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2006 Kia Sorento Question: I was told that i would need the oil pan to be dropped and engine cleaner run

 

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rosalitao, Potwin, KS, January 14, 2013, 13:29
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...to clean out sludge from engine.What should it cost?
Would i be better of having them take apart the engine and cleaning it?Is my car ruined?!

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    gmc4me January 14, 2013, 14:36
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    If they are recommending an engine flush which supposably cleans out engine slug that usually runs around $100 plus oil and filter at aftermarket quick lube type shops. The oil pan does not need to come off to perform this service so maybe you have a leaky oil pan gasket that they also quoted you for.

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    rosalitao, January 15, 2013, 11:33
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    I was told it had alot of sludge. I know I didnt always get my oil changed on time, but i didnt just let it go either.They said that they would need to run and re-run engine cleaner thought it and drop the oil pan and then change then I would need to change the oil every 500 miles for a bit to clear it all out. The dealershp told me the cost would be 450.00

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