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Old 11-14-2007, 08:06 AM   #11
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Aftering using Seafoam, it idles low just like it's supposed to!
... After I took it to redline a about a dozen times on my drive to "clean out" the motor, the engine stopped smoking, and now idles better than ever!

Great product! I added some to my gas and oil too to hopefully give the engine a full cleaning.
Where can I buy Seafoam? WHAT IS Seafoam??? Is "Seafoam" the actual product or the brand name of the product. Any info would help. My 98 Camry usually idles around 650-750 but as of late it idles around 900+ every once in a while and I have no idea why. Maybe something needs cleaning or purging. I thought maybe its bad gas but Im fairly consistent and usually only gas at two locations. Plus it varies from within the same tank. Anyway, I suppose that this can only help.

Thanks for info in advance
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:11 AM   #12
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CLICK HERE for a how-to.

The method of introduction I like to use though, involves using a hand held pressurized sprayer fed through the Throttle Body (It gets more of the intake manifold clean):

Something similar was available at Home Depot and Lowes last time I was there.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:11 AM   #13
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Where can I buy Seafoam? WHAT IS Seafoam??? Is "Seafoam" the actual product or the brand name of the product. Any info would help. My 98 Camry usually idles around 650-750 but as of late it idles around 900+ every once in a while and I have no idea why. Maybe something needs cleaning or purging. I thought maybe its bad gas but Im fairly consistent and usually only gas at two locations. Plus it varies from within the same tank. Anyway, I suppose that this can only help.

Thanks for info in advance
Can be found at most auto parts stores. Sea Foam
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:26 AM   #14
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That would be the mass airflow sensor or possibly intake air temperature sensor. Oxygen sensors are always in the exhaust system some place.
oh well: with the computers in the cars these days I don't want to remove any sensors.
Also seeing the Seafoam can, it reminds me of Marvel Mystery Oil that basically cleaned the valves and did smoke like hell after using it. I guess it's okay if you have an older car with gummed up heads. I'm still under 80K, so I'm just going to try keeping the oil changed so I won't need it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:31 AM   #15
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^^^Actually, the Seafoam treatment is used to de-carbonize the combustion chamber, intake manifold, and backside of the valves. I don't ever put it in the oil or gas.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:46 AM   #16
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my OEM intake was underneath the car; sucking air from a few inches from the road. Good thing I didn't drive through any deep water. Still on rainy days I was probably soaking the filter and not getting good air; not to mention cold air.
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^^^ sounds like what I did with my stock VX intake. I left the resonator box behind the bumper and all the other OEM piping in place. All I really did was get some aluminum dryer vent (expandable kind) in 3" diameter. Then I just sccrunched it over the top of the intake tube that sits behind the radiator and directed it over to between the manifold and the block.
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I read on superhonda.com few years ago that it is not recommanded to use Seafoam on a engine that as more than 93-94 000 miles on it (150 000km). My VX have 135 milles on it, and its the reason why I didn't do it (got the car at 94 000miles but didn't think about doing it at the time.

So would you use in on a 135k miles engine, I will probably go to a honda dealer to do it for me (so doint a de-carbonizing, maybe not using seafoam, don't know,,,)
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^^^ I did it several times to get all the carbon build up out of my VX motor with just over 316K miles on it. I now have over 336K miles with no ill effect from doing it. I use GM's "Top Engine Cleaner" for my decarbonizing though. Honda actually uses the same stuff as well.

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Just remove the top tube (the one that goes back towards the fender in front of the airbox) then you can see where you can attach the dryer hose and just run it to the manifold. I used a length of mechanic's wire to hold the dryer hose to the upper radiator hose for support.
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