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Icon5 Seafoam, before or after fuel filter change?

I just picked up a new fuel filter to try my luck with the infamous plastic clips. Also some new spark plugs and wires. I plan to run the Seafoam through the brake booster tomorrow, then replace the plugs and wires. I am going to use the rest of it in my gas tank. Should I put the Seafoam in the gas tank before or after I change out the fuel filter? I'm thinking after, because it might give more of a chance to get to my injectors.
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i dont know much bout it, but id say after. what if it dislodges gunk in your fuel filter somehow?
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Not to change subject or thread jack but, when you seafoam are you supposed to change your spark plugs afterwards?
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After you Seafoam you change your fuel filter. Read the bottle lol
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Your neighbours will love you while that snake oil, I mean Seafoam, works it's way out. Smoke city.
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Not to change subject or thread jack but, when you seafoam are you supposed to change your spark plugs afterwards?
From what I've read, it is a good thing to do.

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After you Seafoam you change your fuel filter. Read the bottle lol
Aww, come on, I'm lazy! Thanks for the info, guess the filter will wait till next weekend. Woohoo!

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Your neighbours will love you while that snake oil, I mean Seafoam, works it's way out. Smoke city.
Haha, last night was a beautiful night, so alot of people were sitting out on their porches. I got so many weird looks driving around the block multiple times at 20 miles per hour, I'm surprised the cops didn't show up.
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haha i did the exact same thing. flooded my street with that purpleish white smoke. I kinda wanna do it again just for that haha.
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i didn't change the filter after running it through the tank. you think >10oz of seafoam is going to hurt getting filled with 19.5 gallons of fuel in the tank?
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i didn't change the filter after running it through the tank. you think >10oz of seafoam is going to hurt getting filled with 19.5 gallons of fuel in the tank?
I don't think so Shane, it says one pint treats 8-12 gallons if I remember correctly. I'm changing out my fuel filter anyhow, so I figured I'd ask.
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"going to use the rest and put it in my gas tank" aka.... less than 10oz. you pour 1/3 - 1/2 the bottle down the intake, the rest in the tank.... so less than 10oz in the tank. i say it won't matter if your replace filter before or after that little bit of seafoam in your tank.
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Gotcha, even if you said otherwise, it'd be too late. I dumped it in today before picking up my new tires... Figure running it through for 50+ miles would be a good thing.

Today the spark plugs were a pain in the *** as always to change. I get so worried with the front one on the driver side, it always threads in tighter than the others and I'm worried about cross threading the block. No problems as of yet.
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