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Old 05-03-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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seafoam treatment

Can you guys help me on if I should use seafoam on my 2000 6 banger? And if I should where is the vacuum line I should put it in?
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What kind of foam?
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Umm idk the kind that you buy that u put in ur engine and it gets rid of carbon build up
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Oh ok. I'll ask my dad about it.
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Yes. Seafoaming. You can remove the pcv valve while the car is running and put the tip of a drinking straw that's been placed in the can of Seafoam, put the tip of the straw up to the pvc valve opening and it will suck the cleaner up and in. Use one entire can poured into the gas tank and use a second can to clean the upper intake manifold.
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I was wondering about doing this also. How long will it smoke like a chimney? And does the gas tank use make smoke too?
How often should this be done? Pretty sure my car has never had it done at 10 yes old now!
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I was wondering about doing this also. How long will it smoke like a chimney? And does the gas tank use make smoke too?
How often should this be done? Pretty sure my car has never had it done at 10 yes old now!
Nope to the gas tank, when you add it there, it just cleans up the gas, and cleans your injectors
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Re: seafoam treatment

would you recommend changing oil and fuel filters after this? I see some places that is advised.
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some say put it in the oil about XXX miles before you change the oil. Many use it and love it, that nasty black crap is carbon build up its removing so thats a good thing!
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would you recommend changing oil and fuel filters after this? I see some places that is advised.
No you don't have to change anything afterwards.

I'll actually be doing this to my wifes Xterra in the next few weeks...her truck is creeping up on 80K.

What i'm going to do is put it in the vacuum line, gas tank and oil about 300-500 miles before the oil change. Change the oil, oil filter, air filter, cabin filter, spark plugs and so on since it's all due and it's just time for a good tune up but it's not required. With gas prices rising I need that truck running in tip top shape and i've been showing the mustang so much love I think it's jealous and needs some attention.
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would you recommend changing oil and fuel filters after this? I see some places that is advised.
Well, If you put it in your crankcase(oil), you should change the oil within 500-750 miles.
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Re: seafoam treatment

I don't put it in my oil cranckcase because mine is clean. The one can in the gas tank will not smoke. The cleaner you suck up through the engine is the most important part of the process. It may keep smoking for 20 minutes or more while your working. It'll keep smoking until all is clean again.
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Well, If you put it in your crankcase(oil), you should change the oil within 500-750 miles.
the company actually states that you do not have to do.

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the company actually states that you do not have to do.

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Hmm, okay. Always heard otherwise. But I still think it's a good idea...
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Hmm, okay. Always heard otherwise. But I still think it's a good idea...
it's more than likely that it cleans well enough that most of the sludge we be loose, personally i'd replace it within a few hundred miles but it's not required.
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What is the best vacuum line for it?
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The vacuum line comes right off the brake booster. While the car is running use a set of pliers to get the bracket off and disconnect the line. Then hook up a funnel to the line and put in the recommended amount (it states how much on the bottle) Its like 1 ounce per xxx. It is wise to have a friend help and sit in the driver's seat because once you start putting seafoam the motor is going to smoke and the rpms are going to drop. So make sure the rpms stay up while putting in the sea foam & then after about 10 seconds or so kill the engine. Wait 10 mins or so (allows the seafoam to clean the engine/break up carbon deposits), reconnect the vacuum line and then start her up and let her rip. You'll see the white smoke pour out for about 3-5 mins after revving and taking the car on a good run. After that all is well.
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Wheres everett when u need him lol. But i put the seafoam in my crankcase for about 1500 miles cleaned it out really good.
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The vacuum line comes right off the brake booster. While the car is running use a set of pliers to get the bracket off and disconnect the line. Then hook up a funnel to the line and put in the recommended amount (it states how much on the bottle) Its like 1 ounce per xxx. It is wise to have a friend help and sit in the driver's seat because once you start putting seafoam the motor is going to smoke and the rpms are going to drop. So make sure the rpms stay up while putting in the sea foam & then after about 10 seconds or so kill the engine. Wait 10 mins or so (allows the seafoam to clean the engine/break up carbon deposits), reconnect the vacuum line and then start her up and let her rip. You'll see the white smoke pour out for about 3-5 mins after revving and taking the car on a good run. After that all is well.
Is the brake booster line the one near the master cylinder coming off the intake manifold?
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Re: seafoam treatment

You can go the easy route and just use the pcv valve while its running like I stated. You can put a drinking straw in the can and hold the tip of the straw up to the pcv valve and it will suck it up in. Doesn't work as well as the larger vacuum line but it is a lot easier and everyone knows how to pull out a pcv valve. just a FYI~
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Re: seafoam treatment

i had ? about this too. can this be purchased at auto stores and whats the best brand
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i had ? about this too. can this be purchased at auto stores and whats the best brand
seafoam is the best brand. and im leery of this stuff. if seen a few motors get ruined with this stuff. its pretty potent.. if your car is extremely carboned up expect some problems. just warning you. most likely you will have no problems but there is always that chance.
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seafoam is the best brand. and im leery of this stuff. if seen a few motors get ruined with this stuff. its pretty potent.. if your car is extremely carboned up expect some problems. just warning you. most likely you will have no problems but there is always that chance.
do you have any links to people who have had problems? My mechanic friend has a explorer that he bought with 200K on the odometer, put it in and it has been running like brand new for the past 10K miles...the smoke show was amazing...couldn't see the house!
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i had ? about this too. can this be purchased at auto stores and whats the best brand
Yea i pick mine up at autozone. Its in a white bottle. Its called seafoam.
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do you have any links to people who have had problems? My mechanic friend has a explorer that he bought with 200K on the odometer, put it in and it has been running like brand new for the past 10K miles...the smoke show was amazing...couldn't see the house!
ill have to check. depends on the engine. engines that tend to have more carbon are the ones that you have to worry about. and usually its extreme cases of carbon
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You can go the easy route and just use the pcv valve while its running like I stated. You can put a drinking straw in the can and hold the tip of the straw up to the pcv valve and it will suck it up in. Doesn't work as well as the larger vacuum line but it is a lot easier and everyone knows how to pull out a pcv valve. just a FYI~
I know this is a dumb question but where is the PVC valve and the larger vacuum line?
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I know this is a dumb question but where is the PVC valve and the larger vacuum line?
No such thing as a dumb question... It's located in the upper right side of the engine. In front the driver side. It's a line from the upper manafold to the break pump. You can look this up on YouTube
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No such thing as a dumb question... It's located in the upper right side of the engine. In front the driver side. It's a line from the upper manafold to the break pump. You can look this up on YouTube
Is it the brake booster line?
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You have access to YouTube? That's the best video to watch it's a white v6 98 mustang. Same precedures.
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You have access to YouTube? That's the best video to watch it's a white v6 98 mustang. Same precedures.
Can u give me the link to the video? I can't seem to find it
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here is a bunch of them, i am off work tomorrow and gonna do it!

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I did it this afternoon, piece of cake. Put half through PCV valve, and quarter each in the oil and gas. Got pretty smokey but not as crazy as some of the videos. I can tell it idles a bit smoother and is a bit more responsive when i step on the gas. Probably going to do my sons car and wifes van this weekend. Maybe the Maxima too.
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