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Old 04-28-2011, 10:16 PM
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True, but I would have had to take the vehicle to the dealer because of the positioning of the fuel filter. Plus, the tech said they've had good results with the Heartland Treatment, and no need to change the fuel filter. It works the same way as the Sea Foam. So far, I was impressed. I will see next week when I go to Myrtle Beach if my gas mileage improves.

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You will need to change your oil within 500 miles since Sea Foam cleanes the engine out, and also, you will need to change your spark plugs -- something I do not have to do using Heartland. It is recommended to get on the highway to further work "the magic". I was told the same thing with my treatment -- "Hit the freeway for one exit at least to make sure you work the treatment". Also, make sure you'r low on gas to allow better circulation.


Here is what the Sea Foam website says and this only applies if you put it in the crankcase, so if you are just putting it in the gas tank you shouldn't have to change oil any sooner than normal:

"The most frequently asked question about using Sea Foam® is as follows: “After using Sea Foam® in my oil, fuel, or through the vacuum line (to clean carbon from the combustion chamber) do I need to change my oil?” The short answer is: No you don’t have to change your oil after using Sea Foam® in any application.

When using Sea Foam® in your fuel or through the vacuum line for carbon cleaning your oil does not need to be changed. Using Sea Foam® in your oil, at 1 ½ ounces per quart, is a safe way to clean a crankcase, free up rings or free up sticky lifters as you drive. Sea Foam® is not a chemical engine flush and therefore, it will not damage internal engine components or plug the oil pick up screen. Sea Foam® is a pure petroleum blend with no chemical additives and is safe for long term cleaning or short term pre-service cleaning.

Sea Foam® is a blend of highly refined additive oils and is compatible with all motor oils including synthetics. It is safe for all internal engine components and will not affect any seals, gaskets or o-rings. Sea Foam® cleans oil deposits and varnish in your crankcase by safely/slowly re liquefying the old oil residue so contaminants may flow and be filtered. The longer Sea Foam® is in your oil the cleaner your crankcase will become. When adding Sea Foam® to clean oil, for long term maintenance cleaning, you must check your oil periodically for color and clarity, when your oil looks dirty change it. Because you added cleaning oil (Sea Foam®) to your oil you may have to change oil before the expected service interval.

When adding Sea Foam® to dirty oil before an oil change, for best results use 1 ½ ounces per quart of oil at least 100 miles before oil is changed."
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:48 AM
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That migh be why I'm getting such bad gas mileage cause I need plugs, I never changed mine since I only have 46k miles and haven't got any codes or thought it was time for em yet since I need iridium or platinum
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:12 AM
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I gotta get a can of seafoam soon, I feel my truck aint peforming at its best. I need to do a whole tune up on it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:24 AM
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Great post bassplyr....it has been a while and I am glad I got to read that info. It has been a while since my last SeaFoam usage and I could not remember the specifics.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:53 PM
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I think Im gunna pick up a can today!
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:14 PM
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i still kinda want to do this but i just put new plugs in, they said it fouls them out if you do the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 right?
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:15 PM
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I love sea foam.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:21 PM
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one thing that i found out after seafoaming my truck is that you should change the oil shortly after doing so (less than 500 miles). the seafoam can start breaking down the oil too, or so i was told. thankfully im changing mine tomorrow.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:35 PM
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i still kinda want to do this but i just put new plugs in, they said it fouls them out if you do the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 right?
After doing a bit of research now I've found that it only fouls the plugs in a very small percentage of vehicles, but it is correct that you should probably change the oil shortly after because that is how all of the stuff sea foam cleaned in the crankcase will come out of the engine, with the oil you drain out.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:59 AM
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I have a '94 with a 3.0. Which vacuum line do I use? Where is it? Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:02 AM
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Use the one coming off ya master cylinder, that's the easiest I do believe
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:09 AM
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Make sure if you do use the vacuum line that you slowly let the hose sip the seafoam. Never let the hose be fully submerged in the Sea Form or you will stall out. (Or worse, I've heard someone say they've hydrolocked because of it, but I have no idea as to the validity of that statement).
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:04 AM
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Thank you for the information Brett & bassplyer. I just bought this pickup and don't know it's history. It seems to me that this truck SHOULD have a lot more power for a 2 wheel drive regular cab. It does look like it has the origional plug wires etc. It has 167K miles. Runs great. I just feel it needs a good engine cleaning and tune up. Since I have never used sea foam it's great to have some folks with some experience that have used it. Thank you again for the help.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:32 PM
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Thank you for the information Brett & bassplyer. I just bought this pickup and don't know it's history. It seems to me that this truck SHOULD have a lot more power for a 2 wheel drive regular cab. It does look like it has the origional plug wires etc. It has 167K miles. Runs great. I just feel it needs a good engine cleaning and tune up. Since I have never used sea foam it's great to have some folks with some experience that have used it. Thank you again for the help.
No problem! Good luck with the tune up!
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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I have an 02 4x4 w/85k miles on it. I have changed plugs (autolite), wires (motorcraft), cleaned IAC, MAF, TB and still had a shaky idle, with no codes.

Frustrating to say the least. Out of desperation, I tried Seafoam. I followed the directions on the can, when I tried killing the engine, it dieseled on the Seafoam, smoking like crazy and finally died.

I waited 10 minutes and started it. Smoked like heck, for about 5 minutes, then a small amount of smoke when I gave it gas.

I took it to the interstate that had a pair of large hills, got to the bottom of them and held it to the floor.

After that, I drove it home. It idles smooth, the gas mileage is up about 1.5 MPG (18.25 on last tank of city driving) and it sounds better. I never thought it would have worked, but it did. I recommend it.
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