Clicking noise after being sea foamed


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I have a 2002 Ford ranger 3.0L and we seafoamed it through the intake manifold and it started clicking like a lifter is clicking bit I'm not 100% sure what it is and we have already checked the oil and everything does anybody have any idea?
 


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Maybe you broke it?
 

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Maybe a piece of carbon broke off during the "treatment", if that's what it is another dose could cure it.
 

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Maybe a piece of carbon broke off during the "treatment", if that's what it is another dose could cure it.
We tried another can of sea foam because that's what we thought but it didn't do anything
 

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Could be an injector. Use the old screw driver to the ear trick and try to narrow it down. Chances are it was something that always had an issue but was just gummed up and the gunk kept it quiet...
 

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I found out by an older gentleman that worked on car and trucks from the 1940s --1995 He found out that newer motors don't like this method. But he told me this is for people that don't like to change there oil every 3000 miles. To use 2 quarts of Delo and Diesel gas in where the oil goes run it for 45 mins at 2000 RPM's It will clean out your engines Pushrod engines If it comes out really yucky do it 2 or 3 times It will clean out your engines plus it will clean out your oil pump
 

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This is why I don't use Seafoam.... It seems to work best for people who use it regularly. It's hard to believe stuff in a can will do amazing things that you can't see.... I think sea foam is fine for small engines that can be taken apart easier and have less sensors and moving parts but it you feel you engine needs a cleaning then don't expect a $10 can to clean it for you... This just gives me another reason to not trust the stuff.
 

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I would never run an engine with 2 quarts of diesel fuel in the oil, it has lubricity but not enough. I've heard of using a quart of atf and that's about as extreme as I'd go. Non detergent oil used to gunk things up but I can't imagine anyone using that stuff in the last few decades. In the 70's and early 80's we had carbon knock problems with 200 and 250 six cylinders that we'd cure by getting them up to temp and holding them at 2500-3000 and SLOWLY trickling water down the carb, you could try spraying water into the intake with a squirt bottle but watch the exhaust temp because the cat will get real hot real fast.
 


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