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Old 11-03-2010, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam...Is This a Good Thing To Do????

I guess it wasnt even "brokenIN" than lol. Did you need to change the plugs?
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:44 AM
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So far the plugs look fine and there hasn't been any stalling or hesitation, quite the opposite actually. I feel a substantial difference in acceleration, cold start, and idle.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:36 AM
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I WOULD NOT recommend POURING the sea foam in, it would be a better idea to allow the engine vacuum to suck it out of the can. Im sure thats what the other guys meant. At least I hope! LOL. If you pour too much of a combustable liquid in the engine the vacuum from the engine will suck it into the cylinder with the air/fuel mixture it could hydro-lock, bend a crank rod, or a cylinder head valve. Also when using such products it is good to get the engine really hot first to aid the cleaning process.

Sea Foam is similar to using just straight water, accept it has detergents in it to aid the cleaning process. Back before Sea Foam was made, hot rodders like my papa used to mist water into the carburator. I wouldnt recommend this by no means unless you are just wanting try it AT YOUR OWN RISK. I have tried it, on my motorcylce and 4 wheelers. Yeah it worked, but I was sweating balls in the process!
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:41 AM
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As small as the brake booster vacuum line is, there is no danger of hydro locking. Sucking it up through the vacuum line in question would probably present a greater possiblity, though some do that method as well.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:42 AM
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Would allowing it to suck rather than pour help in not fouling the plugs? or does that have no connection to the plugs fouling?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:51 AM
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I monitor it as its sucking it in through the brake booster vac line. When it starts to choke, I take the line out of the can untill it smooths out. btw, I have heard of people hydro locking their motor.


I did it on my old 92 camaro rs with 237k miles. It smoked out my whole street and one of the neighbors almost called 911 lol. He came over freaking out lol
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:56 AM
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I sucked it through the line, just seemed smarter/easier than pouring it in. like I mentioned before my plugs are fine
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:20 AM
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Would allowing it to suck rather than pour help in not fouling the plugs? or does that have no connection to the plugs fouling?
Fouling of the plugs would more than likely happen if the engine is not hot, as the mix would just stick to the plug, ensuring high combustion chamber tempertures will eliminate the chance of anything sticking to the plug

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I monitor it as its sucking it in through the brake booster vac line. When it starts to choke, I take the line out of the can untill it smooths out. btw, I have heard of people hydro locking their motor.


I did it on my old 92 camaro rs with 237k miles. It smoked out my whole street and one of the neighbors almost called 911 lol. He came over freaking out lol
when it starts to "bogg down" give it some gas (press the accelerator or open the throttle plate) this will evacuate/blow the mix out of the combustion chamber. Also by giving it gas intermittantly will keep the combustion temperture high and make a better burn of the sea foam.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:23 AM
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Good to know. Thanks

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How long can you drive if you put it in the crank case? If I do it tonight and drive tmrw then change my oil tmrw night will It be ok?
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:48 AM
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the time that it takes you suck down the sea foam from the bottle should be the time that it would take for the sea foam to do its job in the crankcase as well, so I would just drain all the oil out after the process is completed and definately while its warm so that the carbon that it removed does not coagulate in the oil or the oil pan
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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Ok I am gonna go blow smoke in the Auto Parts store parking lot lol.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:57 PM
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Hell yeah son! Get you some!!!!!!! L my effin a off!
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:25 PM
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Just did it lol!!!! Parts store worker was cracking up! Smoked pretty good too. Can't really describe it but it feels diff in a good way. Gonna change the oil now
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:37 AM
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right on!
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:51 AM
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I was reading about this Seafoam liquid process that has been around for many years. So people swear by it and others think it is nothing more than a hyp.

Have any of my Ranger 3.0 Brothers (or sisters) used this stuff?

What do you THINK about using it?
Piece of cake. Truck feels more responsive and idles smoother IMO. I did 1/3 in the crank case, 1/3 in the vaccume line (allowing it suck), 1/3 in the tank with less than a 1/4 of fuel. Changed the oil after I drove it a couple of miles and all the smoke was gone.
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