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Old 07-10-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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About to change the oil and Sea-foam the jeep

So i just bought some valvoline synpower oil and some sea-foam. about to go change the jeeps oil for the first time!(my first time)this is my first vehicle and my first oil change on my own. i once helped my brother change his 66 mustang oil about 3 weeks ago. so wish me luck.

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Old 07-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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All the best to ya! Just remember to put the oil drain plug back in before you put in new. My first time I learned the hardway way so many eons ago. It ran out about just as fast as I could pour a quart in. All I could do was set back and . Would of had a drink had I been old enough

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I'm no fan of Seafoam for general use, why do you feel it needs that in addition to the fresh oil and filter?
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I'm no fan of Seafoam for general use, why do you feel it needs that in addition to the fresh oil and filter?
Was wondering the same thing. Did previous owner not take care of it at all? Is oil on the dipstick thicker than sludge now?
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I'm no fan of Seafoam for general use, why do you feel it needs that in addition to the fresh oil and filter?
it was time to change the oil. i needed to sea foam it because it would bog down really easy and not have much power. after use, i can tell the difference and plus the guy i bought it from said he never done it before.. after i put it in, i could tell it needed it bad.. tons of smoke everywhere.
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Seafoam will produce "tons of smoke everywhere" even on a brand-new spotlessly clean engine.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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Seafoam will produce "tons of smoke everywhere" even on a brand-new spotlessly clean engine.
I disagree, I have used seafoam on a few higher mileage engines and a few really low mile engines. It would only smoke in the engines that had higher miles. The low mileage ones barely smoked at all. Although this is jus my experiences with it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #8
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I disagree, I have used seafoam on a few higher mileage engines and a few really low mile engines. It would only smoke in the engines that had higher miles. The low mileage ones barely smoked at all. Although this is jus my experiences with it.
I agree on this also, I have seen some videos of newer cars, they dont smoke much, with older cars, well they more more carbon to burn
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How does carbon burn and produce white smoke?
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How does carbon burn and produce white smoke?
i feel stupid :O thats what my brother always told me..
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make sure the rubber ring-gasket comes off with the old filter...sometimes they stick to the motor and when you put the new one on it will leak...good luck
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make sure the rubber ring-gasket comes off with the old filter...sometimes they stick to the motor and when you put the new one on it will leak...good luck
came off. checked earlier

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