Originally Posted by ozark705
I'm still a noob, but I wanted to get some of your thoughts about Seafoaming my Taco before swapping to synthetic oil. My truck has 83k on it, but after scouring TW, I am wondering if doing the seafoam before swapping to synthetic was a good idea. So before this becomes a pro/anti-seafoam thread,just interested in those with some more savvy than I before I do a rookie mistake.
I have added seafoam to my gas as a preventative measure type of thing (once a year to help clean injectors etc), but I've never added it to my oil or in the vacuum lines. The vacuum line thing kinda scares me a bit dumping in so much at once, and I'm really unsure about adding it to the oil, causing it to thin out. Many others have done it though, so I guess it cant be completely devastating, but just not something I feel comfortable with doing on my engine.
I really dont think its necessary to do it before switching to synthetic though. Oils have detergents in them already, unless specified as non-detergent, so I'm not sure about the benefit of adding in even more cleaner unless its been neglected. I suppose if it hasn't been driven for a while or someone went too long between oil changes that it might help some, but I wouldn't worry about it if the trucks been maintained.