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The Seafoam Chronicles

Postby BlueCrush » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:17 pm

http://videos.streetfire.net/s...3.htm

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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (BlueCrush)

Postby Vibr8tr » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:24 pm

What are they putting in there?
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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (BlueCrush)

Postby ToolGuy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:32 pm

Similar to GM Top Engien cleaner which I have used before.

GM tells you not to rev the crap out of the engine. Pour the cleaner in until it is just about gone and then pour faster until the engine stalls. Let sit and then restart. It makes huge clouds of smoke.

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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (MiVibe-ToolGuy)

Postby ColonelPanic » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:06 am

Yeah, they kinda went about that all wrong! Revving it up like that probably blew the crap out of the engine before it had a chance to do anything.

I've seen this done before too, huge clouds of smoke is right!

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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (ColonelPanic)

Postby Dragonsm » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:29 am

I've been that person before... One way to get neighbors talking in the neighborhood and a way to control the mosquito population. 1/2 a can of sea foam through the vacuum brake line (or whatever it is called) and stall out the motor that way. Let sit....and then start it back up. Actually cleaned the injectors out....however the buildup of the excess in the cat made for an interesting drive. Drove around for an hour or so and you would have thought I was burning oil big time.
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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (BlueCrush)

Postby silvrhawk7 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:58 am

Quote, originally posted by BlueCrush »
http://videos.streetfire.net/s...3.htm

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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles

Postby DavidPIL » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:38 am

Yeah, I've used Seafoam before. The revving part is pretty stupid. It works great through the next fill-up then the car seems to go back to the way it was.

When I let the car idle, I didn't get the smoke that bad, it all came out when I went for a drive afterwards. Still didn't rev it much but I thought I had messed something up with all the smoke I was letting out.

Used a little less than half the bottle through the intake hose then poured the rest directly into the tank on the next fill-up.

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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (ColonelPanic)

Postby VforVIBE » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:15 am

Quote, originally posted by ColonelPanic »
Yeah, they kinda went about that all wrong! Revving it up like that probably blew the crap out of the engine before it had a chance to do anything.

I've seen this done before too, huge clouds of smoke is right!

my brother did that to the GTO, nothing funnier then seeing that thing going down the road spiting out smoke.

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Postby justin0469 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:53 pm

I did this on my previous car, ridiculous amount of smoke. I was thinkin about doing it for my Vibe now too, putting it through the vacuum line off of the intake manifold that normally goes to the airbox. I just feel better about making sure everything is clean and not have to worry about when the last time was that the previous owner did anything.
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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (BlueCrush)

Postby Merzbow » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:57 pm

I don't get it....what's the point? I'm sure the engine would be fine without it?

...and of course just like anything you put on streetfire, there's alllways someone to flame your video no matter what it is of. I got a few comments on some of my videos that pissed me off.

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Postby justin0469 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:35 pm

I just do it to make sure it is running its best and clean. Depending on how dirty it is in there, it could make siginifcant difference. I haven't been looking around on these cars too much but I know alot of cars run their PCV and valve cover breather hose back to the intake. Over time, that means a coating of oil in your throttle body and intake manifold.

I did it today and for the most part it was pretty white (clean), sometimes it had a bluish tint but it is all clean now.

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Re: The Seafoam Chronicles (Merzbow)

Postby ToolGuy » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:06 pm

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I don't get it....what's the point? I'm sure the engine would be fine without it?

It is done to clean the top of the engine Merz such as the pistons, valves, valves guides, things like that. When you use it or others like GM Top Engine Clean, you let it sit and soak, then start the car. Seems like all the dudes did here in the vid is pour it in and start it up to watch the smoke. Unless there is a time lapse we did not see of when they let it sit and soak.

It can be used as a safe guard but usually recommended when the engine is pinging from carbon build up.

Sea Foam can also be used in the fuel tank to clean injectors but not in the manner in the video. It must be poured directly into the gas tank for the average person to clean their injectors.

I use Chevron Techron fuel system cleaner in all my cars for fuel injector cleaning. GM recommended and a GM Master Tech friend of mine recommends it too, so you cannot go wrong using it.

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Postby Raivis » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:38 am

were could i find the seafoam stuff???
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Re: (Raivis)

Postby VforVIBE » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:42 am

Auto parts, Autozone, etc...
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