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My car is due to be service at 38000km can I use an engine

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My car is due to be service at 38000km can I use an engine flush additive before I get in the new oil I forgot to mention that my car is a seat Leon 1.2 TSI thank a
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello

If the car has been regularly serviced with quality oil then you may not need a flush

1st take a look inside the oil filler cap

if its clean then don't bother with the flush and just change the oil

if its got dark deposits inside the cap then its worth doing a flush treatment about 20-30 miles before you plan to have it serviced

its not a good idea to kepp the flush in the engine for longer than this as its isn't good for the oil
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