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dusto74
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May 17, 2010, 10:37 PM

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So how long should you leave Sea foam in your oil ? ''Unsure''


Hammer Time
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May 18, 2010, 5:39 AM

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Personally, I would never add that stuff to oil. I don't see where any good can come from that. If the system is sludged up, adding this will just loosen gunk that is better left where it is. If it's not already sludged up, then simply changing the oil is the best thing for the engine.




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Tom Greenleaf
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May 18, 2010, 6:49 AM

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Ditto and I like SeaFoam but by the spoonful and NOT for oil. As HT said, if sludged just change the oil more often and let the new oil slowly clean it up if not way too late. If you rush it it will/could throw chunks of sludge and it's game over,

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dusto74
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May 20, 2010, 9:49 AM

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 that makes me feel better for asking because i was thinking ya it mite clean off the lifters but what about the nasty !@#@ on the bottom of the pan thanks for your help


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dusto74
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May 20, 2010, 9:53 AM

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thank you for the help it always helps to ask someone thats been there done that before you go there and brake that "LOL" thanks agin guys


Tom Greenleaf
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May 20, 2010, 10:19 AM

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I need to beat this up some more: If you've looked at some engine parts - lifters, pushrods, the small holes that feed bearings thru everything you'll find they aren't so large. Even in many sludged engines that still run well but might tick a bit when cold those holes/ports for oil are mostly still open and the sludge builds up out of moving oil's way first in higher temp areas.

If you moved that fudgy/cake all at once it could plug the screen of the oil pick up or move along and "log jam" at a bearing or part where it won't flush out so well and then it will behave like "out of oil" for that item.

I've bought vehicles that were obviously sludged and had the cold sticking lifter thing but wanted the dang cars so bad for other reasons bought them anyway. Changed oil out way over the standard 3,000 or 3 Month interval and years later did need to go do something inside and the sludge was all GONE! It took time with just the detergents that come with quality rated oils.

If you have an engine with obvious operating troubles and overhaul or replacement is a high maybe - go ahead and try the tricks. Plain ATF - just one quart and change it out fairly fast can work or if no help the real damage is done.

Sludge (IMO) is caused by the additives wearing out along with high heat. Overheats or prolonged use when a cooling system is marginal can speed it up.

There isn't much magic in a bottle for repairing things thru a car that plain good care wont handle alone,

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dream_warrrior
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Oct 2, 2010, 10:17 AM

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Hello, if your just looking to get your lifters to keep from rattling, the next time you do an oil change, replace one of the quarts of oil with 1 quart of tranny fluid. if you have a 5 quart system, 4 quarts oil + 1 quart transmission fluid. It works great.


Hammer Time
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Oct 2, 2010, 11:27 AM

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No, that is not good advice and will do harm to the engine. The ATF will not only loosen all the dried up sludge and cause it to float around but the ATF has very little lubricating properties and will cause wear to the engine, especially after all that sludge you just loosened up gets cause in the oil pickup..




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Oct 2, 2010, 5:44 PM

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This is crap! Dream_Warrrior at least come close to even spelling a user name!

Go away!

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Discretesignals
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Jul 9, 2011, 1:23 PM

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The only thing that I use PeeFoam for is decarbonization on the Ford 5.4L 3V engine before removing those idiotic spark plugs. Anything to limit the chance of one breaking is worth it in my opinion. I've broke quite a few and had to use the special tool, but PeeFoaming the engines kind of helped. Thank goodness Champion came out with the one piece design. Like those engines will last another tune up before the cam phasers fall apart (half of them are knockers).. Angelic





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Hammer Time
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Jul 9, 2011, 1:25 PM

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This is a real old thread. Try to respond to only current stuff.




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Jul 9, 2011, 1:29 PM

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Omg your right. Still learning this forum. How do you keep track of the threads you responded in?





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Jul 9, 2011, 4:00 PM

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If someone replies to you specifically, you will get an e-mail notification. If you go to the main forum page, any categories with questions that you haven't read yet will list the new quantity in red so once you have opened a forum category, it resets and the next time you see the main forum list, new questions or replies with be in red.. The folder on the left side also lights up yellow when there are new replies.




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Jul 9, 2011, 4:19 PM

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Your view should show the date and even time of day a post was made under the user name. If you click on the user name you should get whatever info they wanted there and ability to send private messages if they enabled that. It will show when they resisted and how many posts they've made. Alone that doesn't really mean much as many have left over the years and some just get the answers they want and never heard from again.

This format is soooo much better than the original but needs some IT work which can cost bucks to really change things but runs on shoestring budget not trying to get anyone rich here and nobody gets paid so you know,

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