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Old 03-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Lifter tick is gone!

When the weather got cool, my lifters started chattering like cold teeth. Used High Mileage Valvoline Synthetic blend and a half a can of Seafoam and after two or three tanks of fuel (which is about 3 months for me) there is no sign of chatter no matter how cold it gets.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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So did you replace "x" amount of oil with the half can of sea-foam?

How many miles on your rig? I've used sea-foam in the gas tank but have always been skeptical with it in the engine oil. Especially for 3 months!!!

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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Nope. Just tossed it in. It is such a small amount. According to Seafoam you can keep in the entire oil change cycle and I know guys that use it all the time.

I will probably add more right before the next oil change and then perhaps add new oil without it and see what happens.

I am a chemical engineer but i don't claim to know what will happen and how the inside of the motor looks. I just know I had a tick and it is now gone.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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so you just dumped the whole can in to the motor?
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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Maybe a third to a half. A full can is 16 Oz.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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Label states to use 1.5 Oz per quart and can be used before oil change or for long term use.

It does state to change oil when it becomes dirty. I change my oil twice a year which is about 2,000 miles.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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I have had a lot of luck with tuff oil It has saved many motor for me .
I add a bottle with every oil change . 10 30 wt .
No tuff oil = lifter tap with tuff oil no tap . john

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