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About to seafoam, wheres brake booster line?

I'm not exactly sure which is the brake booster line. I have my guess but I want to know for sure before i do it. I'v searched but only found descriptions. Does anyone have a pic of it? Thanks
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different year ranger but should help....

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...e+booster+line
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its the only line coming off the big round thing(booster) attached to the master cylinder. It runs from the booster to the intake.
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Jared how many miles are on your truck? Seems a bit new to be seafoaming..
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Well others have already answered your question but I just took the time to circle it in a pic, so im going to post the pic anyway. lol

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Got it done woot woot. More smoke came out than expected but i guess it's a good thing that I went through with it. Idle is alot smoother and quieter and thats all I'v noticed so far. Hopefully tommorow I'll notice some big improvements goin do the freeway.
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I never get smoke

I have done it in 4 vehicles to.....
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what is a good amount of milage to have before doing this? I have 60k mi on my 4.0 and it has hard starts bad gas milage and a rough idle
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I dont think there is a certain mileage that needs to be hit before you can use seafoam. The only caution that I have heard is that using it on engines with a **** load of miles can cause problems.
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what is a good amount of milage to have before doing this? I have 60k mi on my 4.0 and it has hard starts bad gas milage and a rough idle
I would Seafoam A.S.A.P.
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I need to do some Seafoam, but i gotta wait until the next oil change.
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i thought if ou put the seafoam in the brake booster line you dont have to do an oil change only if you put it directly in the oil. am i right?
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I used it through the booster and if you let it sit the five minutes after it ran at temperature it will smoke pretty well if you rev it up some. I didn't change my oil either. I use Marvel Mystery oil as an additive to the synthetic instead.
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so some people put 1/2 the bottle in the brake booster and others put it in the gas and others put it in the oil. Can i put 1/2 in the brake booster the other 1/2 in the gas (at the same time) and not have to change the oil?
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Okay seems a lot of people don't understand Seafoam at all. For starters, there are instructions on the bottle, read them.

There's three injections methods for Seafoam, and they all do different things. You can put it in the gas, oil, or brake booster.

1) Gas - Cleans fuel injectors, fuel lines, removes moisture from fuel lines. May require changing the fuel filter sooner as the filter catches the junk.

2) Oil - Cleans out the buildup in your oil crankcase. Requires changing the oil filter soon after.

3) Vacuum (Brake Booster) - Cleans intake valves, cylinder, top of the piston, exhaust valves, etc. This is the most common method, and is the one which causes excessive smoking. May require changing the spark plugs sooner.
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What Tommy said.

Very well put
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alright thanks for the info but can i do two methods at the same time
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Okay seems a lot of people don't understand Seafoam at all. For starters, there are instructions on the bottle, read them.

There's three injections methods for Seafoam, and they all do different things. You can put it in the gas, oil, or brake booster.

1) Gas - Cleans fuel injectors, fuel lines, removes moisture from fuel lines. May require changing the fuel filter sooner as the filter catches the junk.

2) Oil - Cleans out the buildup in your oil crankcase. Requires changing the oil filter soon after.

3) Vacuum (Brake Booster) - Cleans intake valves, cylinder, top of the piston, exhaust valves, etc. This is the most common method, and is the one which causes excessive smoking. May require changing the spark plugs sooner.
What if I just changed the spark plugs about 1,000 miles ago and I run seafoam? I won't have to replace them again will I?
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What if I just changed the spark plugs about 1,000 miles ago and I run seafoam? I won't have to replace them again will I?
I've read that Seafoam only fouls the spark plugs if they are already in a bad condition to begin with, if that's true or not I have no idea. I wouldn't worry about it though. I know most people don't change their spark plugs after using Seafoam, and haven't really read any complaints.

If anything you may want to just pull out a spark plug and check it out afterwards, or change your spark plugs a little sooner than you would on your regular maintenance interval.

Or heck, if for some weird reason you saved your old spark plugs, re-install them, seafoam, and put back the new ones.
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I've read that Seafoam only fouls the spark plugs if they are already in a bad condition to begin with, if that's true or not I have no idea. I wouldn't worry about it though. I know most people don't change their spark plugs after using Seafoam, and haven't really read any complaints.

If anything you may want to just pull out a spark plug and check it out afterwards, or change your spark plugs a little sooner than you would on your regular maintenance interval.

Or heck, if for some weird reason you saved your old spark plugs, re-install them, seafoam, and put back the new ones.
Lol, thanks TommyC.
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Just sea foamed my rig and it's running a lot better!

Thanks RF.
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Hello all,
I have a 2000 3.0 4x2 automatic ford ranger with over 230k miles. I am fairly sure it has never been seafoamed using the brake booster method. I use gumout, marvel mystery oil, seafoam and Lucas ethanol treatments in the gas tank all the time. Here's my question though I have never had a problem engine wise out of my truck in the three years that I've had it. The previous owner was a salesman and 210k plus miles are interstate miles. So my check engine light keeps coming on and it turns my 20mpg cool quick little truck into a slow chugging slug of a vehicle and drops me to about 13 per gallon... If I were to seafoam the truck using the brake booster method, would it clean up the carbon deposits that are causing my sensors to misbehave? Or would it mess up my truck? Again I put cleaners and solvents in the tank every 2-3 weeks and I use only premium gas. And advice would be helpful I just want my little buddy to have some pep in his step and get better gas mileage.
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It shouldn't do any damage. I usually do it in the booster line right and a little in the oil right before an oil change. That way all the crap it cleans out goes out with the dirty oil. Just expect it to smoke.. a LOT. Read the directions and you will be fine.
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It shouldn't do any damage. I usually do it in the booster line right and a little in the oil right before an oil change. That way all the crap it cleans out goes out with the dirty oil. Just expect it to smoke.. a LOT. Read the directions and you will be fine.
Thank you sir!! I will be doing this tomorrow afternoon
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