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Old 04-27-2011, 07:57 PM
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So I just had a used engine put in my truck and I've been thinking about sea-foaming it just because I don't know its history at all so I don't know how gummed up with carbon it might be.
Anyone recommend or advise against sea-foam? Any tips when using? Success stories? etc.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:09 PM
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my friend sea foamed my 3.0 the other day and it was a noticeable improvement. definitly reccomend it, and it can't hurt, so why not
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:11 PM
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i too am kind of leary...id like to see what others say
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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I mean, from what I've searched up on the internet it sounds good. But I also here stuff like fouling up spark plugs (which I JUST replaced, wish I had known before) and I just want to make sure its a good idea first.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:59 PM
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I have used sea foam on several of my vehicles, all with good results. MPG and performance improvement.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:46 PM
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Seafoam is awesome.....I have used it on a wide range of vehicles, all with good results. I put some in the oil about 50 miles before I change it. I also suck it up through my vacuum lines; and lastly, put some in the old gas tank.

Just follow the directions and be prepared to see enough smoke to think your car is on fire. Make sure you use it in a WELL VENTILATED AREA!!! I cannot stress this enough. You can actually check out some videos on youtube before your do it. I am not exagerating on the amount of smoke that will blow out. Do your research and check it out....it is definately a great product.

Funny you mentioned it....I will be running some through my truck tomorrow. GL!
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:45 PM
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Seafoam is awesome.....I have used it on a wide range of vehicles, all with good results. I put some in the oil about 50 miles before I change it. I also suck it up through my vacuum lines; and lastly, put some in the old gas tank.

Just follow the directions and be prepared to see enough smoke to think your car is on fire. Make sure you use it in a WELL VENTILATED AREA!!! I cannot stress this enough. You can actually check out some videos on youtube before your do it. I am not exagerating on the amount of smoke that will blow out. Do your research and check it out....it is definately a great product.

Funny you mentioned it....I will be running some through my truck tomorrow. GL!
Awesome! Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be doing this when oil change time comes around
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:23 AM
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I took my wife's Edge to our local Lube Joint for an oil chance. The vehicle has 55,000 miles and has been maintained fairly well -- oil changes every 3500 - 4500 miles, air filter (been replaced every 15,000 miles, tranny drained/refilled at 50,000 miles, etc. I wanted to change the fuel filter, but the guy said that it is in an awkward spot and need a special tool, etc and for that vehicle it would run $64 (+ tax, but otherwise a decent price). Anyway, they recommended Heartland (I asked if it was similar to SeaFoam), and he said, "Kinda, but better - doesn't smoke as much, but similar results". The price was $74, and I went with it. He used a canister and put some in the gas tank and some in the vacuum line. The vehicle did idle lower afterwards, but the key will be whether or not mileage would improve. At $4.00/gallon for gas, I will try almost anything. He said an older GMC/Blazer type vehicle with double the mileage got 4 more miles to the gallon during highway driving after the treatment. If I can get 1/2 that, I will be happy.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:06 AM
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I have never heard of heartland before, but if you paid $74 bucks for something comparible to SeaFoam....you got jipped! SeaFoam is only like $4-$6 a can if I remember correctly. I dont care how good Heartland is, if I can buy atleast 10 cans of SeaFoam for the same price, i'll stick with the SeaFoam. The hole point behind the "smoke screen" created by SeaFoam is that SeaFoam breaks down a lot of built up gunk and forces it through the system, burning it off. The smoke is a by-product of the cleansing and the actualy solution itself. Just my two cents....
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:36 PM
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Yeah, that sounds way too pricey. IMO I would've bought the new fuel filter and can of sea foam instead. It still would've been cheaper than the Heartland.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:54 PM
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I put a bottle thru my vacuum line and it smoked pretty good n

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I put a bottle of it thru my vacuum line and it smoked it out good, now I just need to get another bottle for the oil and gas lol, i was talking to a buddy and he said when put in the tank I should get on the highway and put a couple hundred miles on the truck, is that true or recommended?

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I put a bottle of it thru my vacuum line and it smoked it out good, now I just need to get another bottle for the oil and gas lol, i was talking to a buddy and he said when put in the tank I should get on the highway and put a couple hundred miles on the truck, is that true or recommended?

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I put a bottle of it thru my vacuum line and it smoked it out good, now I just need to get another bottle for the oil and gas lol, i was talking to a buddy and he said when put in the tank I should get on the highway and put a couple hundred miles on the truck, is that true or recommended?
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:15 PM
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IMO I would've bought the new fuel filter and can of sea foam instead. It still would've been cheaper than the Heartland
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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he said when put in the tank I should get on the highway and put a couple hundred miles on the truck, is that true or recommended?
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.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam Results

O'Reillys has buy one get one free; limit six through mid may, I think. Price is $9 and change. But for one free, who's complaining?
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:22 PM
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fifthranger:How we tell the technician was full of shit?The fuel filter is a 5 minute job.Theres a write up on it here on the forum.Sorry you got snookered,but now you know to stay away from that shyster,
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:34 PM
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[quotefifthranger:How we tell the technician was full of shit?The fuel filter is a 5 minute job.Theres a write up on it here on the forum.Sorry you got snookered,but now you know to stay away from that shyster,][/quote]You're right -- I have no idea if the technician was blowing smoke up my butt, but 1) I don't work on vehicles 2) I live in an apt. and have nowhere to work on vehicles 3) I would have had to make an appt. with Ford and the filter would have been more than $64 4) I had my fuel filter changed on my Ranger and fuel additive cleaner put in at another shop and noticed no difference 5) I can honestly say the idle is lower and the vehicle runs better, so in my mind it seems to have paid off, and I'm happy. But, I recognize that this is a forum, and I posted to help others, so I know others will post to help me. So, thanks for the input.

Website:http://www.theheartland.com/products.htm#fuel

Looks like they sell only to retailers and not DTC -- direct to consumer.

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