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Old 12-11-2011, 02:33 PM
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I have a 99 5.9 with a 140,000 miles on it and I've never ran any cleaner or anything through it. Just wanted to get you guys opinion on sea foam engine treatment and seafoam tranny clean.
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I have never heard of anyone putting it in the transmission
i think it is better to drop the pan & change out the filter(s)
maybe take the valve body out & have a transmission shop clean it, if you want to

It seems everyone but me, puts it in their engine vacuum line & fuel tank
I had mine done by a shop that specializes in engine work, i wanted my fuel system as clean as possible
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Ya they make a product for the transmission now so that's why I was asking. With the little town I live in we don't have a special mechanic shop just your regular everyday mechanic. Normally I do all my own work, so do you think a regular mechanic can get the fuel system cleaned out
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With 140k I wouldn't run ANYTHING through the trans to "clean" it.
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I wouldnt mess with the trans unless you can afford to replace it, some things need to be left well enough alone. Trannys usually last the life of the vehicle unless abused or put under alot of strain ( towing/4wheeling) otherwise if its running good leave the tranny alone. It seems every time someone touches a tranny besides just a normal fluid filter change something goes wrong. They run hot because they are made that way, normal operational temp is like 300 degrees and the fluid is designed for that, the additives just break everything down and not worth taking that chance.

As far as seafoam, i have used it in many vehicles to clean the fuel system and the intake/injectors and it does a great job.
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I use seafoam on a regular basis and it works great.
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When you do the SeaFoam treatment, make sure that you follow directions on the can

Personally i don't put anything in the crankcase, except the correct oil
That part is up to you
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I've used it on a number of times and been very pleased with the results; however.... I have only put it in the gas tank.
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I have used it. After I put it in, I pulled apart the engine and found that every part of the engine was filled with thick white foam. It didn't clean anything and left a huge mess that took me hours to clean out. Don't waste your time.
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Happily married, are you reasonably certain, that you didn't have a blown gasket to the coolant, or drove short trips alot? never heard of seafoam doing anything bad.

Handcuff man, consider changing transfer case oil (dextron) and differential oil before tranny, they have tough conditions to perform under , under all conditions. I'd consider sticking a magnet to an obscure area of the differentials, to collect chips, magnetic drain plugs are best.
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