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Old October 15th, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Ok, so I couldn't find anywhere to put this, if it's in the wrong place kindly tell me and I'll move it to where it needs to go thanks!

Seafoam, My Opinion and How to do it.

I first happened upon Seafoam while browsing around on the internet, I read up a bunch of reviews on it, found on another forum I *was* on about how exactly to introduce this to the engine, and what exactly this stuff does.

Seafoam is a Petroleum product that can be used in Gasoline 4 cycle engine's, Diesels, and even in the 2 cycle Lawn Mowers and Weedeaters. Once introduced, it's supposed to up throttle response, clean the engine, increase MPG's.

How I did it(which is how it's done as far as I know on 73-96 Ford Trucks and Bronco's) is pulled the vacuum hose on the brake power booster, take a funnel(this is important so as NOT to HYDROLOCK the engine!:Poke:) and SLOWLY pour 1/3 to 1/2 of the can into the funnel, your goal is to slowly let the engine suck it in, it will smoke a little depending upon how dirty the engine is, keep pouring until however much you decided to use is gone.

Shut the engine off, walk away and let it sit, it says on the can to let it sit for 5 minutes, I let it sit for an Hour. Re-attach the booster line. Once you start it back up(again depending upon how carboned up the engine is) it's gonna smoke cause it's cleaning the engine, take it for a drive, try and gas it as much as you can, and if it's smoking bad I DON"T RECOMMEND taking it on the highway unless your really a mean person and don't care about anyone else. Once it's done smoking, it's done it's job.

So you've still got some left in the can? Either use it in the oil(I recommend about 100 miles BEFORE your oil change) or pour it in your tank to clean the injector's or carb jets and venturi's.

My Opinion

I used it in my Bronco, after I used it I noticed a major improvement in throttle response, the engine is clean(GOOD oil is also a MAJOR factor in engine cleanliness), I also used it in the oil, it removed a bunch of stuff. I can be cruising on the highway 55-60 MPH's and left off the gas and be at 45 MPH in 10 seconds.

Do I believe it works, Yes. It's recommended by the company to use it every oil change or 5000 miles I believe, In fact I'm due to use it again in the bronco.

So if you've used it, feel free to post up how you feel about, and what improvement(s) did you notice?

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SeaFoam, My Opinion.

I first happened upon SeaFoam while browsing around on the Internet, I read up a bunch of reviews on it, found on another forum I *was* on about how exactly to introduce this to the engine, and what exactly this stuff does.

SeaFoam is a Petroleum product that can be used in Gasoline 4 cycle engine's, Diesels, and even in the 2 cycle Lawn Mowers and Weedeaters. Once introduced, it's supposed to up throttle response, clean the engine, increase MPG's.
BB - SeaFoam's been around for a long time. Good idea in posting about this. This company is over 50 years old and they are as humble as thier product is awesome. No messin around - It just works!

I've used it in all my old trucks and cars. Never used it on any of my newer vehicles only because they didn't need it. If they did need it I would not hesitate to use SeaFoam again.

I use Lucas Oil's Injector cleaner on my '09 truck and my wife's '07 Camry with no problems. But I have heard some stories of other brands of injector cleaners causing problems with the ECM.

Used SeaFoam on my '88 Ford Taurus wagon's engine, gas tank and the transmission. Worked great and never had any problems. In fact the engine ran better and the trans with over 150k miles was crisper than before.

Believe it was originally devolped for marine/boat applications and the craze caught on big time. People realized it worked as great on the inside engine parts as WD-40 worked on the outside parts.

http://www.seafoamsales.com/



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I didn't know, I'm only 18, my dad is in his 50's and he has never heard of it either.
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BB - your a wise man at 18 !

Keep'er going big guy. Your posts are filled with wisdom.



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sea foam is quite common down here. especially around the older 2-stroke outboards...

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Never heard of putting it in the tranny, how'd the fluid look w/ it in there when it came time for a change H?
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We're going back a decade plus or more ago and since i don't remember the color of the oil as it being much of a big thing I'm sure all was good to go. I do remember the trans behaving better because i had never used it on a trans before and i was skeptical.

I usually changed out the wagon's transmission oil every two years or so. Everything was relatively cheap and easy to do back then.



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We're going back a decade plus or more ago and since i don't remember the color of the oil as it being much of a big thing I'm sure all was good to go. I do remember the trans behaving better because i had never used it on a trans before and i was skeptical.

I usually changed out the wagon's transmission oil every two years or so. Everything was relatively cheap and easy to do back then.
They make a product called Trans Tune that is what should go in the trans don't know if that's what you mean.

I killed a head gasket in a Ranger with Seafoam once. Also know of others that have done even worse. Increased cylinder pressures from excess fluid and fuel can hydro lock the engine or finish off a head gasket that's going bad. Pour slowly is pretty key.

I personally prefer the slow and easy method of putting it in the gas tank once in awhile. If you need harsher cleaning pour it in with 1/4 tank.
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Been using this product for years with all of my vehicle. All I can say is that it really works.
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Seafoam if a fantastic product, worth every penny!


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