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Old 01-14-2010, 10:42 PM
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I just added this in another thread but I will paste it here too.

For anyone wondering, seafoam is intended as engine treatment and as a fuel additive. To run it through the engine, pour it in the throttle body, or find a vacuum line that goes into the intake. Ideally, you want the seafoam concentrate to be equally proportioned into your cylinder heads by mixing with the air that is going into the engine itself. On my 5.2 [engine warm] I remove the Airhat, pour the seafoam into the TB keeping the revs up to keep it from stalling until half the can is gone. I either kill the engine or shut it off. I pour the other half into the tank [16 oz treats 25 gallons, so 8oz treats my near-full tank of 12 gallons]. I wait 20 minutes and go out and start up the truck.


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and my buddy's 1998 Ram 1500

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Does it hurt to rev like that in park?
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So all that smoke is supposed to be the built up crap in the engine getting burned out?
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So all that smoke is supposed to be the built up crap in the engine getting burned out?
The smoke is just the seafoam being burned up. A lot of the time a dirty engine caked with carbon will seem to smoke longer than a clean engine. It also depends on how much seafoam you put in and how long you let it sit. It does seem that older dirty engines can produce one massive smoke show though.
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you tell a difference afterwards??
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you tell a difference afterwards??
The first time, yes. The idle lowers, it runs smoother, and I get better gas mileage while it is in the tank. Now, I run it as maintenance. I would rather the engine stay clean, and have to run seafoam twice a year through the tank than wait until it gets really dirty.

So yes, I did feel a difference, but now I try to keep it clean enough so I don't have to notice a difference the next time I do it
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good posts, good videos. Definitely a good maintenance tool to keep the truck running as new as possible
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Use the best fuel you have available in your area .... run synthetic oil .... keep the air filer clean .... you should never have a "buildup" issue in your engine.
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