• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

seafoam help

Twitch57

New Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
448
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
AZ
Vehicle Year
89
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2
Tire Size
30
so lately the truck has been having problems with holding constant oil pressure.
I ve decided ( mostly due to fear of other possibilities) that the problem is simply too much bad oil in the line and in the oil filter.

my buddy said to just put seafoam in it, so i went and grabbed a bottle. now i feel like a idiot cause it has no directions and im not sure wat to do, do i just pour it in the oil, run it, then change the oil?


help haha
 


Surrey

New Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
1,800
Reaction score
9
Points
0
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
Add it to your oil, run it for a bit, then drain your oil. It is 100% petroleum-based, so it wont dilute your oil. Their website says you can run it until your next oil change if you want.
 

LIMA BEAN

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
3,708
Reaction score
137
Points
63
Location
ALASKA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Use the search bar there is eleventeen billion threads on here about it.
 

straycat

New Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 6, 2009
Messages
5,733
Reaction score
77
Points
0
Vehicle Year
02 06 and 2012
Make / Model
Jeeps
Transmission
Automatic
Use the search bar there is eleventeen billion threads on here about it.
^^^What he said. This is the most posted crap ever!!!!! Seaform is crap!!!
 

LIMA BEAN

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
3,708
Reaction score
137
Points
63
Location
ALASKA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
^^^What he said. This is the most posted crap ever!!!!! Seaform is crap!!!
I was just getting ready to PM you and see if your ok before you posted, thought I heard your head explode.:icon_rofl:
 

Twitch57

New Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
448
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
AZ
Vehicle Year
89
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2
Tire Size
30
mmk thanks guys, my bad on the search
 

Twitch57

New Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
448
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
AZ
Vehicle Year
89
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2
Tire Size
30
honestly im pretty sure its worse, like a bad valve or something
but im pretending this will work cause i dont have the money
 

LIMA BEAN

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
3,708
Reaction score
137
Points
63
Location
ALASKA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
honestly im pretty sure its worse, like a bad valve or something
but im pretending this will work cause i dont have the money
May as well give it a wirl. No offense on posting about it, it just gets done 5 times a week and we have to watch straycats head do this.




We like his brain and all, just dont like wearing it.:D
 
Last edited:

schaffer

New Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2010
Messages
175
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
PA
Vehicle Year
1998
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
do an oil change with a bottom of lucas oil stabilizer

I had low oil pressure in my dodge at stops and that helped...was prolly the oil pump going out,but i got rid of that truck so.
 

adsm08

Senior Master Grease Monkey
Supporting Member
Article Contributor
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
34,625
Reaction score
3,583
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
Hate to break it to you bud, but "too much bad oil in the line and filter"?!?

What line? You have a 2.9L, the filter adapter is part of the block. Also, and oil and filter change get about 95% or more of the old oil out of the engine. Since SeaFoam is a cleaning agent that is thinner than your oil it may not "dilute" it, but it will thin it, not helpful for the purposes of upping pressure.


My advice, dump your SeaFoam in, run it for a while. Let it idle for an hour, go for a nice drive through farm country, whatever, come back, add 3 or 4 more quarts of el-cheapo brand oil and set for a few hours. DON'T start the engine with it that over full, you WILL break expensive internal type things. Come back, change oil and filter, with 1 quart Lucas and 4 quarts 15-40, and an FL-1A oil filter.

Hopefully your pressure issues are just crap blocking the pickup tube. That should get most of it out.
 

Stxrangerbumper

New Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2010
Messages
826
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Age
40
Location
Ontario, Canada
Vehicle Year
2009 / 1993
Make / Model
B2300 / f250HD
Engine Size
v6 3.0L/ 7.3L
Transmission
Manual
adsm08 ,, nice that's what I did, obtained on mine and no oil pressure problem until now

if you oil change always more than normal in the engine, it will form small mountain of soot in the corner and eventually clog the pump any time
 
Last edited:

COPPERHEAD85

New Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
3,490
Reaction score
41
Points
0
Age
58
Location
west tennessee
Vehicle Year
85
Make / Model
ford
Engine Size
302
Transmission
Automatic
How many miles on the engine?
If there is a butt load,the mains are toast as far as clearance goes or the sump is plugged up.Drop the pan and find out what the problem is.
Mechanic in a can = snake oil....I dont care who makes it.
 

straycat

New Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 6, 2009
Messages
5,733
Reaction score
77
Points
0
Vehicle Year
02 06 and 2012
Make / Model
Jeeps
Transmission
Automatic
I was just getting ready to PM you and see if your ok before you posted, thought I heard your head explode.:icon_rofl:
Lol...I got it out of my system and I feel better. I am not a fan of Seafoam. So many shops and truck shows and so many racers I know say it is not a great product. I have never had to use anything like that in any of my cars or trucks. I use Lucas products about three times a year that is added to the gas tank to clean my fuel system. That is something you need to do once in awhile....but, most gasoline has cleaning agents mixed in already. Lucas is the only thing I have ever used. My truck and my Jeeps run as new. I have never had an issue with the fuel systems on any thing I have ever owned.
 

Twitch57

New Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
448
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
AZ
Vehicle Year
89
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2
Tire Size
30
Hate to break it to you bud, but "too much bad oil in the line and filter"?!?

What line? You have a 2.9L, the filter adapter is part of the block. Also, and oil and filter change get about 95% or more of the old oil out of the engine. Since SeaFoam is a cleaning agent that is thinner than your oil it may not "dilute" it, but it will thin it, not helpful for the purposes of upping pressure.


My advice, dump your SeaFoam in, run it for a while. Let it idle for an hour, go for a nice drive through farm country, whatever, come back, add 3 or 4 more quarts of el-cheapo brand oil and set for a few hours. DON'T start the engine with it that over full, you WILL break expensive internal type things. Come back, change oil and filter, with 1 quart Lucas and 4 quarts 15-40, and an FL-1A oil filter.

Hopefully your pressure issues are just crap blocking the pickup tube. That should get most of it out.
sorry i was tired from working all day and was being lazy about my explanation
if i wasnt so stupid tired i woulda searched

by the line i just meant the entire system. and by bad oil i meant dirt and grime,

but thanks for the help guys
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Top