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Old 12-15-2009
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Icon5 Seafoaming the Ranger

Can anyone tell me exactly how to do it with a 4.0 V6? I have 189,000 miles and I think my truck runs great. Hoping this stuff can prove me wrong. If someone could just tell me how to use it, and let me know of any risks I'll be taking if I do use it, that would be great.

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Old 12-15-2009
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You run it through the brake booster hose. Pour the seafoam into some kind of container. Dunk the booster hose in there to suck it up but don't let the engine die. After you get about 1/2 the bottle in the engine turn it off and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Start it and rev the crap out of it to blow all the crap out. Then dump the other half of the seafoam can into the gas tank. Or you can use the whole can in the engine if you like.
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what exactly does seafoaming your motor do?
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Old 12-16-2009
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It's "supposed" to remove carbon buildup in your engine. Piston tops, upper intake, etc... I do know it's a really good upperintake cleaner as I've personally seen the results from doing it to my ol 2.9

I've never seen a truck that ran a little rough or anything, actually benefit from using it or run smoother though. Even my own trucks..


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it cleans the carbon and gunk out. usually a good idea to go take it to a safe location and do a good WOT pulls with it
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I've never seen a truck that run a little rough or anything, actually benefit from using it though.
I'm a believer.

My 4.0 SOHC got to a point where, when it was still coming up to operating temps, it would "pulse" during partial throttle opening. Couple that with plenty of pinging and you have an idea of my scenario.
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helped a 93 explorer with 179k miles that i'm working on. and i only used a 1/3 of a bottle total in it thought about using more. filled my grandpa's shop with smoke too
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seafoam.
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Seafoam is the shiznit!!
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I did what you said but I didn't turn it off for 15 minutes. I just drove the snot out of it for about 20 minutes, topping it out, and cruising at 90mph. Didn't cause any problems, and throttle response is great, idles better, doesn't vibrate the truck when I'm in too low of a gear, seems like better gas mileage, and it starts up in half a second every time. I must say it was the best 9 dollars I've ever spent.

I have 189,000 miles and I have never ran SeaFoam through the motor. And I had no white smoke like everyone said.
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Where do you get the seafoam?
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Where do you get the seafoam?
I know they have it at Walmart (well, at least my local one carries it). It should be at any local parts store too.
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Old 12-20-2009
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I got mine at autozone.
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Cool, i'll try it too. I only have like 51k on my ranger. Do you guys think it would benefit me to do it?
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I thought you were supposed to change your plugs after you do it?
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Definitely change your oil!
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you can change the plugs probably the reason they say so is because small pieces of carbon could get stuck in one
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Trans fluid and water in the intake do the same thing plus it smokes more!!!!!!! But if you do this way dont pour alot at a time
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you can change the plugs probably the reason they say so is because small pieces of carbon could get stuck in one
I was just wondering. I dont want to if I dont have to. Just put new ones in last december
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Old 12-22-2009
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YES. It works amazing. And let us know how it does.
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Ran seafoam again yesterday. It smoked up autozone so bad you couldn't see across the parking lot. Works alot better the second time.
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