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Finally! I Seafoamed.

I finally went ahead and seafoamed the truck. Smoke very little at first than I started to up the RPM's and the smoke came pouring out. Took it for a ride to let it all come out and wow what a difference. Idle is so smooth now and I could barely hear it running at a stop light. I used about 1/3 of the bottle.

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How did you keep it from stalling?
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The only time is should stall is when you put it in your intake manifold.
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Right, and he said it smoked so I am assuming that he did just that. I have never heard of sea foam causing smoke from pouring it in the gas tank.....
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Right, and he said it smoked so I am assuming that he did just that. I have never heard of sea foam causing smoke from pouring it in the gas tank.....

I think he put it in the Brake booster line........Im pretty sure.
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I finally went ahead and seafoamed the truck. Smoke very little at first than I started to up the RPM's and the smoke came pouring out. Took it for a ride to let it all come out and wow what a difference. Idle is so smooth now and I could barely hear it running at a stop light. I used about 1/3 of the bottle.

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How many miles do you have on your truck just at couriosity?
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i tried this on my gf's neon and nothing happened... no smoke no nothing. i put it in the intake and did a little at a time to keep it from stalling
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Mine smoked a good bit when added through the Brake booster line
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How do you add it through the intake?
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heres was a 2000 w/ 70k... its still running rought too
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How do you add it through the intake?
i pulled off one of the vacuum lines and stuck it in the bottle, but just enough to suck the fluid but not enough to kill it
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Was that through the brake booster or did you use another vacuum hose?
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Logan, it was thru the brake booster. I did this on my bonneville and it wanted to stall the whole time with that line off, thats why I asked how he did it. I needed someone in the car giving it gas....
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Gotcha. Thanks!
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Was that through the brake booster or did you use another vacuum hose?
im not sure ill have to look
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Was that through the brake booster or did you use another vacuum hose?
i pulled the hose that went from the valve cover to the intake manifold... as soon as i pull it the engine revs then drops then revs again and so on...
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Chris, if you put your finger over the tube when the engine is about to stall, the rpms come right back up.
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Yeah, I know.... I just worry about hydro locking the stupid thing....lol. Thats why I haven't done it on my truck yet...
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It went in through the brake booster line.
When I took the line off I just held my thumb over it to keep the pressure there and slowly sucked up the seafoam.
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I think you'd need alot more fluid than that to hydrolock... I hope so anyway.
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I was worried about hydrolocking too, but I finally just said screw it and did it anyway. No problems at all! No guts, no glory right?
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i did it to my truck a year or so ago and it smoked up my whole neighborhood rofl.

just suck half a can up with the brake booster hose, then let it sit for 15-30min.
after i let it sit for about 25min i went out and held it at about 2k for a min then drove it around.
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ahhaha we did this on my friends truck, and since he rags his truck out and its a pos.. we used a whole bottle ahah he got all nervous when it started stalling.. so he floors it while i still have the brake booster line in the can... needless to say there wasnt much can left haha. and it smoked like none other
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I did mine last night, third of a bottle in the intake and I got almost no smoke at all, odd for such an old high miles motor *scratches head*
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I did mine last night, third of a bottle in the intake and I got almost no smoke at all, odd for such an old high miles motor *scratches head*

do you run at high speeds alot?
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