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joejet26404
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Feb 2, 2013, 10:31 PM

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I saw a video on Youtube that shows a guy putting Seafoam into the Brake Booster Vacuum line to help remove any sludge and carbon build up. Has anybody tried this, If so, would you recommend it?

Just wondering if this is a good maintanance procedure or not.

Any feedback anybody may have is welcome.

Regards,

Joe


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Feb 3, 2013, 9:27 AM

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Sure, that will somewhat work but it is going to be drawn in very quickly and have limited time to do any cleaning before being blasted out the exhaust and it will not reach all the areas that need cleaning.

The best way to administer it would be through a very fine spray outside the throttle plate where it will be drawn through the IAC slowly where it is needed the most.

BG makes a perfect aerosol spray can tool.



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autotecha
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Feb 25, 2013, 1:12 AM

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We used to use seafoam on our Broncos (our club). We ran it into the brake booster (like stated above, it will suck it in real quick) as slow as possible. Once its in, we shut the engine off and let it sit for 30 minutes or more. Most of the guys would let it sit over night (I don't recommend that though). Then after waiting for awhile, start it up and take a short cruise. Be forewarned though, if you have a lot of carbon build up you will smoke the neighborhood up. (Most of the guys would drive it at night or very early in the am so it doesn't atract undue attentionWink.
Once you've driven it for a couple of hundred miles or even less, change the oil.
This stuff does a good job cleaning it out. Its not a rebuild but it does good. Our guys swear by it and I've seen good results.
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Feb 27, 2013, 6:50 PM

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Just my 2 cents: SeaFoam makes some great products. IMO do NOT use that much and if you really needed it something was neglected!

Tom



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Feb 27, 2013, 7:00 PM

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Peefoam does work, but it is going to take more than one hit of it to have any decent effect.

Parts counter guy at the dealership I worked at used to use that stuff on his Pontiac Gran AM 3.1L. I think he did it every oil change. He pushed it through the booster hose. He is a fanatic with oil changes and maintaining his vehicles. KNowing him, he prolly did it every weekend. I remember walking into his laundry room and he had boxes of Mobile 1 stacked up against the wall that he was stock piling....LOL

He eventually had the ole intake manifold gasket leak, so he asked if I would do the job. I tore the intake off and the runners and tops of the valves were clean as the day it rolled off the assembly line. It was unbelievable really. I spent 2 mins in the parts washer cleaning the outside of the intake.

That sold me on Sea foam, but I am sure any cleaner such as GM's Top engine cleaner or BG's induction kit will have the same effect if it is used regularly.





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autotecha
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Feb 27, 2013, 7:51 PM

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Tom, you are right about the amount. I forgot to mention that we only sucked up about 1/2 to 3/4 can through booster then the rest went in gas tank. Its not a fix all but does a good job off cleaning up. I've used other products at the club (they were always testing new gimicks and snake oil out) but believe sea foam is the top of the list, at least top 10% of these type of things. I've used it on my Bronco prior to a rebuild and it did a good job. I'd rather tear apart and clean but this stuff does work.
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Feb 27, 2013, 8:09 PM

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There are good and bad products out there. Knowing which can do what is a game. Sealers are junk and we know that. IMO the greed is in selling a product. Again - use as little as it takes to get something fixed if it will at all,

Tom



autotecha
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Feb 27, 2013, 8:22 PM

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You hit it on the head Tom. I would never recommend sealers or rmost of the quick fix stuff. Everytime I see some of this stuff I think of the old Snake Oil salesmen from way back when.
Sea Foam does work but as stated prior, in moderation and is not a complete fixer. The old shop I worked at a few years ago used to sell it too. Crazy guy wouldn't use a fuel injection cleaner or trans flush machine but he'd gladly sell you sea foam.....
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Feb 28, 2013, 3:48 AM

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Tired - sorry. Sealer are a NO. Great just put a load of sawdust in your radiator and wonder why nothing works right!

SeaFoam has proven itself to me with seasonal equipment. Gas goes bad. It can help. The isles of junk in the super stores outlets is 99% junk. It sells so they will. Just don't be fooled.

Some but not much magic out there and some harmful!

Be well guy and try to know the difference,

Tom



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Feb 28, 2013, 3:52 AM)


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Feb 28, 2013, 5:22 PM

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You mean no one has tried Motor Honey, Motor-Up, Engine Restore, or Smoke be Gone?

Seafoam doesn't belong in the snake oil aisle IMO





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Feb 28, 2013, 6:09 PM

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I haven't used much Seafoam but I use BG all the time. Awesome stuff.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Feb 28, 2013, 6:09 PM)


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Feb 28, 2013, 6:17 PM

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BG is good stuff. If your constipated, it does a great job of clearing you out...LOL





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Feb 28, 2013, 6:22 PM

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Yeah, it's great for sizing intermediate shafts too.



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Feb 28, 2013, 6:29 PM

Post #14 of 18 (3080 views)
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LOL...put some BG on your shaft and see what size it gets to...





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autotecha
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Mar 1, 2013, 1:00 AM

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LOL...put some BG on your shaft and see what size it gets to...


LMFAO Can't or wont say moreSmileSmileSmileWinkWinkWink
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Mar 1, 2013, 2:16 AM

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I'm too old for this crap. Lucky I can still pee! LMAOROF



Tom


brager
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Oct 30, 2013, 4:25 PM

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I haven't used much Seafoam but I use BG all the time. Awesome stuff.

I know BG products work I USE THEM... in my car from MOA to 44K they are kick ass stuff especially the 44k has
my thumbs up...!Wink



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Oct 30, 2013, 4:30 PM

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Please read the FORUM RULES before posting. This thread is 8 months old.



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