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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject:  Seafoamin' It Reply with quote

So I'm curious, I don't have a garage and I live in an apartment. If I Seafoam a 10yr old engine with 93k on it will I have problems? I have never done it before and other than a headgasket change the engine has had no cleaning or major work done to it.

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You gotta be really careful with this stuff as it's a pretty big deal and serious business. I can't imagine what would happen if i miss applied that stuff.... itd be like feeding a dog chocolate, putting a tinfoil hat on it and throwing it in the microwave for 60s.....
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:50 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

A lot of people use Seafoam on the engine for the first time in a situation like yours. I'd be ready to change the plugs and wires shortly after doing it, but aside from that , I don't think I'd be overly concerned.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Why plugs and wires? I was thinking the worst like oil pan gaskets and such.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Why plugs and wires? I was thinking the worst like oil pan gaskets and such.


I fouled a plug last time I Seafoamed. I would be recommended to change them.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My first time seafoaming my car was at 160,000 miles. I didn't run into any issues, it also didn't smoke very much. I was disappointed, it gave about 10 little puffs on start-up and that was it.

Guess I had a clean engine.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You should be fine. I first did a seafoam treatment around 150,000 miles. No problems but I did change the plugs. They were cheap crap ones and wanted to change them anyway, just waited until after I seafoamed the car. I also used a whole can in the line, let the car sit for 15 minutes and fired it up. Smoked like a civil war cannon at the end of a hard battle. If you add it to the oil, I would drive it for a week or so (500 miles give or take), add the other half to the gas at the same time. Then seafoam the engine and after a heavy drive, change the oil and check the plugs.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I do it occasionally, as of right now i have some in the crank case but i do run it through the vacuum lines often. Never had any problems with it at all.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm curious - which vac line do you guys generally pull to suck the Sea Foam in to?

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I'm curious - which vac line do you guys generally pull to suck the Sea Foam in to?


brake booster

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I'm curious - which vac line do you guys generally pull to suck the Sea Foam in to?


brake booster

That's what I've used too. I had heard of other lines being used before, but unsure of the actual results, that's why I was asking.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I use the other line...not brake booster. Don't know what it's called. When I take the booster line off the car dies right away. But I can't choke the engine out with the other line either, it'll suck up a whole bottle of seafoam without calling it quits. I end up giving it a push on the throttle and that'll kill it. If not I just turn off the car.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I use the other line...not brake booster. Don't know what it's called. When I take the booster line off the car dies right away. But I can't choke the engine out with the other line either, it'll suck up a whole bottle of seafoam without calling it quits. I end up giving it a push on the throttle and that'll kill it. If not I just turn off the car.


What I do is put the booster hose in the opening of the Seafoam can. It should fit snug. Then start the car and tilt can as needed. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Make your own
http://hildstrom.com/projects/seafoam/index.html
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