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seafoam and header?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by higherlux, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    ive read all kinds of threads about seafoaming
    so my question is where exactly do u put it ??
    is there any where i cant or shouldnt put it??
    name all the place i can put it and how much should go there

    and i need a new header mine is cracked in 2 places
    im pretty shure its cracked all of the way around it idk i havent really looked at it
    where is a palce i can get a good cheap bolt on performance header at for a 98 4 cyl 3rz-fe 4wd?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    almost 30 mins and no replies or help
    hmmmmmm unusual?????
     
  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    You should put Seafoam through your brake booster line, you could do your PVC line but I think the brake booster will be better. You can use 1/4 or 1/2 a can in(slowly).
    Ide also put some through your fuel.

    dont know about the headers, you could try URD.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Also, I wouldnt put it in the oil! It could damage seals, bc of the age and mileage on the truck.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    when u say brake booster do u mean the place wher i put the brake fluid?
    and pvc line ????where exactly is that at?
    sorry for the ignorance
     
  6. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Right behind the brake fluid reservoir is a big round thing(brake booster) attached to the firewall. There is a vacuum line coming off of that. Unhook that vacuum line from the brake booster and pour seafoam into it while the engine is running.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    alright then
    any where else i should put it besides the gas tank to help improve performance and gas milage
     
  8. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    half can thru the brake booster line/half can in the gas tank....you are good to go. get someone to look at your header......you may be able to hav it welded back together if it isnt too bad.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    thats what my pops told me
    and im some what od a welder myself but i dont kno if i could do it he said you nave to have a specail kinda rod tho
     
  10. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    best bet is to take the header off the truck and see how bad it actually is first, then decide if you wanna try welding it.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    i might just do that tomarro
    u wouldnt happen to know about how much it would be for a shop to weld it would ya?
     
  12. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    shouldnt be too much at all man. come on up here to rock hill tomorrow......we'll take it off and take it to the welding shop and have ya hooked up! tomorrow is mod day afterall!!
     
  13. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    i would but i have other plans tomarro
     
  14. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    thats cool....take the header off and take it to a shop.,........they should be able to hook ya up no problem.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    yea i will prolly do that just from looking at the performance headers from urd and lcengeneering 300$ is a lil bit more than i wanna pay
     
  16. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    getting there....
    you can probably get something cheaper on ebay.......but it probably wont be too good.
     
  17. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    i aint all that worried about it i was just wondering of some componies than make tem and how much one would coust i was looking for aroung 100$ but 300 no way
    the only real reason i want to get it fixed because its makeing kinda a clicking noise and u can hear the exaust comeing through the cracks

    heres a pic of it
    this is a older pic i think the cracks got bigger than the ones in this pic

    100_0298.jpg
     
  18. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    damn!!!! yeah....you definitely need that fixed man!!! it should be able to be welded back, but in case it aint.....try looking on craigslist or the classifieds here and see if anyone has a stock header for your truck for cheap.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    alright ill keep an eye out for 1
     
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    My suggestion is to put the seafoam back on the shelf at the Wal~mart. Pouring liquids into your brake booster, or any vacuum line for that mater line can damage your engine. As far as your "header" goes that looks like a stock exhaust manifold to me, not a header. If you wan't more performance out of your truck I would suggest getting a header. If you are tight on cash though, I would just run down to the junk yard and see about finding another stock exhaust manifold. I think the stock manifolds are too thick to be welded effectively.
     
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