Using Sea Foam Motor Treatment in oil in Isuzu Trooper [SOLVED]

I have a 1994 Isuzu Trooper with a 3.2L gasoline, 24-valve, V6, DOHV, about 280,000 km = 175,000 miles.

The truck was neglected for a while and developed a “tick” sound in the engine. I’ve given it 2 half-can treatments of Sea Foam so far and it’s much quieter. How often should I repeat the treatment to stop the tick noise? Do you think it will continue to improve? What is Sea Foam – is it primarily a detergent?

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Jim D.
Jim D.
3 years ago

Great questions Allan. We are glad to hear that Sea Foam is working for you! It seems you’re dealing with a sticky lifter noise. Sea Foam in oil works to liquefy the sticky residue buildup that causes lifter ticking. Sometimes the noise goes away immediately, sometimes requires up to 2 or 3 oil change intervals. In any case, adding Sea Foam every oil interval will continually clean the crankcase and should cause the lifter noise to stop.

What is it? Sea Foam is made from 3 petroleum cleaning and lubricating oils – it does NOT contain harsh chemicals or detergents. Hope this helps!