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Old 09-26-2011, 06:50 PM
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I bought some seafoam the other day and proceeded to add it to the crankcase on the truck. I read the directions and it called for 1.5oz for each quart of oil so with a little math 7quarts of oil multiplied by 1.5oz of seafoam equals 10.5oz of seafoam. So I put in about half of the 16oz bottle in. I have noticed the truck idles a little rough at startup and the oil pressure is in the low to mid 60's under light acceleration. After the truck warms up the oil pressure didn't get above about 52 or so. Is this behavior normal? I have only driven 35 miles since putting it in but it makes me nervous and I am wondering if I should drain the oil and change it ASAP. Any suggestions or input???? Thanks!
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My experience with seafoam as a crankcase additive has been as a cleaner/flush. I have not used it in my Ram crankcase yet (i do add it to the fuel every 10k miles), but in my Jeep I would add it with some fresh cheap oil, run it up to temp for a few miles then flush and change the oil again. Normal 3k oil changes and a flush every 15k or once a year. The newer high quality oils and newer engines dont seem to leave nearly as much buildup. I have heard of many people leaving it in as well, but I choose to use it as a flush. I will probably do the crankcase around the 50k mark.
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Yes i normally pour seafoam into my oil just before an oil change, to flush out any gunk. I'd change your oil and see how it goes.
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alright thanks guys, I have around 45 miles with the seafoam in the crankcase, I might let it in there till the weekend and change it then, should be around 100-150 miles then.
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My advice, don't ever put anything in your oil except good oil at manufacturers recommended viscosity. With todays oils, normal oil changes, 3000 to 5000 miles, your engine will not need flushing out, ever, period. Waste of money.
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im sure seafoam wont hurt when used AS DIRECTED but a 2010 is not going to need gunk and sludge cleaned out unless it was seriously abused.i use seafoam in tank and vacuum intake hoses only.because i use sythetic oil and not worried about sludge related gunk issues in the oil.theres no way the seafoam has the same viscosity values as good oil,so you will be watering down the oil and viscosity, not something i would be taking a chance with,especially a low k newer engine.just my 2 cents dont shoot me.
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My experience with seafoam as a crankcase additive has been as a cleaner/flush. The newer high quality oils and newer engines dont seem to leave nearly as much buildup. I have heard of many people leaving it in as well, but I choose to use it as a flush. I will probably do the crankcase around the 50k mark.
^^^Yup, totally agree and I use it for flushing only also. New oils do not need help, unless you don't like money...
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Unless you know you have buildup I wouldn't add anything to flush the oil. Modern oils are not as dirty as they were in the past if they are changed regularly and synthetic is even cleaner.
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I always love it when folks pour something exotic in the tank or crankcase and THEN ask if it was a good idea or not...
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I always love it when folks pour something exotic in the tank or crankcase and THEN ask if it was a good idea or not...
There are many people out there who do, I was only asking for advice on whether or not what I was experiencing was "normal" I had never done it before and was looking for some HELPFUL and INFORMATIVE comments. You can take yours elsewhere...Thanks
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