How does the machine work?
After the oil is drained, adapters connect the machine to the car through the filter hosing and the drain plug port. A heated detergent solution is then pumped under 42 pounds of pulsating pressure through the oil reservoir, passages, oil pump, and up into the valve train. Then it backflushes the oil pump and pickup screen of the engine. The solution breaks up and dissolves sludge throughout the engine, removing the sludge and debris. Finally, the oil lubricating system of the engine is now clean and can function as originally designed. This process takes approximately 10 minutes.
What is in the solution?
The BILSTEIN R-2000 special solution is a high quality, lightweight, mineral oil base solution with a proprietary formula of detergent and additives designed to quickly break up and dissolve the sludge in the engine. After flushing, a light oil coating remains on critical wear surfaces and there are no dry start problems after the service.
Is the solution toxic?
It is non-toxic and solvent free.
How hot is the solution?
The solution is heated up to 110 degrees F.
Does the first car get better cleaning than the 40th?
No! The solution is formulated to do more than 40 flushes, but allowing only 40 flushes assures an optimum cleaning for every vehicle.
Could the pressure blow out the seals?
No! The machine operates at 42 pounds of pressure, which is less than the normal operating pressure of the engine.
Is the machine made in America?
Can the machine clean diesel engines as well as gasoline engines?
Is the machine equipped to flush every car?
Currently it comes with adaptors that fit approximately 95% of the vehicles on the road, and the adaptors are available for most other applications. As new, commonly used applications are discovered, the necessary adapters are machined and made available to all existing customers.
Has an engine ever been damaged as a result of the service?
No! Hundreds of thousands of flushes have been performed around the world without damaging any engine.
If you change the oil regularly, why do you need the service then?
Through its normal operation, an engine accumulates abrasive particulates that increase internal engine friction and wear. The oil filters are there to remove these particulates, but with 30w oil used in the engine, the filter is unable to filter fine enough to remove all of these impurities. The longer a customer goes between oil changes, the less effective the oil filter becomes. The result of these particulates, along with other by-products of gasoline combustion is called sludge. This sludge and debris will gradually build up throughout the passageways of the engine, including the oil pump and pickup screen. During a normal oil change, an average of ½ liter of sludge - highly contaminated oil remains in the engine. When the new clear oil is added, it is immediately mixed with this highly contaminated oil. The result is oil that is already laden with wear accelerating particulates. This condition is readily visible in most engines almost immediately after the oil change, when the dipstick is removed and the oil is visibly dirty. Until the development of the BILSTEIN R-2000 Engine Flush System, there was no other way to remove this sludge without taking the engine apart.
How does flushing out the engine improve the car's performance and gas mileage?
Sludge build up causes the engine to lose its performance, because it interferes with the ability of internal parts to operate freely. When oil passages are constricted with sludge, the oil pressure to crucial parts of the engine is reduced, especially to the camshaft, valve train and timing components. Emissions are also affected by a dirty engine. Flushing the engine will allow oil to flow more freely throughout the engine. Oil pressure improves, critical moving parts receive the correct amount of lubrication, and the engine simply runs cleaner and better. It will now operate more efficiently, with more power, and with better gas mileage.
With the additional time for this service, will it disrupt my traffic flow?
You should experience no drop in traffic. The service will add about 15 minutes to a normal oil change, but this fully automated machine allows the technician to leave the machine once the service has been started, and he has 10 minutes to do other things. The end result is that he can turn out an engine flush almost as quickly as he can do a normal oil change.
What kind of result can my customer expect after the flush is performed?
Many customers immediately say that their cars have more pep than before. Many say that it runs quieter, it can now get up the hill in one gear less than before, and they are now filling their tank less often. Most importantly, they can’t believe that even after 1500 km, their oil is still clean and not the black dirty oil that they are used to.
Isn’t it true, if the sludge is holding the engine together, if you remove it with a flush, the engine will fall apart?
No! If the sludge and varnish have baked on over the years, and have become a part of the engine, the only way it can be removed is to take the engine apart. But these hard deposits are not a problem. If these baked on deposits don’t break off under normal operating pressures and a normal operating temperature of over 160 degrees F, there is little or no chance that it will break loose with 45 PSI and a temperature of 110 degrees F. Soft sludge is the stuff that causes most internal engine problems. This soft sludge is what the engine flush process removes.
Do you recommend the service for new cars, as well as older cars?
Yes, when used as regular preventative maintenance, your engine should continue optimum lubrication performance levels as long as you own it.
If older high mileage vehicles are flushed, will they burn oil and have compression problems?
No! When the engine is flushed and cleaned, foreign matter that could cause burning is removed and the engine compression is improved.