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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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2002 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L 140k Miles

Hello all, today I decided to seafoam mt TJ and I gotta say I'm glad I did it because its safe to say that the engine had a lot of carbon build up from all the smoke. Anyways, I did an Oil Change about 5 months ago (Mobil 1 10W30) and before I Seafoamed, I checked the oil level, it was fine, and still very clean. I proceeded with the Seafoaming, 1/3 in the gas tank, 1/3 in the vaccume line, and 1/3 in the engine oil.

I was just curious if I should change my oil now since Seafoam is sitting in it. I've heard mixed reviews and I'm sure I will on here but my engine oil is still relatively clean after 5 months (and I do a lot of driving) so I was wondering if I should do this or not or just let it sit? Will this be safe?

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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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I always drove for a day with the seafoam in the oil then changed the oil.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Risking your engine over $60 does not make sense to me. Change it at 3k like you normally do.
I have always treated seafoam as a annual pre filter treatment to be ran for less then 100 miles before the filter/fluid change. Usually put in a day or two before changing.

Here is some good reading:
http://www.seafoamsales.com/tech-info-gas-engines/
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Had heard alot bad negative about sea foam in oil.

If it was me I would put 1 quart of ATF in oil then gentle drive highway for 50 miles then change oil then drive until 5,000 miles.


How many miles was that on oil?
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Sea foam thins the oil when added to it, drive nice for a couple of days to clean (dont beat on it) then change the oil and filter.
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Sea foam thins the oil when added to it, drive nice for a couple of days to clean (dont beat on it) then change the oil and filter.
It's been in it for about 25 miles, I plan on changing it when I get home
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Risking your engine over $60 does not make sense to me. Change it at 3k like you normally do.
I have always treated seafoam as a annual pre filter treatment to be ran for less then 100 miles before the filter/fluid change. Usually put in a day or two before changing.

Here is some good reading:
http://www.seafoamsales.com/tech-info-gas-engines/
Good link!

I have been thinking about doing this but I always slap my hand when I reach for the Sea Foam because I am unsure about putting additives in the gas/oil, etc. Maybe it's time to try it out and see what happens.
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putting it in the gas tank is great, best way imo thins the oil,,,,, i dont want my oil thinned by anything, put that shit where it belongs in the gas tank
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Seafoarm in my gas tank/vac line ended with a large nasy carbon stain in the driveway. Awesome!


I dont like adding things to oil.
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If you do end up doing it you will be fine, just be prepared for a LOT of smoke, I thought something was wrong but after the smoke cleared she ran like a bute
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