Seafoam--can't believe what it did to my engine!!

  • Published: 12 March 2017
  • Does SeaFoam actually work in a vehicle? The ultimate test---a 30-year old truck with noisy lifters and horrible oil pressure! This engine sounds like a 1990s era diesel! Did this stuff work? The video will provide proof!
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  • Mullay2
    Mullay2  3 years back

    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.

    • B Carson
      B Carson  1 weeks back

      @up yours 150-200k, is where I am looking at this time. My Honda has 251,200 miles and runs just fine. High mileage is the way to go.

    • I Will Be Champion
      I Will Be Champion  2 weeks back

      It’s another way of saying
      Check engine light

    • hksjoshua
      hksjoshua  2 weeks back

      What is a emissions light? Never heard of it???

    • I Will Be Champion
      I Will Be Champion  3 weeks back

      Renegade 1000
      If it aint broke don’t fix it

    • Renegade 1000
      Renegade 1000  3 weeks back

      My 2003 element has now 320,000 miles and still going strong. Love the dependability of a Honda lol may have to try this seafoam out. Still kind of scared

  • Carl Cox
    Carl Cox  3 hours back

    Think I'm gonna try this. My dodge ram with 225k miles sounds like a John Deere tractor

    • Sam Sobi Pictures
      Sam Sobi Pictures  9 hours back

      Very good video. I will expect new videos. Thanks. -Natalie

      • Brandon Dickerson
        Brandon Dickerson  10 hours back

        If you haven't already you should try Marvel Mystery Oil I've used it with good results it really seemed to quiet the engine on my old Honda and make a run much smoother I put it in the gas and in the oil as instructed

        • Jesse
          Jesse  10 hours back

          Aw man, you got some seafoam spillage when putting it in the tank, that's not going to be good for your paint!

          • 2drunksracing
            2drunksracing  13 hours back

            Usually an engine with symptoms like yours I would slowly pour transmission fluid down the carburetor and would help burn out carbon and lifter tick. But now this video got me thinking how to do an injected engine.

            • Mike Crawford
              Mike Crawford  19 hours back

              good show thank you

            • Clark Kent
              Clark Kent  22 hours back

              Let's hear it after 5000 miles

            • Luke Smith
              Luke Smith  23 hours back

              After this video, you deserve some sponsorship. Thanks for sharing this.

            • Rodney Miller
              Rodney Miller  23 hours back

              That shit is the best

              • Project Farm
                Project Farm   18 hours back

                Amazing results with several vehicles. Thank you

            • Stephen Faulkner
              Stephen Faulkner  23 hours back

              rrreally good product it seems.. Awesome engine clean, flush and lube

            • Randal Ellis
              Randal Ellis  1 days back

              This may not be a scientific test but it’s impressive as hell. I love how honest it is and the fact he’s not getting sponsorship from the two companies. That’s a night and day difference. The smoke from the pipe was crazy burning off the carbon. Great video!

            • Raymond Sherman
              Raymond Sherman  1 days back

              The trick to getting all the Lucas out of the bottle is to add a cup of oil to it and give it few shakes so it flows.👍

            • Richard Li
              Richard Li  1 days back

              this is still helpful 2019

            • azianknight
              azianknight  1 days back

              7:52 How I check before I stick my tongue in that poonani

              • Charles Johnson
                Charles Johnson  2 days back

                I did this today for two vehicles: 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3L V6 (220k Miles), 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 (163k). I also added 1oz. Per gallon of fuel to the tanks and 1oz. Per quart of oil to the crankcases. Honestly, the Ford didn’t really make much smoke at all throughout the spraying process, only after the hot soak did it produce minimal white exhaust. The Hyundai, however, smoked a fair amount throughout the spraying process and then minimally after the hot soak. The Hyundai seemed to have a bit of clanking and knocking at start up after the hot soak, but that went away about .5 miles away from the house. The Ford started ok but the idle fluttered for a minute or two after the hot soak but went away before I left the parking spots. I’d did recognize that both engines had better throttle response and ran smoother during the “aggressive” driving and at idle after returning home. All in all I’m please with my $60 invested. We’ll see what the oil looks like and what improves after this tank of fuel. I’m curious what others think about the fact that it was 30degrees outside while I did this; of course knowing I let the cars warm significantly before beginning?

              • jrb982
                jrb982  2 days back

                I'm a Project Farm channel addict, and really appreciate the unbiased product reviews and testing! I mean no disrespect, but I am curious though about your comment in this video, that there was carbon buildup on the throttle plate. Isn't carbon buildup the byproduct of inefficient spark/ignition from running rich or oil getting past the rings? If so, how would that end up on the throttle plate, with only intake air being drawn past the plate?

                • Project Farm
                  Project Farm   1 days back

                  Thank you very much! The Ford Ranger has the PCV venting in front of the throttle plate, which caused the buildup. Seems like a poor design.

              • Kris Slevens
                Kris Slevens  2 days back

                I've never been more addicted to a YouTube channel, you're what Consumer Reports could have been if they properly tested products or figured out the internet. Thank you for your brilliant videos, as a prolific DIY'er living in a 1950's cape on a cement slab, I'm constantly doing projects and I swear for every project I do, you have a video for to get the BEST prouct. Wish you had a Patreon, I'd love to donate for this material monthly.

                • Project Farm
                  Project Farm   2 days back

         Thank you!!

              • Bryan C.
                Bryan C.  2 days back

                You could have done the same thing with kerosene. Can't recommend the Lucas viscosity modifier. Adding that to a cold engine is asking for trouble.

              • Antonio Robles
                Antonio Robles  2 days back

                Knock knock....... who's there ???????

                ......." engine breaking" ........

                Engine breaking whooooo 😬😬😬😬😬🤦‍♂️😁😁😁😅😅😅🤣🤣🤣

                • Qmed Joe
                  Qmed Joe  2 days back

                  I’m not sure if that’s what did it but I used Seafoam about three or 4 times and my catalytic converters started throwing codes. Their now junk.

                  That throttle body could use a good cleaning

                • Ronald Schild
                  Ronald Schild  2 days back

                  Thanks for producing this. I hear so many varying opinions of SeaFoam that I don't know what to believe. You've presented a very honest testimonial. By the way, is that a glass bead blaster in the background of your shop? If so, perhaps you could do a review or demo on it and other competing products (hint, hint ... cough, cough ... Harbor Freight) ;-)

                • TheDaikashido
                  TheDaikashido  2 days back

                  idk, a can of seafoam is $10 and injectors for that thing are like $15-20

                • pantera tanker
                  pantera tanker  2 days back

                  Does the engine still run?

                  • Project Farm
                    Project Farm   2 days back

                    Thank you. Yes, the engine runs great. I need to replace the clutch soon. Seems like a great video idea

                • Ken R
                  Ken R  3 days back

                  I wish my truck had 167,000 miles. It’s a 2001 ford ranger going on 319,500 lol.

                • Anonymous Lewis
                  Anonymous Lewis  3 days back

                  Can u put seafoam in a v6? Or

                • cem oğuz
                  cem oğuz  3 days back

                  ıt sounded like it has bearing seizure

                • John Smith
                  John Smith  3 days back

                  Howcome you can't use the spray on diesel motors?

                  • John Smith
                    John Smith  2 days back

                    @Project FarmYou mean it will blow it up?

                  • Project Farm
                    Project Farm   2 days back

                    If you use it in the intake, it will over rev the engine. It work serve as a fuel source

                • xray364
                  xray364  3 days back

                  Wow! Very impressive. If you still have the vehicle, what was it running like a few weeks, months later. Also did it effect the mileage in any way. If the engine is running better then I expect better mileage should be the result.

                  • xray364
                    xray364  2 days back

                    Project Farm incredible that a 3rd party product can do that sort of thing. I got a Hyundai diesel that I wish I could quieten. Also my son has a Ford Mondeo diesel and I think the transmission in these have been horribly unreliable. I’m wondering if maybe they got something similar in Australia where I live as I don’t think I’ve seen the brand you used here

                  • Project Farm
                    Project Farm   3 days back

                    I still have the Ford Ranger and it's still running great. Thank you

                • Silver Justice
                  Silver Justice  3 days back

                  Note to every who uses this! Unbolt you’re catalytic converter so you don’t risk clogging them up! Great video!

                • K Hilgers
                  K Hilgers  3 days back

                  Sea foam is an isopropyl alcohol fuel drier for use in 2 stroke outboard engines. It has virtually no effect on 4 cycle engines other than removing water from the fuel.
                  Techron fuel system cleaner is an actual cleaning solvent with NO ALCOHOL that actually cleans your fuel injectors and intake valve deposits. Seafoam? Not so much.

                • Alex Szablewski
                  Alex Szablewski  3 days back

                  how did the engine run 2-5,000 miles later and did you do any other maintenance or repairs?

                  • Project Farm
                    Project Farm   3 days back

                    No other maintenance or repairs and the truck is still running great. I drive it around my farm (off road) and the truck stays in 4wd at all times due to some pretty demanding work. I've ran many tanks of fuel through the ranger and it's still running strong. It will need a clutch soon.

                • Steinar K
                  Steinar K  3 days back

                  No oil filter change?

                  • Shawn Barczak
                    Shawn Barczak  3 days back

                    With adding the Lucas product as thick as it is...I have tried to warm it up before adding it. That seems to take away some of the thickness of the Lucas product. I am truly happy with the Lucas oil conditioner. Been using it for a while thanks to a suggestion of a friend. I myself have had good to decent results from using it.

                  • Thor Engebretsen
                    Thor Engebretsen  4 days back

                    Used sea foam on the son-in-law's 2003 dodge Hemi 4x4 today. (360,000 km)
                    It didn't smoke a lot when we sprayed sea foam into the intake with the engine running.
                    We let the engine sit for about 1 hour before restarting it.
                    The smoke was intense! It hovered through the neighbourhood like fog after revving the engine.
                    Took it for a run on the highway, leaving a huge plume of smoke for a distance.
                    So surprised how much better the truck is running now!

                    • Project Farm
                      Project Farm   4 days back

                      Impressive results! Thanks for sharing this experience.

                  • oxogenn
                    oxogenn  4 days back

                    167,000 miles of hell

                    • Project Farm
                      Project Farm   4 days back

                      lol. Great point. The truck was in bad condition when I purchased it.

                  • TheRealoldcar
                    TheRealoldcar  5 days back

                    Would MMO have given similar results?

                    • Project Farm
                      Project Farm   4 days back

                      I'm not sure, but MMO is a great product

                  • Charles Johnson
                    Charles Johnson  5 days back

                    I’m gonna try this on my 2007 Hyundai Santafe with 230k on it.

                  • Justin Time4action
                    Justin Time4action  5 days back

                    Sprayed seafoam into intake....Lost straw! lmfao

                  • GrottoLova
                    GrottoLova  5 days back

                    I did Seafoam on my 1998 Chevy truck with 200k. Was clickity clack. Seafoam in gas tank and oil and run it according to instruction. Bam, she's quiet as a church mouse

                  • Mark Steele
                    Mark Steele  5 days back

                    I'm the executive vice President of Seafoam. Would you do us a favor and change the title of this video? Oh, and try throwing that other stuff in the microwave for 2 or 3 minutes before you use it. It makes a big difference. Make sure you loosen the cap first, unless you need to lubricate the microwave.

                    • The Unknown Dungeon
                      The Unknown Dungeon  5 days back

                      5:10 We get it, you vape.

                      • arthurwarren2able
                        arthurwarren2able  6 days back

                        Switched camera angle to middle so it didn't pick up on sound as much.

                      • arthurwarren2able
                        arthurwarren2able  6 days back

                        Right after i plowed my goat....lets work on my farm truck...wink wink. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                        • LaserHawkFTW
                          LaserHawkFTW  7 days back

                          Yeah I think I will get some sea foam for my new purchase next month. It’s only an 09 but best to start early

                          • Project Farm
                            Project Farm   6 days back

                            Great point! It's a lot easier to deal with a little carbon build up vs a lot of accumulation. Congrats on the purchase!

                        • Craig Mouldey
                          Craig Mouldey  7 days back

                          That was one nasty-sounding engine at the beginning. It sounded normal after all the treatments.

                          • ltcajh
                            ltcajh  4 days back

                            My Ram 1500 sounded like that, but it was warped exhaust manifold that broke bolts. Ram is famous for this. Check if you have a Ram.

                          • Project Farm
                            Project Farm   7 days back

                            Great point! Thank you

                        • palerider957
                          palerider957  1 weeks back

                          Very well done!

                        • herculesx
                          herculesx  1 weeks back

                          Nice after effect, Well done to the point Video, I would take the Throttle body off and Clean all that Gum out? I had a friend use seafoam and worked really good, the Lucas looks really thick I don't know how the Lucas would be in the Northeast where it goes to 5 below? We have an older Subaru Forester with 140k that sounds like this Ford, Maybe I will try seafoam.