.

If the quest is for an additive for the clean oil, recommend not using them. Just buy decent oil. Doesn't have to have moly, there are lots of comparable additives, but some have moly if that is what people want. Adding a different additive package in to an engineering fluid like a modern engine oil is pretending to be a better chemist than the oil company engineers. Any additive is just as likely to worsen the oil as improve it.
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synthetic oils have cleaners in them you realy don`t an addictive to clean the engine ,the oil is doing that for you .
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Oh, there were symptoms... like oil being dark in just 2000 km... pointing to a dirty engine
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Oh, there were symptoms... like oil being dark in just 2000 km... pointing to a dirty engine
No connection. Oil colour is used by disreputable oil change shops to sell service work. In reality oil colour has nothing to do with it being fit for service. If you had a diesel the oil would be black minutes after changing it.
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If you had a diesel the oil would be black minutes after changing it.
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I have "rescued" two vehicles now using Seafoam. First a SAAB-a known unit for sludge- it would only run well enough to get on trailer to get it home. I lifted a liter of oil out and put Seafoam in, put it on fast idle up to 2500 for 30 minutes. It just kept getting smoother and running better- finally there was no no lifter noise and it ran like a top. Similarly bought a bargain 01 X5 with obvious problems- took a chance that it was Vanos and oil. Tried same trick and 30 minutes later no noise and running smooth. In both instances that was my first trial of Seafoam. I use T6 since reading about EPA mandating the reduction of additive packages in all oils designated for use in gas engines-T6 being designated diesel should be good.
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I have "rescued" two vehicles now using Seafoam. First a SAAB-a known unit for sludge- it would only run well enough to get on trailer to get it home. I lifted a liter of oil out and put Seafoam in, put it on fast idle up to 2500 for 30 minutes. It just kept getting smoother and running better- finally there was no no lifter noise and it ran like a top. Similarly bought a bargain 01 X5 with obvious problems- took a chance that it was Vanos and oil. Tried same trick and 30 minutes later no noise and running smooth. In both instances that was my first trial of Seafoam. I use T6 since reading about EPA mandating the reduction of additive packages in all oils designated for use in gas engines-T6 being designated diesel should be good.

Good stuff too. Used their transmission additive and hard shifts went away (different vehicle).
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I have "rescued" two vehicles now using Seafoam. First a SAAB-a known unit for sludge- it would only run well enough to get on trailer to get it home. I lifted a liter of oil out and put Seafoam in, put it on fast idle up to 2500 for 30 minutes. It just kept getting smoother and running better- finally there was no no lifter noise and it ran like a top. Similarly bought a bargain 01 X5 with obvious problems- took a chance that it was Vanos and oil. Tried same trick and 30 minutes later no noise and running smooth. In both instances that was my first trial of Seafoam. I use T6 since reading about EPA mandating the reduction of additive packages in all oils designated for use in gas engines-T6 being designated diesel should be good.

As Riggodeaux mentioned, I'm a T6 man myself. The 5w-40 weight is perfect for all seasons for me here in Jersey.
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Heh, I went to school in Jersey.

Looks like the cap mayo stopped forming since the t-stat was replaced, and after a good burping, the heat is toasty and the truck is acting right. Will probably still change the oil next week, since I usually do a few short interval changes whenever I buy a used car. Going to try the moly, as I found a can of it yesterday.

RE: seafoam, I 'ved used it on a few vehicles. Once I made the mistake of putting it in the tank, crankcase, and brake booster line of an old Subaru outback in the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Georgetown, Ontario, aka Snitch-ville. Holy Shiite, there was a HUGE cloud, so I crept the car around to the back, trailing a massive wake of smoke. In less than two minutes the cops were there, but I shut her off in time to go unnoticed.
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