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Seafoam may have saved me
Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:30 AM
Who knows. Maybe I've dodged a bullet. Maybe it will die on the way home. In the meantime, I'm pretty happy.
Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:13 AM
Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:14 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:44 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:19 PM
Seafoam is never recommended for oil leaks (this thread is not about oil leaks for instance).
but the “typical” Subaru oil leak my mechanic has pointed out has gotten worse in the past few months. Should I use the Seafoam?
You want to focus on the issue, not the symptoms. In other words, the oil leak isn't really the issue - it's a symptom. The issue is the bad gasket or seal - that is what needs replaced. Seafoam won't do anything about it. Technically speaking it would make it worse by thinning out the oil and making it leak at a higher rate (0.00001% higher).
Oil leaks are really simple - replace the seal or gasket that's leaking. There is no work around, additive, or "fix" for an oil leak - you simply fix whatever is leaking.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:47 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:21 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:49 PM
Too bad the spark plug fix didn't last. Almost seems a shame to put it to rest just shy of 400k. If I had the money/space I'd make a project out of it, but I already have too many cars.
Seconding Gary's comments, seafoam won't fix an oil leak. The typical Subaru oil leak is the separator plate which just needs to be replaced. No amount of additives will fix that leak.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:55 PM
Welcome to the board Kathy.
That never was my question, would Seafoam fix a leak, I've worked on a lot of stuff and nothing fixes a leak but a gasket. I just wondered with the leak would Seafoam make it worse? So, sounds like it would so I won't use it in the oil until I get the leak fixed. Thanks for your replies. Kathy
Edited by brus brother, 29 November 2012 - 09:05 PM.
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