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Seafoamed the 4cyl...

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by dually, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    dually

    dually [OP] Low and slow

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    And wow. What a difference! It idles sooo much smoother now. I'll see what the improvement is in the fuel mileage. I recommend it to anyone approaching the 90k mark.:D
     
  2. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    Seafoam is the greatest fuel system cleaner ever!!!! :burnrubber:
     
  3. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    Brunes abides. Thor

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    I gotta find the brake booster in my scion- I like what people say about this stuff and I really want to try it out.

    Glad your hooked you up tho-smoke like a mo fo??
     
  4. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    dually

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    Yeh it smoked pretty bad! Say goodbye to all the power robbing carbon! I was just totally blown away by how something so simple made the truck run so much better
     
  5. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    i absolutely love seafoam!!! it really does make a difference in the idle and acceleration on a car or truck....and if you have mosquitos........not after the seafoam you dont!!!:D
     
  6. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    hey man...your mileage will increase too bud. i did it on my tacoma and the wifes honda accord....she was getting 32 mpg, then i seafoamed and now shes up to 36 in the accord!!!:thumbsup: it was with a spark plug change too, but i know the seafoam had alot to do with it...always does!
     
  7. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    Yeh, ive been average 21 in town with my 2rz. I'll let ya'll know tomorrow what im getting after the seafoam!
     
  8. Oct 15, 2008 at 10:51 AM
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    I've read that you're supposed to change your oil and filter when you're done. If that's true, I'd wait until the oil was dirty before I did the Seafoam treatment.

    Youtube has several videos of people Seafoaming their rigs :)
     
  9. Oct 15, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    its probably best to, so it doesnt contaminate the oil.........but i doubt too much will get into the oil anyway.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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    automobile holy water.... I just hate that it smokes sooo bad for so long!!! It's hard to find a place where the smoke won't annoy and bother other people.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    yeah....my neighbors dont like it that much...so they just go inside....but then again...when its done, no mosquitos for a while!!!:D
     
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    Haha, the wind was blowing 30mph, i dont think the neighbors cared! Well, i got a improvement of about +1mpg better!
     
  13. Oct 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I Seafoamed my Tacoma and it threw a CEL, but that cleared itself up after about two or three starts. Smoked out the woods next door pretty well!

    Funny thing though, I ran it through the brake booster hose on my GFs Ford Probe, did it just like I did the Taco, let it sit for 5 or 6 minutes, started the engine. Not one bit of smoke came out the exhaust. It isn't pooled in the hose so it had to go somewhere! Just weird it didn't smoke at all.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    Man is that your GF in your Sig... becuzz if it is.... you one lucky bastard if you get to Probe her Ford. :boink:


    And if it didn't smoke, you probably did it wrong.
     
  15. Oct 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    LOL nope, that ain't her. Mine still says "you post you die" when it comes to pictures. I'm still working on her.

    I've Seafoamed several vehicles, I thought the same thing (I must have done it wrong) so I did it a second time. Still no smoke. It was for sure the hose to the brake booster and it went straight to the intake manifold. I'm thinking I'll try it one more time this coming weekend. Odd for sure, even if everything was shiny new clean in there the Seafoam itself should have smoked some.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    I've noticed seafoam won't produce much if any smoke if the engine is pretty clean to begin with. I seafoamed my current car twice within a couple weeks and the second time didn't smoke hardly at all. The first time it smoked for a good 20 min.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    so do you have to chang the spark plugs too? or is it just the oil i should be concerned about?
     
  18. Dec 24, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    you shouldn't have any problems with the oil unless you add the seafoam to the oil directly. Changing the spark plugs is suggested but not absolutely necessary, just make sure you check them after you run the seafoam. If they look fine you should be alright.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    I have 20k+ on my 08 and I seafoam it every oil change usually right after or in the middle, or before I go on a long trip (2+ hours or so) and let everything get good and hot. Also a tidbit of info my uncle owns a boat repair shop and he recommends it to all his costumers.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    Oh a buddy of mine does claim it killed his chainsaw!
     
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