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Old 08-12-2010, 05:55 PM
barktreed barktreed is offline
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Default Seafoam...

bear with me I'm new here! If there are some good threads please direct me there otherwise....
I know what Seafoam is but have never used it in a vehicle engine.
It seems like I hear a lot of good things on this board about using it in Ranger engines.
I have a 3.0 V6 flex fuel engine, can I use Seafoam in it?
What are the benifits/risks?
Is there more than one type of Seafoam or just the regular one you see in the auto store.
Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:04 PM
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yes u can use it. in the crank case, brake booster, and gas tank. i had a very rough idle and it cured it. but do it at night, i didnt and i smoked out my whole neighberhood lol. and theres many different seafoam types. trans tune etc...
just get the regular one
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

yeah i used it for the first time myself and im happy with the results. my truck runs normally better when its first started up. im doing it every couple thousand miles now
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

heres what i did on both my ranger and my sable i used a vaccumn line to suck about 1/3rd of the can of seafoam into the engine and let it run until it stopped smoking the sable made my whole neighborhood covered in white smoke then i put a 1/3rd into the oil right before i changed it letting it run about a min or two with it in there ( DO NOT REV THE ENGINE WITH THAT IN THERE!!) then changed the oil as soon as it was cool enough too and then put the last third of the can into the fuel tank it made a HUGE diffrence in the sable and made a decently noticeable one in the ranger
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:38 PM
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heres what i did on both my ranger and my sable i used a vaccumn line to suck about 1/3rd of the can of seafoam into the engine and let it run until it stopped smoking the sable made my whole neighborhood covered in white smoke then i put a 1/3rd into the oil right before i changed it letting it run about a min or two with it in there ( DO NOT REV THE ENGINE WITH THAT IN THERE!!) then changed the oil as soon as it was cool enough too and then put the last third of the can into the fuel tank it made a HUGE diffrence in the sable and made a decently noticeable one in the ranger
did you do it in that order? and did you have to rev it when you had the vac line off to pour the seafoam in?
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

This video is rather old but should help.

I have never done it before but heard many good things about it!

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAV5ln5cUc[/YT]
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:53 AM
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I put it in my gas tank to cure the worst spark-knock I'd ever heard. My engine has under 53000 miles and that spark-knock was stupid bad. Don't know what caused it, but anyway, I put Seafoam in a tank of 87 octane and ran 2 tanks of 89 octane since. NO spark-knocking at all. I'm going to try another tank of 87 octane in a couple weeks to see if the knocking is really gone. So, its either the seafoam or the 89 octane that fixed my issue. Either way, the truck is running very good now.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

the only point that should be mentioned here is that if you run it through your brake booster line, it will foul your spark plugs so a plug change will be needed after you run the seafoam.

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:21 PM
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yes u can use it. in the crank case, brake booster, and gas tank. i had a very rough idle and it cured it. but do it at night, i didnt and i smoked out my whole neighberhood lol. and theres many different seafoam types. trans tune etc...
just get the regular one
Brake booster you say? I have seen this a time or two but could use some clarification...
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:51 PM
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Big round thing with hose coming off it. Remove hose and use it as a straw to suck up the seafoam



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Old 08-17-2010, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

I used to use SeaFoam in my diesel Liberty Jeep. Every year when I changed the fuel filter, I would pour a can in the new filter and top it off with diesel. The thing would smoke like crazy for a minute or two. I never had a problem with the injectors plugging or getting fouled. I don't know if it really did any good either.
I'm not afraid of it. I would not hesitate to use it.
What is it you want to do?
What are the symptoms?
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

I have used it 2 rangers, an expadition, my wife ML350 and both of my bikes. Suck it in the booster, shut the motor down for 5 minutes or so, start it back up and let the smoke begin. Has solved a few issues for me. Everything from knocking/ pinging, bad pedal responce, slugishness to what ever. Good stuff.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:41 PM
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the only point that should be mentioned here is that if you run it through your brake booster line, it will foul your spark plugs so a plug change will be needed after you run the seafoam.

Rafal
At this point I am concerned abut the post that says it will foul the plugs if sucked through the booster line.... I REALLY do not want to change the plugs again.... really. Is there any way to avoid this? I looked for another main vacuum line. Wasn't really sure what i was looking for...
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

I would also like to know also... because I don't feel like changing out the plugs right now.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: Seafoam...

so you change the oil after doing this .. im confused the product looks great and would really like to try it ... but can i get some more info plz
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