Seafoam–can’t believe what it did to my engine!!

Seafoam–can’t believe what it did to my engine!!

work on. The injectors need cleaned out
so I’m going to put a can of seafoam of
the tank I have a sticking lifter so I’m
going to put a can inside the the
uhm crankcase see if that helps some and
awesome of us try to clean out some of
the carbon deposits on the cylinder so
today’s going to be an experiment we’re
going to try out sort of a triple c
fellow treatment additionally after we
do the seafoam i’m going to drain the
world i’m going to try some lucas
heavy-duty oil stabilizer to see if that
will help quiet down the lifters. Ok so
this seafoam says clean fuel injectors
and carb debts due to deposit build-up
control moisture in fuel so this stuff’s
supposed to work on the injectors so i’m
going to put a can of this inside the
tank supposed to take one ounce per
gallon and i have approximately 16
gallon this is a 16 ounce can
I’m going to go ahead and start the
engine so you can hear the amount of
noise these lifters are making but the
lifters do make a lot of noise and I
think it’s probably due to a lot of
we’re honest this engine has has about a
hundred and sixty seven thousand miles
so I changed this oil not long ago and
according to the seafoam instructions I
can add one ounce per quart of oil
either before and after an oil change so
I want to just see how dirty this world
looks right now and then i’m going to
put the sea foam in it and drive a few
hours and see if there’s any difference
in in coloration this doesn’t look too
bad it’s sort of hard to tell but this
doesn’t look like it’s a really black
oil the cord be instructions I’m
supposed to add one ounce per quart of
oil so I’m going to go ahead and add
five ounces to my measuring cup okay
right at five ounces I’m go ahead and
add my five ounces of seafoam into the
crankcase the next step is to put the
sea foam spray into the top of the
engine and as it’s running and according
to instructions I’m supposed to run the
engine it’s already warmed up and I’m
supposed to run it a little bit above
the idol so somewhere around 1,500 rpms
I’m supposed to spray the entire can
until the can runs out and once the can
runs out I’m supposed to shut it off and
basically hot soak it for a while first
thing I need to do is remove the intake
hey the can is empty I noticed towards
the end of spring the seafoam into the
engine I was starting to get a lot of
smoke out the exhaust so this is an
oil-based product or petroleum based
products a lot of us just oil burning
off hopefully some of that was the
carbon deposits on this on the Pistons
that’s burn it off but soon we will find
out one thing I want to point out is the
throttle plate was extremely full of
carbon deposits and the seafoam did a
really good job of cleaning up the
carbon deposits now the metal is not
real shiny so there’s some traces of
carbon left on the throttle plate but it
really broke up a lot of carbon deposits
during the time I was spraying it
against the throttle plate it’s been
right at about ten minutes so I’m gonna
go ahead and start the truck
it’s been about 24 hours since I treated
the engine with seafoam and sort of
recap what we’ve done we’ve added
seafoam to the tank we may add a seafoam
to the crankcase and also we’ve done the
treatment for the intake for the day
what I want to do is I want to pull the
dipstick look at the oil and see what it
looks like see how dark it is
additionally I want to drain the oil and
get a closer look at it so to me the oil
looks a lot darker than did yesterday ok
I’m going to give us send you to start
again I haven’t decision has not been
started in quite some time to the engine
is the engine is very cold and it’s
probably about 45 degrees in the shots
go to make any noise it’s going to
rattle you’re going to hear
a lot quieter as far as the lifter I
don’t hear the lifter at all there’s a
little bit of a slight tick I hear
inside the engine but very very slight
this thing’s way better and I could tell
after doing the treatment yesterday that
I had a lot more low end power before it
would stall out very easily as the
standard shift and just trying to take
off it just had very low end power so
I’d have to really get the RPMs up this
is the oil i just finished draining out
of the crankcase I realized this is not
a scientific way to look at this oil a
scientific approach would be to send
this off to an oil lab and have it
analyzed for the chemical properties but
what I will say is just look at the
world it’s very dark this is well it
only has three hours on it so my belief
is that a lot of the sludge inside the
engine has been freed up and has been
drained out of the oil pan and also what
I’ll say as I added about 5 ounces of
the seafoam and one thing it did not do
it did not destroy the thickness of the
oil the oil still seems to flow so now
I’m going to put in four quarts of oil
and then of course one quart of the
Lucas. Stuff is pretty thick!
Wow look at that stuff, seems to really
supposed to slow oil leaks it’s
supposed to um, it has all kinds of things
it’s supposed to do; reduces friction for
less wear, higher fuel mileage and more
power, and ensures against oil
breakdown in case of overheating,
extends life at least fifty percent
slows blow by for less pollution and oil
contamination, raises oil pressure
or will not sludge or varnish. Alright,
just finished adding the new oil and the
Lucas, let’s see how this engine runs
it is running a lot better i am really
impressed with this Lucas oil treatment
as well as Seafoam. If you’ve got an
engine that you’ve just about given up
on, I’d recommend you to throw a few
dollars at those products and just to
see if it helps. I honestly did not think
it would work either one of these
products and, as a disclaimer just so you
know, I bought these products on my own. I
am not receiving any commercial
sponsorship from any any sort of company
including I’m not receiving any sort of
sponsorship from either Lucas or from
the Seafoam manufacturers. So I
just wanted to try this out on this old
Ford Ranger and I am extremely impressed
the engine is running much better so hey,
thank you for joining today and I hope
you will come back for more videos. Thank

100 thoughts on “Seafoam–can’t believe what it did to my engine!!

  • I use Seafoam in all of my vehicles. I add a can to about every five tanks of gas. I have a 2006 Honda Element with 140,000 miles on the clock. The emissions light used to come on quite often. Since I have been using Seafoam the emissions light rarely comes on. And the car runs great! I also use it in my two vintage Buicks and my 2012 Maxima. I get better mileage and smoother idle with every car that gets a can of Seafoam in the tank every so often.

  • The lifters still need adjustment, I hear an ever so slight tick suggesting the hydraulic lifters are maxed and could use a few turns, but I am very surprised how much of a difference it makes. I've used seafoam on boats a lot for moisture issues and once or twice in the gas and it's always performed as advertised. I'm curious (and afraid to test) how Hondas can handle it in the oil. They seem to be a bit temperamental about using OEM oil. Do you know why? I've heard numerous speculations including whale oil. I'm just guessing at this point and would love some empirical data here. Are Hondas weird?

    Oh, another idea you may consider is transmission fluid and gear oil. Automatic transmissions use a special blend of hydraulic oil that is different than gear oils. You are very good at identifying and describing the differences and sometimes remind me of my diesel/heavy equipment tech instructor. That was 1992 and he could identify and explain just about anything engineered. His experience is master level. It was a game to bring him random bits of metal (machined or obviously specialized) to see if he could tell us where it came from. He never failed. An amazing man. I love your channel, your feedback and how much it matters to my everyday life.

  • I give my wife a full can up her furry feline the morning after she's been out partying with her girlfriends!… just to be on the safe side!!!

  • Oh yeah you have a few problems under that hood. That has to be the old 2.9 ltr that they were putting in their trucks back then. I h ad a bronco 2 with the same engine in it and that was such a waste of a power plant. Very weak engine and they tried to make it up with a transmission that made things worse along with a rear end that was terrible. I miss that Bronco 2 and if I could buy me another one, I would change the whole drive train in it from engine to rear end. Even though the explorer 4.0 wasn't a great system, it was much better than the 2.9. I had a 89 Bronco and traded it on a 94 Explorer Sport. The explorer had nearly 400,000 miles on it when I wrecked it.

  • You can take off that throttle body and clean it with the liquid SeaFoam you pour in your gas tank then reinstall and use the spray can to clean out the engine.


  • Lucas oil like stp is thick and will sink and settle on the bottom of the pan.

    Part store shelves are loaded with gimicks. Billion dollar sucker industry.

  • Seafoam is awesome..I use it in my vehicles and my cleans all the carbon off your pistons and heads and cleans out your fuel system and injectors..good shit..keep up the Frankenstein projects in your shop..enjoy them.

  • Need two people, one to keep it running. But disconnect vaccum line at brake booster and pour it down. It will smoke like hell but will clean it. I like the idea of hot soaking it too

  • Why would you want to put Lukas in the crankcase oil, that thick stuff doesn't look to inviting to me. I would go with 5 oz. of Seafoam again until the next oil change. I used Lukas in my fuel tank before, it doesn't compare to seafoam in my opinion. I have 171,000 miles on my Ford Ranger 6 cylinder and it purrs. It was recommended to be by a friend who was a mechanic for a chemical company over 25 years. A Ford garage mechanic was amazed at the Emissions Tests Results  on my 17 year old Ford Ranger after I cleaned the intake valves as you have. I use the seafoam in the gas tank too. I mean to say, the price of Seafoam compared to buying a new truck these days how can you lose. 171,000 miles and drive it anywhere thanks to seafoam. I even use some seafoam in my mowers and lawn tractors fuel tank and crank cases. When the mower starts running rough, I just add seafoam to the fuel and run it – problem solved! Great video friend, Thumbs up!

  • Great video! I'm having some issues with a 4.3 mpi mercruiser that only has 500 hours and I'm going to try the seafoam to solve a high oil pressure condition which suddenly appeared. I believe the oil pump pressure relief valve is stuck or an oil galley in the engine is clogged. Hopefully some marvel mystery oil soaking in the cylinders, followed by a seafoam treatment, then the Lucas oil treatment will bring everything back to normal. Thanks again for the demonstration!

  • I'm seriously impressed with that!, as there is a lot of sludge you should change the oil filter? I wonder if the Lucas molecular bonds with the oil?

  • Have you ever done an ATF oil flush on an engin?? My wife's car is a high mileage beeter and I'm wanting to try it

  • So what kind of seafoam did you buy ? What were the names of the products ? couldn't see names on the video. My 96 Ranger sounds like yours before you Seafomd it.

  • I had a 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4 3 valve Triton engine plugs have not been done in over 160000 miles I was not going to do these myself thought I would take it to a professional guy with all the right tools he had a look at it told me to run a couple of cans of seafoam through it via the gas tank I ended up taking 3 months due to financial reasons to get the truck back to him during this time I would put one can of seafoam to each full tank of gas I was expecting at least a few of the spark plugs to break as they do he called me a few hours later and said come pick up your truck it's done when I got there he showed me the plugs they were absolutely clean no electrodes left but no carbon he asked me if he could keep the plugs so he can mount them on a plaque beside his seafoam product rack not one plug broke he said that in his 30 years of wrenching on Ford engines he had never not broken at least one plug on an engine with that many miles on it. For me it's seafoam sold thank you for the video

  • so why after I used sea foam did the injectors run WORSE and the car literally dies all the time now

  • I use seafoam in my 2004 Monte Carlo I have almost 300,000 miles I change the oil about every 7000 miles I use seafoam in the fuel system also in crankcase

  • It looks like your throttle body needs a good soak in some carb cleaner. That should make a huge difference in of itself.

  • Hey I got a fund a prelude and I ended up going real fast and revving it real high and now I have a lifter tick and I'm going to try seafoam to see if I get that lifter and stuff I'll report back

  • Hahaha. Comments here are pure liquid gold …! I am gonna buy some seafoam to clean my colon right away. … also unclog tinitus issues .!

  • I was wondering how your Ford Ranger was doing now?

    How many miles / hours

    Since you made this video? And I was wondering how the truck was running? I was wondering if you were still happy .

  • Seafoam works great, but also using gas that's very clean from reputable companies works better.
    You'll get less residue buildup in your tank.
    I switched to exxon, BP and Costco, the ones in my area, and my car is working much, much better.

  • I put this with half the recommeded amount Lucas suddgested and my gear shifter (manual) would prove probamatic. I drained it, and did a a couple of transmission changes and my gears now engauge. This Lucas is way too thick. I only use it on old worn out engines pre 1990 build

  • WOW!!! This is the title I need, My truck Tahoe sat for 2 years – Oil pressure at 0 unless I hit gas. Gonna watch it now! I hope its better than ATF!! LUCAS OIL STAB really quiets lifters on all the Chevy LS engines.

  • Project Farm – the original video for this was over 2 years ago… did the positive results (lifters, sounds, smooth idle/revs) continue for a long time? Notice any issues that popped later up from use of Seafoam?

  • Used seafoam once in a Camaro with v6 was running on half an engine due to the injectors clogged. Can of seafoam brought it back to life! Surely worked for that ol’ ranger.

  • Never can there have been such a deeply practical man with such a collection of deeply terrible engines; it defies many known truths, and yet provides us with hours of entertaining and educational viewing; thank the lord for this crazy anomaly!

  • What a good video. I like your videos, they are so informative about things I didnt know that I should know about. I have a 2001 Ford focus with a manual transmission that doesn't seem to have needs high revs when going into first gear (especially when the a/c is on). I'm going to try the seafoam to see if it helps. Thank you.

  • Here is something I have used for years. About 50 miles from doing an oil change, pour in a quart of dexron 3 or Marvel Mystery Oil. Run your engine for 50 miles and then change oil. Next time, about 100 miles before you do an oil change, do the same thing and add a quart of dexron or Marvel. Change your oil. Do this sequence everytime you change oil while increasing the miles by 50 till you get to 500. Thats 10 oil changes. This will clean the inside of your motor greatly. Its important to not forget or put off your oil change. Its hard to say how much sludge is inside your engine, as it is directly inherent on how well you changed your oil in the past. You dont want to clean it out too fast or you run the risk of clogging your oil pump screen. Once you get to 500, if you do this all the time your engine will be quite clean inside should you have to take it apart. This is great for your lifters and rings too. You can also pour in either solution in gas or diesel fuel. It will lubricate your systems as well as clean it. Compare the cost to all these other things out there. 50 years doing this with great results.

  • Had a little carbon on the valves, could have cleaned that up with water through the intake or vacuum line. Seafoam is a good product though.

  • Great explanatory step by step video. Nothing left to speculate. I would have done the seafood test without any Lucas oil just to isolate the test and keep it free from abiguity as to what results you achieve now and future. Gonna watch part two now. Liked and subbed.

  • Lucas also removes about 15 bucks from your wallet! I have a 2003 focus with 180k, 1997 chevy with 262K and 2008 Taurus with 130K. I have Jiffy lube change oil every 5K using conventional oil. Drive all abou 12K a year or a bit more maybe 15K some years. No engine related failures……yet!

  • I prefer to use Berrymans instead of Seafoam. You can buy two for the price of one Seafoam. Worked for me, hope it works for you too.

  • I have been using oil additives to clean my customers engines for most of my life. Most people just are either too stupid, lazy or both when it comes to oil changes. To really clean out an engine it might take five plus oil changes with additives to remove all the junk that skipped oil change intervals have caused. If it can be cleaned at all. Example the Ford 5.4 three valve as they most of the time need a new engine cost of 6 to 7 thousand plus the mechanics time. What a nice bill for being cheap or lazy for sure. I can tell you that once the oil is cleaned you better keep on a schedule of two thousand miles for the oil and filter changes. Otherwise the lifters will not recover from the treatment. That is what I have learned from my customers, especially women as they remember everything except oil changes. Imagine that, using both hemispheres of the brain and can not remember something that simple. Good day to you too.

  • Why wouldnt you take your throtle body off and clean it first instead of pushing it all through the engine?

  • I seafoam any and all used cars that are mine, parents etc…then replace plugs and wires/air n oil filters, plug wires and coil packs or coil on plugs to ;D always replace that stuff as it'll carbon up everything do it enough it'll clog 02 sensors to but 1 good time is good

  • warns us this engine has 167k miles… I shrug it off . Thinking of my 2010 Nissan Altima with 230k. Ish. Miles. I took it basically through out all of USA with my friends.

  • Hey guys… great video btw, you can hear the difference. Im curious, I have black smoke that comes out of my veloster 13 turbo, once i pounce it! The manual frowns upon adding additives and the tale pipes are black! Has anyone tried on VT or Turbo period? Oil changes are reg 6k blend…

  • Well you saw how great it worked. I have been using Sea Foam for years. Before they came out with the spray, I was using a vacuum port (with a nice long vacuum hose) closest to the throttle plate and letting the suction lift the fluid off of its surface. (just hold the hose really close to the cleaner and you will see what I mean) As far as the additive in the fuel tank, the best I found is the CRC. It is about $20 for a bottle, but well worth it. I have an old pickup that I was putting premium in to fight off spark knock. (caused by carbon build up which makes hot spots and pre-ignites fuel) After using CRC in the tank, I now use regular gas and it has less knock. Now onto Lucas. Most of my experience is using it in transmissions. Great stuff. It takes about a week of regular driving for it to fully do its magic. Don't tell everyone about this because my next cheap car is cheaper if the seller is motivated to sell because it has problems that I can fix for really cheap.

  • Holy crap… If you'd just taken care of it to begin with you would have had the rattling lifters and encrusted throttle body…

  • I bet spraying fine water myst into the throttle body after engine is nice and warmed would clean just as good as it steam cleans the carbon.

  • Wow, the video is PROOF for me. I've used Lucas oil before but now I'm adding Seafoam to my list, a million thank yous from my 2012 Jeep Patriot!!!!

  • The fumes from seafoam is extremely toxic and can make you dizzy and even kill you if you inhale enough of it inhaling seaafoam fumes is the same as inhaling spray paint fumes never inhale the fumes because the fumes are extremely toxic

  • I had the same truck and engine. The oil pump was weak on all of them. The oil passages clogged due to bad oil flow. Every lifter clicked. But the stinking engine still worked. The clicking brings back good memories. Ranger was my first vehicle!!!!

  • Here is a suggestion, it might be difficult to get sponsorships, but for quick buck you could use Amazon affiliate link in case people like the product then can just click on the amazon link to buy it and you'll get some $$$ out of it. But yes, like what everyone else said, if there is a brand you trust look into a sponsorship deal, I think 700k subscribers and 7.4 million views on this video should convince them.

  • Sea Foam is great. I always keep some extra cans on hand, especially around Christmas as they make great stocking stuffers.

  • First used Seafoam in 2011 in a 1976 Honda 360 that hadn't run in 10 years. The carbs were not happy until I used some seafoam and then they became very happy and idled and everything. Sold it two years later.

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