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Old June 17th, 2003, 01:48 AM   #1
 
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Talking I used SeaFoam yesterday

If anyone was in the edison area, and saw a HUGE pile of smoke.. that was me cleaning out the carbon out of my and my wife's accord. My car has about 55K miles on it and her's has about 22K on it. Boy oh boy did the smoke come out when I revved my baby.. the sight brought tears to my eyes. And the neighbors came out offering to call atow truck thinking my engine blew up or something LOL

ANyways.. I just wanted to let you guys know this stuff absolutely works and dont bother spending $70 for carbon deposit cleaning when you can do it yourself

SeaFoam available at Napa auto parts, price $6 a can. How to use it: feed slowly into one of the vacuam line going into the cylinders (I used the PCV line). Use about 1/2 to 3/4 of the bottle..at about the 1/2 pint mark you will start seeing smoke coming out of your tailpipes at idle. Once fluid has been sucked into the engine. Turn off engine for about 1-3 hours, the longer the better. Start the engine and begin the revs... watch the GIGANTIC smoke cloud and the birds fall from the sky choking on carbon

Take the car out for a spin, and WOT the baby on the highway to clear out any leftover carbon from the engine. Immediate results felt, better accelration, smoother idle, and slightly better gas mileage this morning to work. All in all a wonderful product.

Hope this helps anyone who was thinking of cleaning the internals of their engine.
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imma retard !! which pcv line did you use, i mean where is it located.
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damn... thats crazy... is there like a specific time period when this should be done? like after a certain amount of miles or something?
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imma retard !! which pcv line did you use, i mean where is it located.
If you look on top of the engine there are 2 small rubber hoses coming out the back. One of the small hoses are going to a plastic thing by the firwall which divides it up into more small rubber hoses(very technical terms here LOL) well disconnect the rubber hose FROM the plastic white piece(the PCV valve) and turn the engine one.. you should feel suction when you place your finger at the end of the hose.. if you do then you will use this hose to suck up the SeaFoam SLOWLY... you will notice if you suck too much the engine will begin to stall.... so do it carefully

As to the other question.. It is recommended every 30K miles, but the amount of smoke I saw JEEZIZ was it alot.. I'm going to do this easy procedure every 10K.

Hope this helped you guys.
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he aint kidding about the smoke!!
check out the smoke coming out of my sisters civic after i did the seafoam cleaning and took it for a drive to burn off the carbon



I first heard about this carbon cleaning method on the SHO tech articles a couple years ago, they reccomended letting it suck it in throught the vacuum line the same way but only letting it sit in the engine for about 5 minutes before you take off and go burn off all the carbon

5-10 minutes seems like enough time
an hour or two might let the chemical dry inside parts of the engine

what do you guys think?
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Old June 17th, 2003, 04:11 PM   #6
 
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I have just over 60,000 miles on my car so I guess I really need this .

Can someone take a pic of the line to use because I don't want to pull things apart just to find it.

Seaform should really help out my engine .



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^^^ mine has 81000, i probly need it pretty bad too cuz i know my mom never done it b4 me
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yeah I'd like to do this myself as well. if anyone could take of pic of the line to feed it in please do. thanks.
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so 5 minutes or 3 hours what is best? what does seafoam recommend on the bottle? pic of the pcv hose would be fantastic.

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Originally posted by HIREN on June 17th, 2003 at 04:53 AM

5-10 minutes seems like enough time
an hour or two might let the chemical dry inside parts of the engine

what do you guys think?
Yeah I used to use a simular product before, and we only let it sit for 10-15 minutes. With in that time it was enough to loosen up the carbon. An hour is excessive and would allow the carbon to re-harden.

Also, any vacuum line going into the intake manifold should work fine. Also like he stated earlier. Allow it to get sucked into the engine SLOWLY. If the engine ingests the fluid too quickly you risk hydro-locking the engine.
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maybe we should stickie this with pix.... seems real good
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"Turn ignition off. Restart engine after 5 minutes. "
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Old June 17th, 2003, 08:08 PM   #13
 
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The bottle does say 5 minutes, but I was told by a mechanic 1-3 hours. I let it sit for about an hour and the smoke was overly intense. If someone posts a pic of the engine bay, I can point out where the PCV valve is at.

I'm surprised not many of you guys have used this stuff... I just have to say the stuff is amazing!
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Be sure to do an oil change after doing this procedure.

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Originally posted by Sam Lin on June 17th, 2003 at 09:44 PM

Be sure to do an oil change after doing this procedure.

Sam

Ya i was thinking this too, but is it really necessary?
i mean if you put it through the oil filler cap then i would suggest an oil change right after

but through the vacuum lines, wouldnt it all get sucked into teh combustion chamber along wit the loosened carbon and just burn up and go out through the exhaust??

I just did an oil change a couple days ago along with some engine flush so dont really want to do it again

whatre you guys' thoughts
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maybe we should stickie this with pix.... seems real good
i agree! this would be great in the DIY forum so that people can do this and not keep on asking over and over. it seems like this is something that a LOT of people on this board might consider doing since we all care so much for our rides. and there's no better way to make us feel good than knowing the fact that your car is running CLEANER and more efficiently, therefore restoring some lost horsepower maybe???
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Old June 17th, 2003, 09:17 PM   #17
 
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Yeah I just changed my oil so I will have to wait 3000 miles to do this Seafoam thing.



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Originally posted by L_fty on June 17th, 2003 at 07:08 PM

If someone posts a pic of the engine bay, I can point out where the PCV valve is at.
will this pic be good enough to show us where it's at? (not my car)
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Old June 18th, 2003, 06:38 AM   #19
 
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Who can I e-mail? I made some drawings on the above image to help pinpoint the hose to pull for suction, I dunno how to friggen post pics..

When the image is posted I'll try to explain the crap I drew in.
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L_fty email it to me, I'll post the image for you. You can find my email in my profile.
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will this pic be good enough to show us where it's at? (not my car)
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L_fty email it to me, I'll post the image for you. You can find my email in my profile.
Hey I sent you the e-mail with the attachment and the explaination.. if you could post them up.. more ppl can enjoy SeaFoam
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question.... i am leaving next week until aug 2nd on vacation.. should i do this before or after?? or will it make no difference.. i just thought since the car willbe sitting for a little over 5 weeks should i do this? i will probably do this friday which gives me like 4 days of driving and i won't be driving mine much since my dads leaving this friday and i will be pimping his lex more often then mine.....
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Did the can you used say "deep creep"?
How much of it did you use?

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Old June 18th, 2003, 12:33 PM   #25
 
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YES the oil change is NECESSARY!! Not all the crap you loosen up with the SeaFoam goes out the exhaust valves!! Some of it gets past the rings into the oil. You need to change the oil immediately after you start the car to blow out the smoke and carbon.

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Think there's really that much blow-by? Better safe than sorry though.
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Written by L_fty:

The RED arrow points to where the 2 hoses come out of the rear of the engine in that area(in back of the silver intake manifold) The green lines are supposed to be the two hoses that come out from the back. The left hose(ending with a green circle) is the one leading to a white plastic valve(the PCV valve), the individual will disconnect the hose from the PCV valve side.. this end of the hose will be used to slowly suck up the SeaFoam.

I hope this illustration will help, ppl should use this and check out their engines.. they will see clearly the 2 hoses and the white PCV valve by the firewall.

L_fty - I highlighted your lines a little more so it would stand out more.
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Went to NAPA, and they had 2 different kinds. I was reading the label, and it seemed that the one that had "deep creep" on the front seems to be the one that I want. It is an aresol can, so I do not know if it is better or not. It seemed that the only difference was that one was areson, and the other was not.

Let me know
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