Sea Foam cleans piston rings [SOLVED]

I have a 2015 Volvo XC 60 T5 (2.5 liter turbo) and I’m getting some oil consumption problem. From what I’m reading on other forums it seems like a common problem on those engines. Some say it has to do with the third set of rings on the piston and the drainage associated with that ring set. Can Sea Foam help dissolve the possible sludge plugging on that ring set? A friend of mine recommended Sea Foam, but I was just wondering if there have been other people who have used Sea Foam and had the problem resolved or helped by using your product.

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Jim D.
Jim D.
11 months ago

Great question, Greg. Short answer: yes! If the oil consumption is caused by heavy varnish buildup or deposits on the oil control ring (which you mentioned), Sea Foam will help reliquefy and clean away the buildup that’s causing the oil burning issue. It’s a common way people use Sea Foam, and have had good success with the product when dirty control rings are the problem. Here’s a detailed article that describes oil burning and its causes. 

Start adding 1 oz of Sea Foam per quart of oil sometime around 100-300 miles before each oil change. It may take a few oil change intervals, but Sea Foam will definitely clean up those rings. (Sea Foam High Mileage would be a great option too as the formula is strong and quick).

Hope that helps!