Definition: A Fluid flush is a maintenance process where all of the oil in a system is removed, new oil (and sometimes cleaning solutions or chemical) is run through it using a special purpose machine to push out grime and sludge, dirt, fine particles, and then it is filled up with new oil. The process is used to remove debris and sludge and replace 100% of the used oil with fresh, new clean oil.
There are some wrong assumption, some states that flushing your vehicle using professional equipment may actually damage your vehicle. They say that the gunk and residue that are being flushed out May actually get lodged somewhere where it shouldn’t be, which could cause failure sometime in the future. Some believe that valves and seals may be bent or weakened with the pressure some machines use to force cleaning solution and fluid through the lines.
On the other hand, most agree that it is a legitimate maintenance procedure for your vehicle. They believe that a flush can help remove residue and materials from the engine, improving its performance and its life span. Whenever you are considering having one done, consult your owner’s manual first, then Precision Tune.
Flush vs. Change
A flush a professional grade machine to completely flush all the fluid from your vehicle and to remove some grime and contaminants. This process runs a special solution through the lines until they come out completely clean and then fills up the system with new fluid.
A change on the other hand simply drains it using natural gravitational forces. Not all the fluid in the system is drained using this method and it does not flush out contaminants. Most say it only drains between 20%-40% of the total volume.
The goal of both changes and flushes is to improve and extend the life, performance and restoring the original efficiency of your car.
What are the Flushing service’s available with PTAC?
Fuel Air Induction Service
Carbon Deposits takes place on intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors and combustion chambers leading loss of power, rough idle, hesitation, misfire, pinging, knocking, mileage and hard starting.
- Clean fuel injectors
- Clean throttle body
- Clean plenum and air-intake
- Clean intake valves and ports
- Remove combustion chamber deposits
- Maintaining stoichiometric ratio in system.
- Reduced emissions
- Restored horse power
- Restored fuel economy
Cooling System Service
Coolant extremely becomes corrosive, literally eating holes in cooling system components. By-products of corrosion damage, as well as rust and scale, clog the passageways that conduct the water through the radiator and choke off the flow. This may result in an overheated engine that may be damaged beyond repair.
The complete cooling system is first cleaned and then all debris and contaminated coolant is completely removed from the system. Then, fresh new premium coolant is added. Conditioners are also included to prevent rust and corrosion and Cooling System Sealer is also included to prevent leaks.
- Overheating prevention
- Foaming prevention
- Controlled rust and corrosion
- Extended coolant life
After 30,000 miles, transmission fluid begins to show its age as it turns brown in color and oxidizes due to the combination of time and heat. Deposits begin to form around the transmission’s many moving parts, resulting in valves that stick and gears that slip or are sluggish and chatter as they shift.
Rather than just removing the fluid found in the bottom of the pan, the complete transmission is cleaned and replenished with the use of special equipment. The transmission and its torque converter have all of their old contaminated fluid removed while new fluid and premium conditioners are added.
One of the hardest working parts of your vehicle will shift smoothly and effortlessly for many more trouble-free miles.
- Deposit prevention
- Smooth operating transmission
- Extended life of transmission.
Drive Line Service
Heat, moisture, extreme pressure and loads cause gear oil to break down of fluid viscosity or to be contaminated, leading to lubrication failure and worn gears.
Remove and replace old contaminated, lubricant from manual transmissions, front and rear differentials, transaxles, and transfer cases. Top off gear oil or the additive package required for vehicle application.
You’ll experience smoother gear-shifting, quieter operation and extended component-life, which will reduce major repair costs due to worn gears.
- Thermal stability
- Extended life of components and moving parts.
- Improved seal performance
Power Steering Service
The power steering pump produces high pressure between 900-1800 pounds, with high heat. This leads to fluid breakdown and failure.Symptoms include groaning and whining noises, erratic steering and pump leaks.
A powerful cleaner suspends and dissolves varnish and gums in the power steering system and then all of the old fluid is replaced with new high-tech power steering fluid for both conventions sector and rack and pinion. The benefit will be a quieter-operating, longer lasting power-steering system..
- Eliminated steering squeal
- Repaired “jerky” steering wheel
- Fluid leak prevention
- Reduced wear
Brake fluid becomes oxidized and contaminated over a period of time and use. Heat and moisture cause corrosion on parts and brake fluid failure. This causes a spongy brake pedal and lead to discolored brake fluid.
The entire brake system is inspected for leaks, master cylinder corrosion, worn pneumatic parts, harmful varnish build-up, broken or rusted bleeder valves, worn rotors and drums and air in the brake lines. All old brake fluid is replaced with Heavy Duty DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid. The result will be a longer lasting, more efficient and safer braking system.
- Increased brake efficiency.
- Safe operation
- Corrosion prevention
- Extended component life