I changed the valve cover on the car and carbon got into the oil pan and filter. Now it is not getting enough pressure to pick up the oil. Is there anything I can use to put in the oil pan without removing itHow can I remove carbon from the oil pan of a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport?
There is nothing you can put in your oil to dissolve the hard carbon%26quot;quick style%26quot;. If you find a chemical that strong and use it, it would also eat up all your rubber seals causing massive oil leaks (front seal, rear main seal etc).
If your oil is not being picked up by the oil pump..chances are your oil pick up screen in your crankcase is clogged. Remove the oil pan, and clean off the bits and pieces of the carbon. Pour some oil into the valve cover to flush out remaining debris while oil pan is off. Reinstall with a new oil pan gasket, oil and filter. Start engine and notice your oil light or oil pressor gauge. If pressure is normal after you do this, drive for 500 miles and redo an oil change with filter as %26quot;an insurance policy%26quot;.How can I remove carbon from the oil pan of a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport?
I am thinking what you mean is when you changed the valve cover some black carbon deposits fell into the top of the engine and made there way to the oil pan? if they were large peices couldn't you have picked them out of the top before you put the valve cover back on? if any chunks have made it to the oil pan then I would probably dump that oil and hopefully most of the bits come out with the old oil and then give it some fresh new oil and new oil filter, as what you are saying it's pretty bad if it can't even pick up oil from the sump...How can I remove carbon from the oil pan of a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport?
Sounds bad,drain the engine oil,poor in 4 litres of kerosene crank the engine 1 or 2 minutes without letting it start,drain asap and replace filter,refill with recommended oil.
As soon kerosene poured in things should be done fast to avoid seals and gasket contaminations.
Did on dozens of engines specially diesels.
Try at your risk.