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Old 04-10-2010, 09:33 PM
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How many of you change the oil in the top of the engine to prolong injector life?

I've been watching the videos of Bill Hewitt on POWERSTROKEHELP.COM and I came across the one where he talks about changing the oil in the top of the engine to help prolong the life of the injectors. I'm very anal about maintenance. So I want to do this myself. I was wondering who else does this, and what you used to pump the oil out? I'm looking for an electric pump that won't break the bank. If you guys have any ideas on what pumps will work well with oil and are affordable, please pass the information along. Thanks.

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its a waste of time. the pump is fast enough to suck clean oil out of the pan and into the heads within a short time. and if you change your oil on a regular schedule, then there shouldnt be any sludge or build up to worry about.

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but then thats an excuse for stage 1 or 2 injectors XD
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I wouldn't say that name too loudly on this site. A lot of the higher-ups aren't a fan of him.. LOL
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And I don't think it's necessary.. At all. But that's just me and I'm anal about maintenance too
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if you had a dime... for every time the word bill hewitt was mentioned on this site.
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hahaha lol XD
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i do it, but i only change the res, it's easy for me, i have an oil sucker......i suck out the res and refill it, my oil stays cleaner a little longer, but I'm highly suspect of hewitt's claims of dramatic increases in injector life because of it.......while his videos have some great info, like the leaks video and stuff, he gets a little weird about some stuff......
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i do it, but i only change the res, it's easy for me, i have an oil sucker......i suck out the res and refill it, my oil stays cleaner a little longer, but I'm highly suspect of hewitt's claims of dramatic increases in injector life because of it.......while his videos have some great info, like the leaks video and stuff, he gets a little weird about some stuff......
i had to edit my first post since i was thinking the link was to the vid where he drained the oil out of the pan and let the engine run till it died from lack of awl. watched the vids too lol. that third one showed the sludge that came out of the heads
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Here's as unbiased as I can get.....

#1 Do it if it makes you feel good, certainly won't hurt anything.

#2 Bill Hewitt is absolutely WRONG in his assertion that the oil in the heads is the same oil the motor was built with. When, in fact, it is actually circulated with the rest of the engine oil and you can prove this to yourself, anytime, if you really wanted to.

#3 All you're doing is deluding yourself into thinking you're doing a "Really Good Job" of changing your oil and treating your truck So Much Better than everybody else who doesn't want to go through the extra effort

#4 Bill lacks some common sense in Many of his opinions, but has some Great Videos to share.

#5 see #1.....
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