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Sea Foam

Can some one post a pic of the vaccum line that I am suppsed to use with the Sea Foam. Could you also explain how to do it again.

I want to use it today and I am gonna put some in my gas tank (about half ful) and I want to use some in my vaccum line.

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BTW: have an 02 4.0L SOHC
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driver side of engine... theres a big black cylinder against the fire wall... the 1/2" hose connected to that
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Thanks. I will let you guys no how it turns out. And as far as putting some in my gas, is it okay to put some in with a half tank?
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You'll be fine with putting the rest in your half full tank.
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i just did it to my truck and i guess it helped out a little. smoked a lot so i know it had a lot of buildup but not sure on improvements yet
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Well I did mine yesterday and it smoked some but not to much. Next time I think I will let it sit in there a little longer. Does it hurt to do it often?

We did my buddies 96 Ford Bronco 5.8: and it smoked pretty good. We also did my dad 01 Silverado with the 5.3L and it smoked like a brother with weed.

All in all it was a good time and something that I think was benificial.
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well not to much smoke is good... means that your engine is burning the fuel well
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Actually not much smoke could also mean he wasn't putting it in very fast, which is ok. Honestly before I felt a difference, I probably poured 10-15 cans of the stuff through the intake. But that was a work ranger, and we were bored. My lord you never felt such a peppy little 2.5!

Really wouldn't recommend doing that though. We had probably an equal amount in the fuel tank also. End result was, it ruined the spark plugs and the fuel filter, but it actually gained some good power back. Oh and I guess it did detonate like crazy for the first month after that. But that went away.
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Actually not much smoke could also mean he wasn't putting it in very fast, which is ok. Honestly before I felt a difference, I probably poured 10-15 cans of the stuff through the intake. But that was a work ranger, and we were bored. My lord you never felt such a peppy little 2.5!

Really wouldn't recommend doing that though. We had probably an equal amount in the fuel tank also. End result was, it ruined the spark plugs and the fuel filter, but it actually gained some good power back. Oh and I guess it did detonate like crazy for the first month after that. But that went away.
Holy **** Guys!!!!! I mean, damn, I can't wait to buy this stuff and use it on my 2.3L but damn! 10-15 cans!!!! and the same in the tank! Holy cow!!!!! I guess, that if all that was bad was the spark plugs, fuel filter, and little bit of detonation afterwards.... oh well, I would too!!! Do you have Gas mileage improvements (numbers)?
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Man you are crazy ^^^^. I can tell a difference will the 1/3 can I did with my truck.

I also did my brothers 98 F-250 with a 5.4 triton. His smoked a little but not to much.

I guess that is good.

How often do you guys do Sea Foam.
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driver side of engine... theres a big black cylinder against the fire wall... the 1/2" hose connected to that
The brake master cylinder?

Just pour a little bit down the throttle body. And I do mean a little. If you pour too much, you'll stall it. Common sense prevails in this case.
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Holy **** Guys!!!!! I mean, damn, I can't wait to buy this stuff and use it on my 2.3L but damn! 10-15 cans!!!! and the same in the tank! Holy cow!!!!! I guess, that if all that was bad was the spark plugs, fuel filter, and little bit of detonation afterwards.... oh well, I would too!!! Do you have Gas mileage improvements (numbers)?
It's nothing I would recommend. If you figure it out, we spent nearing $200 retail on sea foam. I'd say 2-3 cans would unclog most of the stuff, but you gotta be careful because if you have too much carbon buildup on your valves, a chunk of the carbon can break off and fall into your chamber.

Sea Foam is something that's best when used regularly from the start of the engines life (probably every 5000 miles from new) just to keep the valves and intake clean. If you want to clean them off on a 100k mile truck, your best bet would be to take the head(s) off and sandblast/hot tank everything. Fuel system cleaner is great, but only when you've been using it for the engines whole life.

Also, it's hard to record the MPG on that truck considering if it wasn't stopped or just cruising, it was floored. Which is amazing considering that not only did it have 215k miles on it and was the oldest thing we had, but it was THE BEST running thing we had.
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haha, i filled a pretty major road near my house with smoke, i was just waiting for the FD to show up..
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lmao 10-15 cans. why did u waste all that sea foam?
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Because, we were putting the worlds greatest smoke show to ever come from a 4 cylinder ranger. I think that thing smoked for about a hundred miles after that, probably until the rest of it burnt out of the tank. It was kinda funny though because people would just look at you as you drove down the road.

Also, we had god only knows how many cases of the stuff laying around in the back.
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where do you work...?
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Also, we had god only knows how many cases of the stuff laying around in the back.

Send some to me... I'll give you my addy!
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Here you go.

EDIT: This is on a 3.0 but it's in the same spot.

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Good pics, and that is the right spot.
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Good pics, and that is the right spot.
Read Grewe02's Post... his is the right spot!
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