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Old 12-17-2008
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tune up / sea foam

okay i went out and bought some sea foam and ive got a few questions

first i pour 1/3 into the gas tank then 1/3 into the air intake? then 1/3 into that line that comes off the round thing the vacuum line or what ever is that right and do i do all three at once? after this ill change my oil then change my spark plugs [what are some good cheap ones] also im going to recharge my air filter is there anything else i can/should do to tune up my engine?

Also i own a 3000 lbs boat and i was wondering do you guys think that my 2.5L ranger would be able to pull this boat about a mile to a boat ramp and be able to pull the boat back out the ramp is a very shallow ramp its not steep at all we've been using my dads E 150 van to pull it around and it has the 300 straight six in it and it pulls it around fine and we've pulled the boat out of a very steep ramp before no issues i think my truck could handle it but im not sure advice would be much appreciated. i wouldn't want to kill my truck if it not all all possible please let me know :)




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1/3 into engine oil hole
1/3 into brake booster
1/3 into gas tank correct?

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so i turn the truck on and while its on i unhook that line and suck up the 1/3 sea foam then turn the truck off and reconnect it and turn it back on and let it idle until the smoke stops?

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DO NOT pour into the intake. The brake booster line does that.

basic happenings-In the gas cleans the injectors. In the Brake booster cleans valves, top of pistons. In the oil cleans pistons/rings, rockers etc.
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any pictures of the brake booster line you pour into?
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okay i went out and bought some sea foam and ive got a few questions

first i pour 1/3 into the gas tank then 1/3 into the air intake? then 1/3 into that line that comes off the round thing the vacuum line or what ever is that right and do i do all three at once? after this ill change my oil then change my spark plugs [what are some good cheap ones] also im going to recharge my air filter is there anything else i can/should do to tune up my engine?

Also i own a 3000 lbs boat and i was wondering do you guys think that my 2.5L ranger would be able to pull this boat about a mile to a boat ramp and be able to pull the boat back out the ramp is a very shallow ramp its not steep at all we've been using my dads E 150 van to pull it around and it has the 300 straight six in it and it pulls it around fine and we've pulled the boat out of a very steep ramp before no issues i think my truck could handle it but im not sure advice would be much appreciated. i wouldn't want to kill my truck if it not all all possible please let me know :)
plugs i think everyone will tell you motorcraft or NGK
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im yet to do any yet i want to clear everything up before i **** anything up but ive seen the line in a few pictures ill try and dig it up
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Just curious but is your truck 2wd/4wd? As for towing the boat. I have towed a similar size boat (Mastercraft 190) behind my truck and I had to use 4wd to get it up a really steep ramp. It might have been wet, I dont remember. If its a shallow ramp you should be fine. Whats the max tow rating for your truck? That little 4cyl might struggle a little bit. If you can use low range that would help you out.
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its 2wd and the ramp i would be using is not steep at all its at most a 15 degree change from flat my dad said id rip the clutch out if i tried but he also said that i wouldn't be able to tow a few things in the past that i towed...
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Your biggest problem with the ramp is gonna be traction.
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yeh especially with the rear tires proably being in the water. If you can use the other E150 I would reccomend it. No sense in trashing your clutch just to say you did it. Had you had 4wd I would say go for it cause you can use low range to help your gearing out.
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ya okay i didnt wanna do it just to say i did just wanted to know if my truck was capable since my dad's e150 is with him out of town atm :( i would probably be better off in my moms lexus lol big ole v8 to rip it around =\
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yeh I think your truck could do it. but if you have access to a E150 or a lexus. I am guessing it is the one the size of a chevy tahoe/ford expedition? my buddies dad used to have one of those and they towed his ski boat which is around 3-4k pounds no problem. his had 4wd with the iforce V8 which I think was like a 5.4 or a 4.6 or something.
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