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Old 05-14-2011, 11:16 PM
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Hey guys, long time no see. Just got the Stang back on the road today. Been 2 years.

I had done some reading on sea foam the other night so I decided to give it a shot and HOLY **** is all I can say.

Put over half a can in through the pcv hose (I had replaced that whole branch earlier when it snapped. Good thing I have long fingers). It dieseled a little bit after I shut it down. I didn't like that very much. And when I started it up I took it on the road because I read that it's better to put load on the engine while the crap is burning off, and it pinged a couple times, didn't like that either.

But WOW what a difference it made. Pulls much harder now. And the huge plume of smoke that came out when I pulled onto the main road stopped traffic and had me LMFAO.

Any other experiences with this magical elixir?

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:24 PM
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Awsome stuff, I use it in outboard engines and motorcycles. I have put an entire can in 2 gallons of fuel and let engine run varying the throttle. afterwards you need to run straight fuel back thru or it can soften fuel hoses.
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I feel like there's alot of speculation about seafoam and it's effects, because whenever I read something about it someone says something completely different...
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:32 PM
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Well, I saw some people talking about hydrolock, but they never gave examples of it actually happening from sea foam they'd just post a big picture of a bent connecting rod to scare people.

And then there's the people that just won't put anything foreign in their engine no matter what.

But I was seriously reading about this stuff for like 3 hours and the positives where pretty overwhelming so I decided to give it shot.

Like I said, it did a couple things that I didn't like but I'm thinking the crap it got out of the engine was worth it. 145,000 miles is bound to cause some buildup.

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Originally Posted by CBurn View Post
I feel like there's alot of speculation about seafoam and it's effects, because whenever I read something about it someone says something completely different...


No such thing as a mechanic in a can but it does a good job doing what it was intended to do which is rid an engine of carbon deposits.it wont fix a neglected tired old engine but it can extend a good working engines life if routinely maintained.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:37 AM
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as stated the only thing and anytime and fuel system cleaner has or will have any result is on a engine with carvon build up in the intake tracking, behind intake valves and in cumbustion chambers, and the purpose of the product is to remove such so cabon build up does not contribute to fuel absoption. if this process restores idle quality and engine drivibility on such things as decel and cold start up, then you had carbon build up, it will not correct mechanical issues or motors out of tolerances specs
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