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Old 02-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Funky idle.. Thanks Seafoam?

Did the Seafoam with a couple buddies at work the other night and didn't even get a puff of smoke out of the ol' Agent. Aftereffects however are an strange idle... Car likes to jump to about 1100 for a second or two then smooth back to it's 700-800 range. Does it at random. Did I foul out an O2 sensor? I doubt its a plug because there's no miss and the car pulls hard still. Just hoping someone has experience with this.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Plug cat maybe or egr and if no smoke then your car is clean. I don't see too much smoke anymore but my car idle is something weird. I have had my car for like 3 years and idle never been perfect. Right now I need to change a o2 sensor but I'm putting my experience out there
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Re: Funky idle.. Thanks Seafoam?

Did you put it into the correct line..?
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Things like this make me think of the old saying 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Seen a lot of stories like this about sea foam. I'd suggest putting some miles on it.
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Things like this make me think of the old saying 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Seen a lot of stories like this about sea foam. I'd suggest putting some miles on it.
While nothing was "broke", i'm not quite willing to feel stupid for this. The car was idling a little rough, and is nearing the 80k mark. Never had a finicky car like this Mustang, and seafoam usually does me well. The diagnosis isn't going to be terrible, but I like to tap the community for some information before, especially when i'm at work lol[COLOR="Silver"]
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While nothing was "broke", i'm not quite willing to feel stupid for this. The car was idling a little rough, and is nearing the 80k mark. Never had a finicky car like this Mustang, and seafoam usually does me well. The diagnosis isn't going to be terrible, but I like to tap the community for some information before, especially when i'm at work lol
Like stated before, put some miles on it. Seafoam will make the idle a little weird at first, always has for me. I've put
My car through two treatments and always take a couple hundred miles to really get smooth again.
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Like stated before, put some miles on it. Seafoam will make the idle a little weird at first, always has for me. I've put
My car through two treatments and always take a couple hundred miles to really get smooth again.
I've done my old Taurus, Grand Marquis, Camry, and my Civic. None gave me any problems after a treatment, nor did the Fox I did in the video, our a Dakota I did the same night. I write this off to my Mustang's finickiness(i made up a word!).
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Re: Funky idle.. Thanks Seafoam?

Did putting some more miles on your car ever fix the problem you were having with the idle? I did a seafoam treatment just as you did this weekend and also go no smoke out of her. Now my idle likes to go from 1100 to almost 300-400 at random intervals when idling. Ive put some good miles into it since I did it yesterday but the problem still exists. Anyone else have suggestions?
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Re: Funky idle.. Thanks Seafoam?

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Did you put it into the correct line..?
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Re: Funky idle.. Thanks Seafoam?

I do believe so. Ive definitely noticed it runs nicer but the idle...not so much.
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