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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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seafoam

i picked up a can of seafoam today at autozone beucase it was on sale and i thought that i would try it. But where should i put it...
1. in the TB
2. in the Oil
3. in the gas tank

ive never used seafoam before so i just want to make sure i do it right i read 1/3 in the tb and the rest in the tank. just wondering if that is correct.

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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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It's up to the user to put it where you want it as needed. I just did it to my ranger the same way you did, and it helped...it did smoke a bit.

next time, please do a search, there are a ton of questions on seafoam.
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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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ya i did search and i didn't really want to read through the 25 page thread about it. I just was basically wondering if put it in my tb and then in my gas tank if that is the right way to do it?
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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #5
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so the best thing would be to suck it up with the vacum line. just wondering but is that the same as pouring it into the tb?

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Unread 02-23-2007, 09:07 PM   #6
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It is different because of several reasons.

You can control how much Seafoam is going in by using the vacuum pretty well compared to pouring it into the throttle body. If you dump enough you can cause damage in your engine because it is not just the water that doesn't compress. It is liquid that doesn't compress causing hydrolock.

You don't need any tool to use the vacuum line vs. removing the air tube to get to the throttle body.

You are also risking soaking IAC which I managed to damage when I was cleaning the throttle body using carb spray.

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Unread 02-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #7
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alright so into the vacume line it goes...

i'm gunna wait until morning so i can see all the cool smoke lol

thanx drew
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Unread 02-24-2007, 08:53 AM   #8
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i did the vacuum line seafoam on my ranger, let it sip it very slowly, must have been dirty cuz it caused a lot of smoke.
3 days later had to replace my front o2 Sensor.

Coincidence? not sure but it cost me 82 bucks
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Unread 02-24-2007, 08:56 AM   #9
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dang i don't want to have to replace my o2
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Unread 02-24-2007, 08:56 AM   #10
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i did the vacuum line seafoam on my ranger, let it sip it very slowly, must have been dirty cuz it caused a lot of smoke.
It would have smoked just as badly had your engine been brand-new and pristine inside.
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Unread 02-24-2007, 09:13 AM   #11
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Super Seafoam Mister

Those who've been around a while will remember this story!

But to answer your question just let the vacuum line suck it in. Its also good to just dump it in the fuel tank from time to time.
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Unread 02-24-2007, 10:11 AM   #12
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Well, I have different experience from Jerry. I have put in Seafoam in various vehicles, 1999 V8 WJ, 1996 Nissan Quest v6, 2004 Toyota Camry 4cyl, and 1998 TJ 6cyl.

WJ emitted barely any smoke which had 40K miles on it. Nissan with 160,000 miles had almost no smoke, Toyota Camry with 30k and TJ at 70k, 80k, 96k, 100k miles did a lot of smoke.

One thing I noticed, WJ was barely choking with the seafoam being sucked in as compared other engines that I had pace how much was going in to keep the engine alive; must have been the bigger displacement.

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Unread 02-24-2007, 11:26 AM   #13
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my 99 tj 4.0 smoked a good bit for a few seconds but for the rest of the can, not really that much...im just glad i did it cause it helped me find a hole in my exhuast manifold.
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how will you be able to tell if there is a hole in your exhaust manafold will liquid come out or will it smoke out of the hole?

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Smoke will come out of the hole, if ya have one
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