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Old 05-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Seafoam gone wrong

Okay guys so idk what my buddy did but his car wont run for **** after sea foaming his car. He put a bottle in the tank and i guess when he was putting it in the vacuum line it sucked a whole bottle down in 5 minutes. He believes he mayhave used the wrong line. Heres the line he used. Any help will be appreciated. He took it to a shop and they replaced his spark plugs and some other **** but did not fix the problem.
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Lol I don't know that wire but when I do it only through the brake boaster
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Okay guys so idk what my buddy did but his car wont run for **** after sea foaming his car. He put a bottle in the tank and i guess when he was putting it in the vacuum line it sucked a whole bottle down in 5 minutes. He believes he mayhave used the wrong line. Heres the line he used. Any help will be appreciated. He took it to a shop and they replaced his spark plugs and some other **** but did not fix the problem.
He put too much, that sucks. I've seen a few people that's this has happened to and the results were pretty expensive
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500 so far. And ita not fixed. Any ideas?
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500 so far. And ita not fixed. Any ideas?
Damn! Ha he tried changing his oil? Fuel filter? Are the vacuum lines all on and ok?
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Im actually doing my car tomorrow. Doing a complete system clean
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Im actually doing my car tomorrow. Doing a complete system clean
Just dont do like my buddy. His **** wont hardly run!
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Ill post how it goes. Autobody shop tech actually told me how to do it so, going to take it one system at a time and go from there
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Ill post how it goes. Autobody shop tech actually told me how to do it so, going to take it one system at a time and go from there
Sounds like a good plan. Make sure ur vac line dont suck it all in 5 minutes
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Sounds like a good plan. Make sure ur vac line dont suck it all in 5 minutes
Best way to do this is to pour the required amount into a glass so it doesn't suck up too much. Just sticking the hose in a full can and leaving it for 5 min is asking for trouble, not trying to offend your friend. Someone told him how to do it wrong or he didn't read the ins. Sucks but it looks as though its gonna be an expensive fix.
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Okay guys so idk what my buddy did but his car wont run for **** after sea foaming his car. He put a bottle in the tank and i guess when he was putting it in the vacuum line it sucked a whole bottle down in 5 minutes. He believes he mayhave used the wrong line. Heres the line he used. Any help will be appreciated. He took it to a shop and they replaced his spark plugs and some other **** but did not fix the problem.
Lmao oh man .. That's really not good lol
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Dang man that sucks. For something that is supposed to help surely is costing him
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Sounds like you hydro locked the engine... Good luck.
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Yeah i wasnt there when he decided to do it... Wish i woulda been cuz it prolly wouldnt have happened like this with me there.
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Maybe I'm just a little under educated on it but why is he putting it in thru a vacuum line. Why not just out it into the gas tank...?
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Maybe I'm just a little under educated on it but why is he putting it in thru a vacuum line. Why not just out it into the gas tank...?
That is one of the procedures the Seafoam people describe, however there is no need to ever do this (or put the silly snake-oil into the fuel) on any properly maintained engine.

Seafoam was developed in the 50's to be used to clean out 4-stroke/cycle marine engines that had been stored over the winter by shutting them off and putting them in a shed by the water, or just covered with a tarp. Marine engines of that era also tended to run cold and build-up all sorts of sludge.

That's the "Sea" part of the name.

There is no reason to ever use it on a properly maintained modern engine--I.e. one that has had the motor oil changed regularly and run on decent pump gas. Its use, and use of its imitators and other snake-oils, is not recommended by any automobile manufacturer.

It's only even remotely legitimate use would be as a last-ditch effort to get some more miles out of an engine that looks like this on the inside:

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or this:

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That is one of the procedures the Seafoam people describe, however there is no need to ever do this (or put the silly snake-oil into the fuel) on any properly maintained engine.

Seafoam was developed in the 50's to be used to clean out 4-stroke/cycle marine engines that had been stored over the winter by shutting them off and putting them in a shed by the water, or just covered with a tarp. Marine engines of that era also tended to run cold and build-up all sorts of sludge.

That's the "Sea" part of the name.

There is no reason to ever use it on a properly maintained modern engine--I.e. one that has had the motor oil changed regularly and run on decent pump gas. Its use, and use of its imitators and other snake-oils, is not recommended by any automobile manufacturer.

It's only even remotely legitimate use would be as a last-ditch effort to get some more miles out of an engine that looks like this on the inside:

Overdue for an oil change? - YouTube

or this:
Holy sludge!
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He did it down the complete wrong hose.
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He did it down the complete wrong hose.
U have any idea what we can do to fix his car? Whats that hose go to?
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He did it down the complete wrong hose.
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So what happened? Car still out?
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I think the car is dead
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I think the car is dead
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Oh lord. But it sucked it down in 5 minutes? when i done mine through a actual vacuum line its sucked it in real quick like few seconds and i had plenty. I actually have another can but will probably not use it in my car.
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call me crazy, but isnt that the regulator, or rather a frps on that year, and y would you have done it on that vacuum, you had seafoam and full gas pressure running at the same time, maybe its flooded the engine, but that would suck if the motor is hydrolocked or shot.
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