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Old 03-01-2010, 02:09 PM
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I have 88,000 miles on my vehicle.I heard about Seafoam and how it helps with carbon buildup.My 3.0 has been quite sluggish so I figured I would try this stuff.I poured 1/2 the can in the gas tank and 1/2 in the vacuum line with the truck running, then turned it off and let it sit for 10 min.When I restarted it the truck released a cloud of smoke that was beyond belief.My truck ran alot better, but my plugs went bad.My plugs have only 5000 miles so I took em back to where I bought em and I said Im not sure why they went bad and they gave me new ones under warranty.Truck runs like new
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:23 PM
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Idoesnt it say on the can of seafoam may foul plugs or it recommends to change them after your done?
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:08 PM
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I think I'm gonna try this. How much was the brand that you went with?
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:11 PM
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Seafoam brand is like $10.99-$12.99

Motorcraft makes one also called PM3
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:16 PM
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On a side note

If you add it to your crankcase. By pouring it into where you add oil. You have to change the oil after your done.

You can do 1 can in your truck pour some into the fuel tank, crankcase and have it sucked through the brake booster.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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where exactly is the vacuum line? im wanting to try it ive just used it for gas treatment
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:21 PM
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I'm definitely doing this next week. After I get an alignment, I need one bad.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:25 PM
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On the driver side firewall that big round thing take the hose off there and stick it in the can and let it suck it out. not the whole can though

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Old 03-01-2010, 07:27 PM
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it wont hurt anything right except maybe the plugs?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:39 PM
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i actually just did this to my truck today and it runs perfect. it ran a little slow before but now its just purs. i didnt have any problems with my plugs though. i put half in my talk half through my vacume lines.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:54 AM
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it wont hurt anything right except maybe the plugs?
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If you pour some into the crankcase though change your oil. When putting in the gas tank dont put in with over 1/4 tank of gas in there.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:03 AM
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I put the other 1/2 of the can in the crankcase, then drove 50 miles and then changed it. Oil came out pitch black.I buy it at Walmart for like 9 bucks
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