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Old 09-16-2011, 09:16 AM
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what does the sea foam do? how to you use it, meaning where do you pore it in? ive herd others use this, not having problems but htink it might be good to use it, anyone please let me know!! thanks Rob
There are instructions on the can and online at their website. It basically breaks down gunk and cleans whatever you put it in. You can put some in with your fuel, and it will clean the fuel system(similar to fuel injector cleaner...) but I think it works better. You can put some in with your oil and it will clean gunk/sludge in your engine. You can also run it through vacuum lines into your throttle body/intake manifold to clean out gunk in your intake(this will help clean the combustion chamber/pistons a lot as well).
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I use seafoam in my boat motor all the time. Helps keep carbon buildup out of the cylinders and ckeeps the carburetorclean as a whistle. Never had engine problems and its a 1989 model Johnson.

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also another way to use it is the sea foam deep creep spray bottle, is to take your spark plugs out and spray half the can in four cylinders, the second half in the other four!!!, this is a direct shot to the pistons, it will not very well at first and maybe hard to get it started and it will smoke like a blown head gasket, or divide the can some in the cylinders and then some in the TB, let it set for about 10 min and drive, also this works best when the engine is normal operating temp!!!
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Well folks, the verdict is in from the SECOND dealership's service department.....

Timing belt slipped! From what I'm told, when valves meet pistons it's NOT a good thing.

Anybody got a motor they want to sell?
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Sucks....

Just for reference you truck does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain. If they literally told you "timing belt slipped" then I'd question their judgement...
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Sucks....

Just for reference you truck does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain. If they literally told you "timing belt slipped" then I'd question their judgement...
Yeppers I have never seen a chain slip, stretch yes............ but it would not make that big of a change on your engine.

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Well folks, the verdict is in from the SECOND dealership's service department.....

Timing belt slipped! From what I'm told, when valves meet pistons it's NOT a good thing.

Anybody got a motor they want to sell?
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Sucks....

Just for reference you truck does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain. If they literally told you "timing belt slipped" then I'd question their judgement...
snrusnak is right...no belt....but it does have 2 timing chains, one to each head. did they say which one ???

I'm am a little disappointed if they said timing 'belt'.....but maybe that's what they call the chains in that shop.

If in fact there was a little unwanted kissing of pistons and valves, likely the valves took the brunt of that and repairs are possible....in fact...likely, so shopping for a new engine is not necessarily required. I know that a lot of shops see the 'engine' as a non-serviceable part, and I don't agree with that philosophy. since it's off warranty, I'm sure there are some good private shops with the skills and equipment to deal with this properly.

If it was damaged beyond repair, I'm thinking it would have run a lot worse then you described...if at all.
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Yeah if you had timing chain issues and ended up with a bent valve(s), the truck likely wouldn't have run at all...
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Very interesting info. So chains and no belt? Sounds like they just want to sell new motor. Guess I should have it towed home and start tearing into it. Better get a chiltons first.

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