Sea Foam is safe in F150 Ford Ecoboost [SOLVED] Asked by Joe J. In Montana Will this harm the turbos on F150 Ecoboost engine?
Thanks for the question, Joe. No, it will not harm turbos. Both Sea Foam Motor Treatment and Sea Foam Spray are safe in any gasoline engine. Sea Foam and Sea Foam Spray are made from the same raw petroleum material as gasoline and motor oil. There’s nothing about it that could cause harm to a fuel system or engine components, so go ahead and give it a try!
Here’s a great step-by-step video about using Sea Foam Spray in a turbo.
My truck does not idle smoothly. Will Sea Foam help? Do I maybe need new injectors? I only have 65000 miles on the engine. Or is there something else wrong with my 2016 F150 EXLT 2.7L Ecoboost?
A strong concentration of Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a great way to clean, lubricate and protect your entire fuel system (a strong concentration being something like 3-4 ounces of Sea Foam per gallon of gasoline). Best to add an entire can or 2 of Sea Foam Motor Treatment to a low tank of fuel (3-5 gallons) and drive around for 15-20 miles before refilling the fuel tank.
If your rough idle is caused by a dirty fuel injector or a injector tip that is not allowing a good atomization of the fuel, Sea Foam Motor Treatment can help clean those injectors. However, if your rough idle is caused by something outside your fuel system(spark plugs, ignition coil, or mechanical engine problems) it is best to have the vehicle diagnosed by a reputable repair facility in your area before you start replacing parts.
Running some Sea Foam through your Ford is a great way to diagnose it. If it is simply dirty fuel injectors, Sea Foam will help clean them up. If not, you’re one step closer to figuring out the problem and cleaned up your engine in the meantime.
How can you guarantee it will not damage anything in an engine with a turbo? Does your product melt the carbon away or does it break it loose? The large loose particles are what can cause damage. Do you provide some sort of guarantee if I was to use the product and it resulted in damage?
Hey Nathan – good question. We get asked about that a lot. Sea Foam dissolves carbon deposits and fuel gum/varnish (it won’t break loose large particles of carbon). It won’t harm a turbo. All Sea Foam products are guaranteed with a “your money’s worth or your money back” promise.
I was told if I use Sea Foam I will destroy my engine and turbos on my 2017 F150 3.5 ecoboost…
Hi Erik – we get asked about Sea Foam and turbos a lot. It won’t harm engines or turbos. As Jim mentioned earlier, Sea Foam and Sea Foam Spray are made from the same raw petroleum material as gasoline and motor oil. There’s nothing about it that could cause harm to a fuel system or engine components.
Check out this video of Sea Foam Spray in an EcoBoost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwU5sEKlpns
Note: after selling 10’s of millions of cans of Sea Foam Spray over the years (many of which are applied to turbos), we’ve never had a single (not one!) incident of customer or warranty claims causing harm to a turbo.