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1997 Ford Explorer Question: i put to much oil in my ford, and soon after it started running rough.

 

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judi45, 4.0L V6 SOHC, Kittanning, PA, November 14, 2012, 07:50
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it was sittin for awhile before this when we bought the engine the intakes were gooped up, but after puting to much oil in we plugged a hand held machine in it the code read evap, what is that? an would that make it run rough? what else could it be and what else could i do, about the oil thing, help please!!

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    November 14, 2012, 07:58
     Master

    drain the oil and run it with tranny fluid it will clean some of gunk out then drain the tranny fluid and replace with new oil

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    November 15, 2012, 09:04
     Master

    I like 'old school' but I would probably recommend 0-20 motor oil and a quart of marvel mystery oil instead of a quart of oil. Just a thought. Years ago(yeah , I'm THAT old) we didn't have '0' weight oil available for stuff like this....And be patient , don't go over 2K RPMs ...run it for maybe 1/2 hour then drain & fill with OEM rec oil & GOOD filter. And follow whatever else goodguy suggests cause , well..........read my profile ....never mind. Good luck.

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