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is it normal to have seafoam on the ground at the end of the pipes???
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more specific please
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warmed the truck up to operating temp. put the seaform in the brake booster. turned the truck off and put the rest in the tank. looked at the pipes real quick and the was a puddle off something on the ground right under the pipes. i smelled it and it smells like the seafoam.
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only thing that shoule come out of your pipes is smoke. unless you put to much in or didn't let it sit long enough. but are you sure its sea foam and not condensation from your engine?
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it was right after i put it in. i let it sat for 15 min
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how much did you use?
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50 in the tank 50 in the brake booster
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im pretty sure your only suppose 1/4 of the bottle in through your intake.
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im pretty sure your only suppose 1/4 of the bottle in through your intake.
x2, I heard 1/4-1/3
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1/3??? so you think i just put too much in??
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when ever i use it i always put 1/4 of the bottle through my intake and then change the oil afterwards ive never used anymore than 1/4
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ok so i think i just put too much in.
thanks for all the help
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we have used a full bottle through my friends silverado before and there was nothing other than smoke comming out. even if you put "too much" in, that stuff evaporates pretty quick if i remember correct so it should have evaporated by the time it got to the tail pipe
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where exactly do you put it in for the intake?
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where exactly do you put it in for the intake?
Remove the hose from the brake booster (The big round thing behind the brake master cylinder) and SLOWLY pour it in the hose.Do not just stick the hose in the can or you will stall the engine.
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I have done a whole can and never got any out of the exhaust. Just smoke. Make sure you really warm it up. Take it for a drive, 30 minutes or so. Other than that i dont know what to tell you. I change the oil after doing the seafoam sucky in thing too, after i drive it till it stops smoking. It only smoked after the first time i did it though.

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I think I did like half of the bottle through my brake booster hose. I didn't get any on the ground tho, only smoke.

It didn't do anything in my truck with 60k miles.
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It most likely is seafoam or condensation. My friends spit out some seafoam when we did it to his ranger. Its nothing 2 worry about tho. You prob. just used a little 2 much but we have used a whole bottle in vehicles before. It should be fine.
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