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I received a service mailer from my retailer and there's a coupon for an engine oil system flush. I picked up a `96 850 a few months ago that needs some work and if an engine oil system flush can clean out buildup or deposits I'm all for it. Is anyone familiar with this proceedure and is it worth it? <p>John
 

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Re: engine oil system flush? (jmmartin155)

Actually, if done properly a 5 cly Volvo can benefit from this. <B>Done properly</B> it can completely clean out the crud from engine<br>Most are sludged up after 80-90 K miles unless the owner was a fanatic about changing the oil <B>and </B>cleaning the breather box. (<B>Most owners are not this fastidious</B>)!
 

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Re: engine oil system flush? (JRL)

Thanks, JRL. I needed some validation that it was something worth doing! I'm on a mission to rehab this car. I will probably end up investing over half of what the car is worth but it only has 146K so it has a lot of life left in it. The only downside is it's not RED....... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'll sell you my (RED) R!
 

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Re: engine oil system flush? (JRL)

<B><I>The only downside is it's not RED....... </I> </B><p>I was lightly teasing you on your affinity toward red cars! Although, between the purchase price of mine and the service costs I'll invest, it would probably cost me less to just buy yours! <p>I'm going to start with getting everything serviced that way I have a clean slate and then I'll think about the mods. I'm looking forward to it, I've always loved the car but just couldn't swing the 39 large or whatever they were back in `96.<p>Thanks again for the info. I'll keep you posted on my progress.<p>John
 
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