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I am an Isuzu tech I have not heard of this I have done the service bulletin a number of times for customers but I do not reccomend it anymore because it jus does not work this is one that Isuzu has all wrong.

I own a 96 trooper with light lifter noise on the left bank only I have recently been through the entire engine and I know it is as clean as any one can possibly get I would appreciate any available info on seafoam and where to purchase it maybe I could beter help my customers with this info

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Howdy. Seafoam is a brand name for a top end cleaner. I think they make a few differnt products now. NAPA sells it as well as most other chains. It's decent stuff and I've used it on my old Scouts, but I've heard rumors of the possibiligy of sensor damage.

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Good Stuff. The way it could work for the Isuzu V6 is to clean out the varnish in the lash adjusters, and the oiling system/engine in general.

Here's the official site if you want to read some of the technical stuff on the product:

www.seafoamsales.com

I originally found out about it via the www.anglerworld.com saltwater fishing forum, where the guys running big 2-stroke ouatboards were discussing use of Seafoam as a decarbonizing agent. Have since used it in outboards, motorcycles, lawn mowers, not to mention automobiles, both in the fuel and crankcase, with good results. Have also seen many many testimonials about its effectiveness in all of the above; never heard about any sensor damage though.
 

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I was told by my mechanic that I have a build up of sludge in my engine. He is recommending that I change the oil every 2k miles for about the next 6 changes and doesn't recommend a cleaning agent because he said that this can actually cause lifter noise after.

Ever hear of noisy lifters after running a cleaning agent through the engine oiling system?
 

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Howdy. Well, yes and no. Jules, I think your mechanic is worried about excessive buildup. Sometimes if you send a cleaner through a REALLY dirty engine, a large chunk of carbon can be dislodged and block the oil passageway to a hydraulic lifter and cause eventual lifter failure. This is pretty damn rare though. If you have an adjustable lifter set up, you could remove enough carbon to cause slack in the system due to excessive valve deposits, and hence have a noisy typewriter sound under the valve covers, this only requires an adjustment, and again, is pretty damn rare.

Regular oil is a detergent oil, and your mechanic is betting on these detergents to clean up the system. Here's something else you can do. While changing your oil, let the engine get warm, drain out 1qt of oil, and replace it with an engine flush solution. Don't drive with the flush in. Leave the flush in for a few minutes with the engine running and then change your oil as normal. All in all Jules, I don't think a good cleaner is anything to worry about.

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Yep, Seafoam is a wonderful Minnesotan nector of the motor gods. They make it locally here and it cleans yer engine right up.
I've used it on my jeep before and it's great.
 

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Well I'm a real skeptic(sp?) when it comes to these "miracle" products but I have to say that I am very impressed with this stuff. My daily driver(Nissan 240SX) has always had a stumble/miss at higher RPM (like when I was passing another car). I poured some Sea Foam in last week, drove the car one day, and the stumble is totally gone. It runs much smoother and feels like it has more power overall. I wouldn't use the stuff unless you have a reason too because it's a little expensive but if you have a hesitation problem or something like that I would highly reccomend it.
 
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