Sea Foam for dieseling 350 Chevy [SOLVED] Asked by JEFF B. In Alabama Will Sea Foam help with dieseling on my 350 Chevy?
Thanks for the question, Jeff. Dieseling is often caused by excessive carbon buildup in the chamber hemispheres that gets hot (like charcoal) and causes the fuel to ignite. Could also have a hot spot on a spark plug. I would keep the tank fuel low and regularly add a can or two of Sea Foam High Mileage – the higher concentration will work to soften and clean the varnish/carbon buildup as you run your Chevy.
Another idea is to treat the upper engine with Sea Foam Spray through the air intake – consider you’re running a whole can over the intake valves and into the chambers in a matter of 5 or so minutes. You can also remove the spark plugs when hot to spray into the chambers and let soak for a few days at a time.
If the dieseling is related to stuck/dirty compression or control rings, Sea Foam High Mileage in the oil will help clean the rings. Add 1 oz of High Mileage per quart of oil 100-300 miles before your next oil change. It might take a few oil intervals, but Sea Foam in the oil will reliquefy deposits and help the rings return to normal performance. If the dieseling is related to this, that will help.