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Old 12-17-2009, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:22 AM
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Turn & Burn. I will put down wrenches!! For the record, I have never flushed out an engine through a vac line and did not understand how the brake booster method would work..... I do now, pouring it down the booster vac line w/o stalling the motor. Sometimes the simple things seem tough/confusing when reading posts.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:54 PM
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holy shit!!!! you put sea foam down a vac line????? you put in your master cylinder reservoir. then bleed your break lines till the fluid is not milky...
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:57 PM
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If that's a joke, which I really hope it is, then it's a bad one and the sarcasm is lost on me.. You didn't indicate it was a joke or you were being sarcastic very well...

Newbs might take you seriously...


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Old 12-17-2009, 06:27 PM
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i hope it was a joke cause his truck would be in a world of shit....
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:30 PM
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I'm talking to you man. Your last post.. You let the engine draw in the Seafoam through the vacuum line that you pull off of the brake booster..

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:37 PM
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i have never heard of letting the vac line to the break booster let it pull sea foam through it but if it is safe then go ahead
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:40 PM
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and since you can do this apparently how much do you let it suck in???? and where does all of the crud in the engine come out???
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:45 PM
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You let the engines vacuum pull the Seafoam into the intake manifold to clean the engines upper end.. That's the way it's supposed to be done.

Why are you telling the kid not to do something or to take mechanic classes when you yourself don't have the knowledge on the proper techniques??

Now I'm not perfect or a genius but if I can't offer someone a correct way to do something then I don't tell them to give up or take a class... I let more knowledgable people speak up and offer assistance..

The "crud" in the engine (carbon and fuel residues) get loosened up and/or burnt and then expelled through the exhaust.. It cleans the intake, piston tops, heads, etc.. BUT it is recommended that you change the sparkplugs after doing it via this method..


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Old 12-17-2009, 06:47 PM
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Some people say you let it suck enough in until the truck quits smoking. Up to several cans worth. I always just ran one can through and called it good but that's up to the user....

When using Seafoam in this way you have to keep the truck revving higher than normal because the engine won't like burning that Seafoam.. It almost kills the engine.


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Old 12-17-2009, 06:53 PM
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ok well i thought he was looking at putting it the master cylinder to clean out his brake lines because i have heard of that being done and it being effective. but never sucking it into a vac line. that ia new to me.

and sorry to the new guy. i miss understood what you were doing.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:10 PM
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[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D11ZVYwj62w[/YT]

http://www.youtube.com/user/SeaFoamsales


Keep in mind that on some newer vehicles stalling out the engine with Seafoam will store trouble codes on the computer. These will have to be pulled and the check engine light will then go out. The vehicle will run just fine after the treatment though..


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Old 12-17-2009, 07:14 PM
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I've done the sea foam a few times on different engines. Sometimes it works other times.. well a 1994 Suburban had so much "crud" when we used the sea foam it plugged the Cats up (both of them) Did wonders for my daughters 2001 Focus. I've never put it in my oil, dont know what it would hurt, any crud SHOULD get caught in the filter. Yes adding it through the vacum hose for the brake booster is the recommended way to use sea foam. What makes you think you need to use it? Problems? or preventive maintenance?
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:28 PM
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i dont another person was wondering where you could put it. i always put it in the engine crank, gas tank, and now i am going to try this vac line.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:06 PM
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No worries! Thanks for the video very helpful info!
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