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Using Sea Foam in a Ford F150 with a turbo Ecoboost engine? [SOLVED]

I have a 2016 Ford F150 with a 3.5 Ecoboost engine. Can I use Sea Foam in the gas tank if the engine has a turbo?

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Jim D.
4 years ago

Thanks for the question Mark.  Sea Foam is always safe to use in ANY gas or diesel engine, including your turbo Ecoboost.  Sea Foam added to your tank will work through the fuel system to clean and lubricate fuel injectors and upper engine areas, then is pushed out your exhaust with the burned fuel.  There is no relationship whatsoever to how Sea Foam works in fuel that would have any effect on the turbo parts.  On another note, your engine has a GDI (gasoline direct injection) intake. Check out Sea Foam Spray for cleaning the intake valves!

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

Will burning sea foam added to the fuel cause an increase in exhaust gas temperature and therefore be harmful to the turbos? Also, same question as to adding the spray cleaner into the throttle body? Does that cause a hotter potentially damaging exhaust?

Brian Miller
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Hi Tom. Compared to gasoline combustion, Sea Foam added to gasoline would decrease both chamber and exhaust temperatures. When applied, Sea Foam Spray would also cause a temperature decrease. In any case, none of the concerns you’ve described would occur. Hope this is helpful!

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Is seafoam safe to use in the crankcase of a turbo engine?

Conner Kranz
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Sam

Hey Sam – yes, Sea Foam is safe in the crankcase of a turbo.

Austin
Austin
1 year ago

Can I put some Sea Foam in the oil and run it for a day before an oil change? Will that help or hurt the ecoboost in anyway?

Conner Kranz
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Austin

Yes, you can use it in the oil. We recommend adding it 100-300 miles before an oil change to give it time to clean. It made with 100% safe ingredients and won’t hurt the ecoboost. it will help clean residues and deposits from the crankcase. Hope that helps!

James Smallwood
James Smallwood
1 year ago

How often should I use the Sea Foam Spray in a 2012 F-150 with the Ecoboost 3.5 turbo-charged engine? Also, I have added Sea Foam after my oil changes. Pennzoil platinum ultra full synthetic with a Fram Tough Guard. Half the can to 18 gallons of fuel and the other into the crankcase with the new oil. Should I do this differently for better results

Brian Miller
Admin
1 year ago

Hi James. For any GDI engine, we recommend a Sea Foam Spray intake cleaning every 10,000 miles. Personally, I use two cans back-to-back. For your other question, the only thing to do differently is to add Sea Foam to the fuel when the tank is low in order to realize a greater cleaning concentration. Can always add more fuel after you’ve drive 20 miles or so. Hope this helps!