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Old 11 Jul 2012, 06:43 pm
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Default Should i use some Seafoam?

I have heard good things about seafoam and i am wondering if i should use it? Also if i should use it, can anyone suggest what vacuum line to run it through? Pictures would be great. I have a 2001.
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 06:53 pm
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

Without gong back over everything about your PT, what problems do you have that you think you need it?
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 07:55 pm
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

nothing really but more as a maintenance. I got a bottle to put some in my scooter and i figured since i already have it, should i run it through my car too?
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 08:01 pm
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

I guess it can't hurt except for the air quality when you put it through the main manifold vacuum line. Lots of smoke. Takes longer but you can add it to the gas tank.

Here's how to use it.

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Old 11 Jul 2012, 08:15 pm
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

Yeah i was just wondering if anyone here used it themselves and i am not sure which vacuum hose i should use that will go into all cylinders.. I know it blows so much smoke.
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 08:40 pm
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

i run it in my das all the time qwell that and the Lucas gas additive switch back and forth never done the vacume line deal I ahve poured tranny fluid down a car before
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 10:52 am
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

I've used all 3 methods: fuel, vac line and oil.

Fuel - takes awhile, easy to do. Cleans injectors. Not a bad idea.
Vac - Pull off a vac line while the car's running, slowly feed Seafoam through the line. When finished, shut the car off and allow it to sit for 10+ minutes, then restart. Smoke will be present.
Oil - Add a small amount to your oil and drive a maximum of 100 miles, then change the oil.

I usually do a combination of Fuel/Vac.. usually half and half.

It's great stuff, but I only buy it when it's on sale.
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 03:33 pm
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Default Re: Should i use some Seafoam?

put the seafoam in a cup of some sort, pull the vacuum line off the PCV(at the valvecover), start the engine and suck all but an inch or so in the car slowly so it doesn't die out. then when you get to the last inch, suck it up quick so it stalls the motor. turn the ignition key off. let it sit for 10-15 minutes and enjoy the smokescreen when you start it back up. rev the piss out of it(like hit the rev limiter) when the smoke lightens enough to drive, find a stretch of road where you can floor it, and get on it as much as you can safely. i love seafoam. fun for the whole family.

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Old 12 Jul 2012, 05:34 pm
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lol thanks for the info guys
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 06:12 pm
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put the seafoam in a cup of some sort, pull the vacuum line off the PCV(at the valvecover), start the engine and suck all but an inch or so in the car slowly so it doesn't die out. then when you get to the last inch, suck it up quick so it stalls the motor. turn the ignition key off. let it sit for 10-15 minutes and enjoy the smokescreen when you start it back up. rev the piss out of it(like hit the rev limiter) when the smoke lightens enough to drive, find a stretch of road where you car floor it, and get on it as much as you can safely. i love seafoam. fun for the whole family.

Quote for truth.. I never found the stretch of road to floor it, but I almost had the FD called to my house.. 10 years never did anything like to the motor, yeah there was a lot of smoke.
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