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seafoam help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by branct06, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    branct06

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    can someone show me with pics or describe to me where to put the seafoam on a 2nd gen tacoma?? pics would be best!!! thanks
     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    google vidoe or youtube sea foam,, more than enough info\
     
  3. Jul 15, 2009 at 3:53 AM
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    Its pretty simple. Just put half the can in the oil filler and the other half in your gas tank.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    On a V-6, wouldn't it leak out of the oil filter as you attmpt to install it-as the filter installs threads down?
     
  5. Jul 15, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    It says the oil FILLER neck and half in the gas tank.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    And check out the video if you want to try the intake method. But do be careful with that- It can destroy your cats if you do it wrong.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    i would not do the intake way....i think bad idea as well
     
  8. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    My bad!
     
  9. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    IDK about a BAD idea- It's probably not recommended if you have a high mileage engine cause the deposits and gunk may be supporting seals and gaskets- Remove it and you may find leaks.

    But the guys at any firestone/quiklube type place or the dealership that do the "Intake system Treatments" are doing the same thing- so if you do it right- no biggie. (and Catalytic converters are covered under the extended 8yr 80K emissions warranty)
     
  10. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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    yeah man, by bad idea i meant, if you do not know what you are doing, and just heard about this, take the safe way out. otherwise, get ready for this. OP - how many miles do you have?
     
  11. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    I've done the intake way on carb vehicles but it would be pointless to do so on a fuel injected vehicle. If you put it in the gas tank, it will work its way through the fuel system which is the intended purpose of it. The intake way worked on carb vehicles obviously because the carb is where the fuel enters the engine.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    i have about 57.000 miles on my truck
     
  13. Jul 15, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    yeah thats a good time to do it.. follow the posts and dont do it the intake way..when your ready, we are here for you buddy
     
  14. Jul 15, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Just finished doing it, everything went well
     
  15. Jul 15, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    didnt see too much smoke though.....
     
  16. Jul 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    u had low mileage...
     
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    how much gas did ya have in tank?
     
  18. Jul 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    When you add 1/2 the can into the oil filler neck, how long do you run the engine before changing the oil? It just seems odd to add such a thing to your oil. I would think it would be bad on your seals and could cause them to swell up and leak.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    I usually dump it in about 50 miles/2 days before an oil change...Not sure if it's right...but ::shrug:: makes sense to me.,
     
  20. Jul 15, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    I have used seafoam in the oil before oil change and in the fuel tank with good results. I can assure you that it will clean some of the shit out.
    The bike is carbed but I think it will also help our FI motors.
     
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