FLUSHING ENGINGS

  • Tiny
  • msgrali
  • 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • automatic
  • 91,000 miles

I took my car to my dealership because one of my headlights was not working. While I was there I decided to get a 90K mile check up. It turns out according to the dealer there was carbon deposit build up and the flushed the engine several times without telling me first. Now when I turn on my engine it makes this loud noise and knocks, plus it creaks. They told me this when I went to pick it up and probably there was engine damage and need it to replace the engine.
I took the vehicle to 2 other mechanics and both told me that an engine flush should never be done on a vehicle with 90K or more miles on it, and a car that is not use to frequent oil changes. The car is a 2007 model were they right in what they did?R your question.

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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 6:44 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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I wonder why dealerships promotes engine flushing. I see more harm than good with the process. I would make them responsible for the damage to the engine, at least partially if not fully.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 AT 5:46 PM

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