Seafoam Danger!


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And it will foul your plugs. Makes em burn super hot
The plugs look fine, tint darker than when I put them in but they look good.
 


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The plugs look fine, tint darker than when I put them in but they look good.
i meant if your plugs are already kinda old. I usually do mine right before i do a plug change
 

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the right tools for the right job,
there is an (IV) available from you local tool truck just for this use

it will be a bottle w/ a vac. gauge and a ball valve and a billet drip window w/ a Y block at the end.
 

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Uhhh... Is there two types of SeaFoam cleaner??

I have NEVER heard of adding it into a vacuum line... Isn't the idea to clean the injectors? If you add it through a vacuum line, it is never reaching the injectors. Injectors don't inject air... only fuel.

I have only headr of adding it to the fuel. That is the only way I have ever used it, or heard of it being used.
 

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On the can it states to use 1/3 added through a vac line, 1/3 in the fuel tank, then 1/3 in the oil. Drive it for about 100 miles then change the oil out.
 

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Yeah on the can, their web site and every guide I've ever read it says put 1/3rd of the can into the PCV valve (I don't know why people choose the brake booster line).
 

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Hmmm.. Ok. The can I got said to add the can to 10-20 gallons of gas, depending on the mixture you want.

The fuel part must be to clean the injectors, and the other parts are for sludge or something then (liek has been posted already).
 

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I might have been lucky
you were lucky. i knew a guy (mechanic) who was in a hurry and doing a JB emission service for a customer (similar to seafoam). he stuck the brake booster line in the can and let it eat. it hydrolocked the engine and his shop had to repair it and eat the bill.
 

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lol i did that but didn't hydrolock the motor the van line sucked the can right in the crushed it not letting any liquid in thank god.
 

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A Cadillac mechanic actually destroyed a Northstar by doing this (broke a rod).

Northstars are known to do this without any help at all!!!:headbang:
 

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Im new here but Ive used seafoam for years. someone mentioned they don't know why people use it on the brake booster line? Well Im not sure on the Ranger exactly, im in process of buying one, on some cars the brake booster line is easier to access, and where the brake booster line is pulled from is on the top of the intake plenum, which will make sure your getting the seafoam spread through the intake and all cylinders.

What I usually do is put 1/2 a can seafoam into oil a few hundred miles before i need to change it.

Then when oil change time comes I slowly slowly suck the rest through the brake booster. turn off and let sit for 20 minutes. Start it up let it idle for 10 minutes, you can slightly tap the throttle a little bit. Then I go drive it until the smoke stops pooring out. Then come back change oil.

I don't use any in my tank, just high octane gas. Injectors for my car are very sensitive. This is all on my 92 Maxima SE tho. Like someone mentioned that some cars are different and you'll do it a bit different for each vehicle, but its basically the same idea
 


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