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WaterDR 03-04-2012 04:27 PM

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.

I-Want-A-Jeep 03-04-2012 06:07 PM

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!!!

WaterDR 03-04-2012 08:43 PM

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.

TJspeed 03-04-2012 09:16 PM

so you just dumped the whole can in to the motor?

WaterDR 03-04-2012 09:29 PM

Maybe a third to a half. A full can is 16 Oz.

WaterDR 03-04-2012 09:33 PM

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.

wellbuilt 03-04-2012 09:38 PM

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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