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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?
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

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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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