North Shore Jeeps
Time to get the Jeep dirty! Register or log in to join the fun. If you don't, it's really your loss. There are good, knowledgeable people here. Some odd ones too, but most are o.k....

sea foam good bad?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

sea foam good bad?

Post  Scarytallman on 4/14/2014, 9:14 pm

to seafoam or not to seafoam. what are your thoughts.
avatar
Scarytallman
Class 6A

Posts : 113
Join date : 2014-04-07
Age : 32
Location : Burlington MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  dongalonga on 4/14/2014, 10:40 pm

Smoke show!
avatar
dongalonga
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1047
Join date : 2012-03-20
Age : 33
Location : Lowell, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Mark on 4/15/2014, 9:35 am

Ditto on the smoke show! it does work, your call.
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1297
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Scarytallman on 4/15/2014, 9:37 am

I was full go on it but I received huge backlash from some of my gear buddies.
avatar
Scarytallman
Class 6A

Posts : 113
Join date : 2014-04-07
Age : 32
Location : Burlington MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Mark on 4/15/2014, 9:59 am

Are you talking putting it in the oil or gas tank,, i wouldn't put it in the oil
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1297
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Scarytallman on 4/15/2014, 10:01 am

putting it through the intake and gas.
avatar
Scarytallman
Class 6A

Posts : 113
Join date : 2014-04-07
Age : 32
Location : Burlington MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Tonellin on 4/15/2014, 10:14 am

Great for looking for exhaust leaks

I'd be hesitant to run it through oil on high mileage engines, ya never know what gunk is blocking some leaks from further developing. I've heard good things about putting it in gas tanks as well
avatar
Tonellin
Rausch Creek

Posts : 313
Join date : 2013-01-08
Location : Medford

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  AquilesT on 4/15/2014, 7:11 pm

Ive used it in the gas tank and dramatically increased my MPG's so i would say use it there.. And i would be carefull of putting it in the oil as mentioned. If you feel the engine is sluggish now with loss of power and tune ups , maintenance has been all done through the years then i would get on the highway and give it hell . My jkur was giving me about 10 mpgs for over 3 tanks of gas so i drove it from boston to lawrence like i stole it WOT just burning gas. Next tank mpgs increased by 5 mpgs. Anyways moral of the story maybe your engine needs some extra lovin if it feels sluggish.
avatar
AquilesT
Class 6A

Posts : 198
Join date : 2013-08-15
Location : Roslindale

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Scarytallman on 4/15/2014, 7:39 pm

thanks yeah if i get her out of the shop soon, welding shock mounts, i am going to do the dist cap, wires and plugs, then drive her to bangor. burn all carbon. who wants to come get me around portland?  Laughing 
avatar
Scarytallman
Class 6A

Posts : 113
Join date : 2014-04-07
Age : 32
Location : Burlington MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Jeep4Life on 4/17/2014, 1:07 pm

Scarytallman wrote:thanks yeah if i get her out of the shop soon, welding shock mounts, i am going to do the dist cap, wires and plugs, then drive her to bangor. burn all carbon. who wants to come get me around portland?  Laughing 

I'll be heading back from Dexter sometime on Monday afternoon, Ill be on the lookout for any jeeps on the side of the road. Smile
avatar
Jeep4Life
Daily Driver

Posts : 32
Join date : 2013-09-17
Location : Salem Ma

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Scarytallman on 4/17/2014, 1:09 pm

lol well technically I'll be next door in Carmel. Smile If you hear a lot of swearing from rte 2, swing by.
avatar
Scarytallman
Class 6A

Posts : 113
Join date : 2014-04-07
Age : 32
Location : Burlington MA

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  CrawlingForward on 4/17/2014, 2:25 pm

Yeah, it's like everything else. Everything in moderation.

It's *awesome* for cleaning carbon out of the intake. Every couple years should be sufficient, and make sure you use as directed.

It's good for clearing gunk out of fuel lines and carburetors (I use it for motorcycles a lot) and keeping gas dry and stable. Most likely you won't need it in your Jeep for fuel, but it doesn't hurt.

In terms of the oil, that's the controversial bit. It thins out the oil, meaning you don't want to drive far in it because you have less lubrication, but you can, in fact, run it with Seafoam in the oil. What is does is breaks down the congealed "gunk" oil that might be blocking oil passage ways.

The flip side of that is that it often breaks down the gunk oil that stopping leaks.

So many people assume the Seafoam broke down seals or causes leaks, when the whole truth is that it just exposed leaks that were already there.

If your engine is in good health, I see no reason to put it in the oil. If it's running funny and has lifter ticks and possibly full of gunk, it's definitely worth it, just be aware that it may cause some leaks.

But hey, Jeeps don't leak, they just mark their territory.

And if you ask me, it's easier to top off the oil than replace engine parts due to lack of lubrication...

_________________
95 YJ, 2" BDS w/ 1" shackle lift, 235/85/16 BFG ATs on Cherokee Icon wheels, SYE w/ Tom Woods Driveshaft, 4.88 Ford 8.8, locked/locked
2010 JK Unlimited, Islander Edition

My JeepForum build

Building a Jeep is like masturbating on pain killers. You enjoy the time you put in, but you'll never actually finish.
avatar
CrawlingForward
Moab Dessert

Posts : 822
Join date : 2011-12-09
Age : 31
Location : Flushing, MI

http://www.geoffreymarsh.com

Back to top Go down

Re: sea foam good bad?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum