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SeaFoamed today

i was bored so i tried it. Its still creeping in the engine another 30 minutes ill go out and make another video


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Damn, when was the last time, you seafoamed? Or have you ever lol?
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Haha the billowing smoke coming out of the tailpipes was intense. I find that seafoam is the only stuff that works at removing carbon buildup.
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How often can you seafoam? Like, I don't throw it in the crankcase...just half/half brake booster & fuel tank.
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What is it? What does it do? How do you use it? Where do you get it? How much does it cost?
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Your supposed to stall the engine with the first dump, allow it to sit for about 10 minutes and them restart it and allow the loosened carbon to pass through the intake into the combustion chamber then out the tail pipe ? Any "check engine " light after that ?
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What is it? What does it do? How do you use it? Where do you get it? How much does it cost?
Not on a ranger... but you get the idea.

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...-your-car.html
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No check engine lights. Did it to my girls neon and boom cel
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It's no big deal. Do it before an oil change... maybe change spark plugs after... but CEL can be cleared at autozone.
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Well, after reading some....every 10-20kms is sufficient to seafoam. Can't say I have tried the deep creep on the internals of the TB. Makes sense though.
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O'Reilly's didn't have the deep creem stuff when I went. I just ran a bottle in my accord, along with 3/4 of a bottle in the gas tank, and 1/4 bottle in the oil. HOLY CRAP SMOKE, lol. Already seems to be running better tho... can't wait to do it on the truck when it needs an oil change.
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It's no big deal. Do it before an oil change... maybe change spark plugs after... but CEL can be cleared at autozone.
I've wondered that also, I was going to try this, but i heard that it fouled plugs out pretty bad? anyone got some truth to that?
Also, I'm going to change my oil in like 500 miles, should i dump this junk in at like 50 miles to go and just drive it?
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It\'s no big deal. Do it before an oil change... maybe change spark plugs after... but CEL can be cleared at autozone.


I\'ve wondered that also, I was going to try this, but i heard that it fouled plugs out pretty bad? anyone got some truth to that?

Also, I\'m going to change my oil in like 500 miles, should i dump this junk in at like 50 miles to go and just drive it?
That link posted at the top of this thread was a good write up on the product and its uses. Check it out, it will most likely answer your question.

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That link posted at the top of this thread was a good write up on the product and its uses. Check it out, it will most likely answer your question.
I did end up checking it out, I think i'm gonna go ahead and give this a shot in a few hundred miles. 165k and im sure its never been done before. my neighbors are gonna hate me some more!
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Yea... they will. My neighbor came over and asked me if I blew a head gasket, lol.
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Mine asked me if I was burning oil. No stfu I told you I was going to make a big white cloud ahead of time
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LOL Yea, my friends G/F became extremely concerned (alarmed is more the word) when I Seafoamed his Exploder after doing up the intake gaskets. "This truck has never ever smoked like that before - wtf did you do to it?!" She was quite relieved when it stopped. Runs really well now with the new gaskets, Seafoaming, and full tune up. LOL
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haha i just seafoamed today too...**** load of smoke. read somewhere you should do your plugs after doing it tho? is this true? and i get a wierd exhaust rumble now. not alarming its just different from before. ima give it some more time before i investigate further....however runs great.
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I just gave it a 20 minute smash the gas pedal run after runs fine. Now. My girls neon anything over 2000 rom it would bog out. After that stopped I'd rev up too 4000 and the valves sounded awful
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I seafoam every oil change, half in oil half in gas tank with lucas fuel treatment, let it idle for about 5 minutes or so, Never had a problem
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Yea definitely ran the ***** off my truck haha. Left a nice foggy trail behind me. Some kid at the red light was lookin at my tailpipes funny hahah
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Threw some in the Oil and Crankcase today. Im gonna change my oil probably tomorrow.
I'm not gonna do the whole vacuum thing like they suggest, my engine has 167k (roughly) and its never been done before, somehow i don't think that is a good idea.
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I'm the direct opposite I'm afraid of pouring it into my oil
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I'm the direct opposite I'm afraid of pouring it into my oil
Whatever goes into my oil would get burned in 1000 miles, if i left it in there for that long. I really gotta replace that passenger side valve cover gasket.
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