How to flush (was: Mobil DTE-13M)
v8q at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 3 12:48:29 EDT 2003
You could spend 30 cents on a lint free paper paint strainer too...
Doyt W. Echelberger wrote:
> I might just reuse the drained Pentosin, without filtering, if it looked
> pretty good. I'd let it settle in a clear jar first, to see what fell
> But, faced with the problem you describe and some evidence of
> with particles/solids, I'd cut the back out of an old T-shirt and arrange
> it in a large cheap plastic funnel that would hold at least a pint,
> and no
> more than a quart. I might use two thicknesses of that T-shirt. I would
> place the funnel, pointy end down, in a wide-mouthed jar of about a
> capacity, so that about 2/3 of the funnel was in the
> jar/container/tank/receiver, for stability.
> As mentioned above, I'd let the drained Pentosin sit for a few hours, to
> settle out the bigger particles.
> I'd carefully and gently pour the used Pentosin through the contraption,
> and see what came out the other side. I'd try to stop pouring before the
> settled portion was reached. Throw away the bottom 10%.
> Be sure to hold a sample of the filtered liquid up in a transparent
> container, like a water glass, and look at it with a strong light behind
> it. Then I would examine the used filter and determine what I had
> accomplished in the way of removing solids. It should get out the big
> chunks, and many of the smaller ones. The really fine suspended stuff
> probably isn't causing any problems and should continue to give no
> Doyt Echelberger
> Ohio USA
> At 02:34 AM 7/3/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>> I'm about to do this for the first time.
>> Just got some barbed fittings today to
>> extend the return lines to a bucket or
>> such under the car.
>> I've got 3+ litres of Pentosin to flush
>> and fill, and save/reuse as necessary.
>> Any recommendations on how to filter the
>> used fluid before reuse? And how much
>> does the system hold, anyway?
>> Ukiah, CA
>> Nothing wrong with reusing the old stuff. BTDT.
>> I'd just get a little filter, and reuse the old
>> stuff to flush, then use the quart or two of new
>> for the system...
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