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Old 02-03-2013, 12:11 PM
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I too have used it on previous vehicles with good results.
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I've read that some people choose to change their oil and put seafoam in at that point then change the oil again after bout 100-300 miles. Thoughts? Is that a little redundant?
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I've read that some people choose to change their oil and put seafoam in at that point then change the oil again after bout 100-300 miles. Thoughts? Is that a little redundant?
Two things, they are putting Seafoam in 100-300 miles prior to their scheduled oil change to give it a chance to work, then all the crud gets drained out when they drain the oil. Secondly, it would not be a good thing to leave Seafoam in for an extended period of time. So no it is not redundant.
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Personally, i would not put it in my Crankcase
motor oil has its own detergent to keep the oil passages clean

The only place that needs cleaning every once in a while, is the where the gasoline travels
I put on a Catch Can to keep motor oil out of the gasoline to keep those passages as clean as possible. The smog system puts motor oil into the combustion chambers & gunks up that area with burnt carbon, which is nothing but charred motor oil
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I slowly poured it in the TB, about 1/2 a can. Let it sit for a bit and then fogged my backyard hehe.
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I have also had great success with it. Had a intermittent injector on a jeep once (that happens after 270,000 miles). pulled it out, soaked it in seafoam, and then ran several partial tanks of gas with a can in it and it and it cleaned it up enough that the at 340,000 miles, the jeep still runs like a top. (half the body is rusted away, and I think every suspension mount and bushing is worn out - but that's another story)

I have run it through the brake booster hose on several different vehicles to great effect. smooths out the idle and part throttle response has improved, cleans the carbon out of the chambers and intake with ease. I also run it in the lawnmower once each season, and twice per season for the bike. By now I should own stock in the company lol.

BTW - it also cleans gunpowder residue from the .45 and 9mm barrels like a charm, and is way cheaper than other gun solvents.
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Ive used it on all 4 of my RAMs. Seems to keep them clean. I always sucked about half of a can down the brake booster vacuum line and poured the rest in the gas tank. I put some in my 09 RAM and it idled real rough for a few min then cleared right up but not before it turned on the check engine light. I took her to auto zone and they read the code and said it was a random cylinder misfire. They cleared the code and all was well. I continue to use it! I have never tried it in the oil.
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I've used it for years in many applications all with good results

I recently used it in this 2nd gen I picked up

I knew the previous owner had barely passed emissions so I did what I know and ran 2/3's of a can through the booster and dumped the rest in the oil.

Two days later, dumped the oil and filter.

The next day it passed with amazing numbers.

I'll keep using it, I have another can waiting for later.
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What's really crazy, as I didn't expect it to happen with the first can in my fuel tank, was my city/hwy average went from 16.3mpg to 17.0mpg. I always used this stuff for my boat motors and since I've used it on my Hemi, I have noticed smoother idling and increased mileage per gallons. You ask any Gulf coast commercial fisherman that cares about their diesel boat engine, and they will tell you, this stuff gets rid of that DAMN "corn, ethanol crap" that likes to collect water in your fuel!
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40,000 kms so I figured it was time. Tonight I put 2/3 of a bottle slowly into my brake vacuum line with the engine running at idle. Shutdown for five minutes and poured the rest into my tank. Started it back up and left with my truck to run an errand. What a smoke screen I had behind me, the neighbours must have thought I broke my truck LOL. Anyway it seemed to do a great job and it does seem to run smoother now. Overall a good experience and the look on my neighbours face was priceless.
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