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light-foot 09-29-2007 02:20 PM

has anyone tried this?
 
just what the title says. https://www.thegassecret.com/?gclid=C...FQqgYgodoz85Eg I'm a bit skeptical myself.

GasSavers_Red 09-29-2007 02:51 PM

Meh acetone or seafoam in a bottle.

oneinchsidehop 09-29-2007 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by light-foot (Post 74383)
just what the title says. https://www.thegassecret.com/?gclid=C...FQqgYgodoz85Eg I'm a bit skeptical myself.

Well, they use a Fox news special to show their credibility... that's almost as good as a testimonial by the Alligator Boy or Bigfoot.

What is seafoam?

GasSavers_Red 09-29-2007 03:28 PM

A combustion chamber cleaner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seafoam

light-foot 09-29-2007 04:06 PM

ha. I had a feeling it's just another gimmick.

oneinchsidehop 09-29-2007 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Red (Post 74391)
A combustion chamber cleaner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seafoam

Hmmm.... thanks for the link.

Now if you had a 3rd hand Subaru with a questionable (non-existent probably) maintenance history would that be worth a shot?

thisisntjared 09-29-2007 05:37 PM

sea foam works. its just a cleaner. i use it through the brake booster to clean out the intake manifold. it helps smooth the idle and give back 1/3 of a mpg.

with my wifes old car (92 mitsu. galant) half a bottle of sea foam saved it a trip to the mechanic to diagnose stalling and a bad idle.

rh77 09-29-2007 08:09 PM

Seafoam
 
Just do a search on Seafoam here...

I can attest that it significantly cleans-out the gunk and carbon from the engine's top-end. It's a yearly tradition to smoke-up the neighborhood with a good old-fashioned Seafoamin'

Also, my folks have a '93 Chevy Truck that overheated and cracked the rad. It wouldn't turn over, so it was figured to have a trashed engine. Upon recommendation of a certain family member ;) Seafoam was dumped directly into the cylinders by removing the spark plugs.

After sitting for a few hours, the plugs were replaced and it started up and ran smoothly. The stuff works great as a maintenance item or to free up sticky engine parts. Using it to improve FE as an additive, has yet to be proven as statistically significant.

-RH77

GasSavers_Red 09-29-2007 09:48 PM

I'd do it, another good trick is slowly, as in very slowly, use water instead of seafoam to steam clean the head. Not as big of a smoke cloud but still effective

thisisntjared 09-30-2007 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Red (Post 74438)
I'd do it, another good trick is slowly, as in very slowly, use water instead of seafoam to steam clean the head. Not as big of a smoke cloud but still effective

yea i would just empty a spray bottle at the throttle body as i opened it by hand. i never knew how well it worked though.... seafoam definitely worked by cleaning out the intake side of the head and manifold.

rh77 09-30-2007 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by thisisntjared (Post 74535)
yea i would just empty a spray bottle at the throttle body as i opened it by hand. i never knew how well it worked though.... seafoam definitely worked by cleaning out the intake side of the head and manifold.

Another thread here somewhere (probably from a year or more ago) mentions that Police Departments and taxi services use the water technique (especially in the carbon-laden Crown-Vics) as routine maintenance. I was shocked at first to learn about it since water doesn't compress in the cylinder, but in small amounts, it essentially "steam-cleans" the top end without harming the seals, etc. Seafoam adds petroleum distillates and other components to break-up those impurities and adds more to the mix.

RH77


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