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i see a lot of people talking about putting seafoam into the exhaust system to check for leaks. what is seafoam and is ok to do.
 

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perfect. answered all my questions. off to auto zone. thanks a lot.
 

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All these years, I though seafoam was just a horrible mistake of a color. Live and learn.
Glad I wasn't the only one!!!;) :D
 

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seafoam is the best. i put it in my jeep after it had set for 4 years and it cleaned it all up. i like this stuff and it is well worth it.
 

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I was skeptical. I tried it once and didnt see any thing, no smoke show or anything. Then i saw ppl talkin about it again figured id give it another shot. Man was it a world of a difference.
 

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I use almost a full case of SeaFoam a week. It is a great product, wont hurt anything at all, and will actually help with the fuel mileage in the end. As for the white smoke, its the carbon in the engine that is burning off. Some may have more smoke than others, depending on the mileage and care of the vehicle.

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You must put lots of miles on your Jeep. ;)

I use almost a full case of SeaFoam a week. It is a great product, wont hurt anything at all, and will actually help with the fuel mileage in the end. As for the white smoke, its the carbon in the engine that is burning off. Some may have more smoke than others, depending on the mileage and care of the vehicle.

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I used some last week and I think I did it wrong. I poured it in (into the BB vac. line) really slow b/c it sounded like it was going to shut off when I did it fast. am I supposed to just put the line into the bottle so it sucks it up real fast?
 

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You can pour it in your gas tank and also in you oil pan (when you change the oil) regularly.

is there also other way to use it to give the pistons cams a "shock clean"... I'm not totally familiar with the procedure but I know for sure that lot of folks use it in cars or motorcycles.

Miko...
 

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i tried the seafoam the other day, and i had some smoke coming out the tailpipe, but i don't think i've really noticed a difference. i figure with all the white smoke coming out that it was doing it's job so i guess that's all that matters.
 

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id recommend seafoam to anyone. i did a total treatment on my truck a few months ago.

did half a can in the brake booster; waited 15 minutes, fired it up and let the smoke die away.

did almost a full can into the brake booster; let it sit over night, fired it up and smoked out the neighborhood for 10 or so minutes. then drove like a psycho for another 5 minutes to clear all of it out.

put a full can into the gas tank and ran that through while i drove to moab

the remaining (almost 3/4 of a bottle) went into my engine for about a 100 miles, then changed the oil.

so if the white smoke is the burning of excess of carbon, well then i had a lot of it. as most people will experience. people who try seafoam and dont claim to have a lot of white smoke or dont seem to notice any improvements, possibly have not done it right.

some people will experience more/less smoke, and more/less improvements. this can all depend on how your engine has been treated and how many miles you got on the thing.

for instance my truck ('92 toyota 22-re) was treated like gold by the last 2 owners (im # 3) but it had 186,000 miles on it when i did the seafoam treatment.


i noticed a little less hesitation, a little more throttle response, 1-2 mpg better on my drive down to moab.

do this treatment right, and you will be more than happy!
 

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i love the looks on peoples faces. kinda like "what is that retard doing? doesnt he know his truck is on fire!"
 

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Its hilarious when your driving and leaving a smoke trail like a stunt plane.
Not really. On my way to Moab the turbo went out on my truck. It only smoked during deceleration, but when it did, it was like I was a mosquito spraying truck. Rather embarrassing actually. I still wheeled the crap out of it at Moab, but for some reason everybody kept insisting that I be the tail gunner. I must be a good tail end Charlie, that's what I keep telling myself.
 

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The white smoke being emitted while running Sea Foam isn't carbon being burned off, actual carbon blows out looking like bits of soot. Nearly anything like the pale oil (as Sea foam uses), ATF, etc. added to the engine will cause clouds of white smoke to be emitted from the exhaust. 12-16 ounces of plain water slowly (should take 1-2 minutes to drain 16 ounces) trickled into the throttle body while the engine runs at a slightly elevated RPM will get rid of any carbon deposits just as easily and a little faster for free. No (!) this does not harm the engine so long as you don't accidentally dump the entire container of water into the engine at once. Water's ability to get rid of carbon deposits was discovered during WWII when it was used in bombers to increase engine power (via water injection) and the mechanics noticed how the engines were sparkling clean internally afterwards.

One thing I would NEVER do with Sea Foam is to pour it into the crankcase, at least not for more than a few minutes before an engine oil drain... which I don't really believe helps anyway. :)
 

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12-16 ounces of plain water slowly (should take 1-2 minutes to drain 16 ounces) trickled into the throttle body while the engine runs at a slightly elevated RPM will get rid of any carbon deposits just as easily and a little faster for free. No (!) this does not harm the engine so long as you don't accidentally dump the entire container of water into the engine at once. Water's ability to get rid of carbon deposits was discovered during WWII when it was used in bombers to increase engine power (via water injection) and the mechanics noticed how the engines were sparkling clean internally afterwards.

One thing I would NEVER do with Sea Foam is to pour it into the crankcase, at least not for more than a few minutes before an engine oil drain... which I don't really believe helps anyway. :)
i have also wondered about the water treatment. ive heard about it, read about it, wondered about it. it seems like it should work. ive never tried it, but it seems like it should work.

as far as pouring seafoam directly into your crankcase for more than a few minutes... well i have done it many times, like the instructions on the bottle say, and just as people on forums much like this have said..... well , lets just say i have not had a problem doing this a hundred miles or less before an oil change. and no one else i have read about did.

there are other pruducts in which you can buy to clean out the sludge or whatever deposits in your engine. they say to run your engine till hot and "do not drive" !!

but seafoam to my knowledge isnt one of them.

its very safe.... dont knock it till you try it!
 

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I just used seafoam 100 miles before my oil change. poured some in the gas tank, crank case, and brake booster line. all equally divided by 1/3 of the bottle. after the oil change and intake it smoked and ran like shit for 10-15 miles.. but after that it felt a bit more smoother and peepy. not very noticeably but well fr 6 bucks of seafoam.
 
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