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Added some Seafoam to the Oil

OK. Not sure if this was a good idea but I put a little (one ounce) Seafoam into the oil. The oil seems a bit darker now so I guess the Seafoam is doing its job and cleaning out the crud. Should I follow up by changing the oil now - or should I just leave it?
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What type of engine? How long did you run it for?
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i would change the oil and not do that again

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i would change the oil and not do that again
FWIW, Seafoam has instructions for adding it to the oil, so he's not "mis-using" the product, if you will.

https://seafoamsales.com/how-to-add-...oil-crankcase/

But yeah, I would change the oil.

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i would change the oil and not do that again
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These things take so little oil that there's no excuse to keep basically fresh oil in them at all times. It won't break the bank.
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Sea Foam only contains petroleum-based ingredients and cannot harm your engine
will not alter the effect of motor oil viscosity
compatible with all types of conventional and synthetic motor oils
will not affect seals, gaskets, O-rings


https://seafoamsales.com/wp-content/...nkcase-Oil.pdf
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If I were me, I'd use a little seafoam in the oil of an older engine and then change the oil after the seafoam has been run for a while (30 mins. maybe)

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If I were me, I'd use a little seafoam in the oil of an older engine and then change the oil after the seafoam has been run for a while (30 mins. maybe)
That was my plan. I just wanted to hear what others had to say. I do appreciate everyone's helpful advice.
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i remember watching those old Slick 50 infomercials.

put some slick 50 in it , run it for awhile and then drain all the oil out and run it without oil . i think the motor will still run without oil.

well, that's what they claimed.

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one of the many reasons slick 50 is snake oil.
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