Executing an Effective Sump Conversion
Aging lubricants produce progressively higher levels of sludge, insoluble polymers, carbon deposits and other insoluble oxidation byproducts.
Prior to sump conversion, the equipment owner should observe for tell-tale indicators of a need to clean the sump thoroughly. The flushing process may be perceived to be an expensive, complicated and time-consuming extra task for an oil change. However, some conditions justify the effort.
Simply draining the refilling the simple sump does not remove all of the objectionable material from the sump. Highly contaminated reservoirs on critical systems warrant extra attention to assure the full potential of the new fluid.