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Is this where I add the seafoam?

Is this where I add the sea foam? I was talking to my dad about it and he said that hes done it before and he poured anbout half of it in slowly and then just dumped the rest in quick and stalled the engine. Is this what I want to do? He did it on a Carbonated engine though.

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Yes. Its best to pour the seafoam into a cut water bottle so you can dip the hose into the seafoam and pull it out when the engine starts to bog.

And its carbureted not carbonated.
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And its carbureted not carbonated.
haha I used spell check and didnt look that closely.
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haha I used spell check and didnt look that closely.
Well technically I don't know how to spell carbureted I just did a search on yahoo for the correct spelling. Lol
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it says a 1/3 of the bottle but I used a half of the bottle then put the rest in my gas tank. your not supposed to put the whole bottle in thats to much. pour it in from the bottle its not hard that way. when your engine starts to bog put your finger over the hose. I'm doing this on thursday. Oh, your going to need spark plugs after you do it.
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Ive got a set of plug and wires sitting in my garage. I have heard that sometimes you need to change the plug and sometimes you dont. Well see how shes running tomorrow and decide if we need to replace the plugs or not.
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I've never done new plugs afterwards. Not saying that's right or wrong... but the truck seems to run fine.
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Really you only need them if you do more than one can of Seafoam. The PM3 from motorcraft recommends new plugs if you follow their complete treatment which uses 3 cans.
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I had to change my plugs after, or my plugs were just awful to begin with. They were so burnt up, they were awful looking, the gap was 2mm on some of them.
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Well I did it. I didn't get any smoke though. Smelt horrible but no smoke. Slightly disappointed. I think the seafoam worked though. She seems to have a little extra giddy up now.
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You didn't use the whole bottle in your engine did you?
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I seafoamed both my scout and my ranger... didn't do anything. The scout smoked profusely and the ranger wasn't as bad... but no noticable difference. However when I put it in my ranger's gas tank... I felt a lil there.

It was fun though watching the ranger run with the vacuum advance disconnected.
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So what is seafoam suppose to all do?
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So what is seafoam suppose to all do?
it breaks up the carbon build up in the engine, when you put it in the gas tank it cleans the injectors and does a couple other things i can't remember.
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So what is seafoam suppose to all do?
Its for use in the flux capacitor....I was running a little low.
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So what is seafoam suppose to all do?
It's a magical mystery substance that makes rainbows and butterflies emit from whatever you decide to put it in! It's an energy drink for unicorns! If you drink it, you'll crap sherbet!






As far as I know it does nothing. Supposed to clean everything. I won't believe it till next time I tear the engine down I'll seabomb it before and see if anything is cleaner.
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i did mine back in may, then changed plugs in june. the plugs were due to be changed anyways, as i've put 40K on the truck since i've had it, and i don't know when they were changed last before i owned it.

And mine had about .080 gap as well lol
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It was fun though watching the ranger run with the vacuum advance disconnected.
Ranggers dont have vacuum advance.
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