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Sea Foam question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Khaos, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Khaos

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    About to go sea foam my truck for the first time. Just want to make sure that I'm gonna do this right.

    I disconnect this and slowly pour the sea foam in while my truck idles.. Then I shut the truck off for five minutes turn it on and let it do its thing.

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    Am I forgetting anything? Any advice?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    You got it. Don't panic when it smokes heavily from the exhaust.

    You can also add some to your fuel tank.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    I'd have to look at my FJ but is there another place closer to the throttle body?

    On my 2003 Tacoma I pull the hose off of the pcv valve, insert a small funnel into the hose and slowly pour the seafoam in there. I make sure the engine is up to operating temp then Seafoam her. Shut her off then wait 5 then start the engine and let it idle until the smoking stops
     
  4. Oct 3, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    I've heard good and bad about seafoam. If you use Techron is seafoam necessary? Do you change your oil after you run seafoam? If it cleans crap out of the motor some of it must get into the oil. Curious George
     
  5. Oct 3, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    I put some in my gas tank a while ago at around 75k miles, now at 86k, no problems and it seemed to idle a little smoother.
    putting it in the your intake/manifold/pcv is like what some old timers I know have told me they used to do, but they would use just water and it would "steam clean" things lol. I figure if it really cleans junk out, where does it go? oil, cats/muffler? anyways, good luck with all the smoke :D
     
  6. Oct 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    getting there....
    i always just disconnect the hose from the brake booster and shove it in the can of seafom until half is gone, then cut truck off for a bit, then fire it back up and smoke the neighbors out.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    Khaos

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    Sea Foaming is complete. Not nearly as much smoke as I had hoped.... Truck is idling and sounds far better now. I think my Taco's happy...

    Now I'm sitting here ripping apart the head unit on my Mom's '03 Sequioa to get some CDs out since her changer broke... Damn Toyota and their clips. She wants to get a GPS head unit and ditch the stock one... Anybody wanna recommend a good one?
     
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