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Old 04-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #15
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What gets cleaned during this process, why is this done?
Cleans out the engine & intake manifold, basically anywhere where gas goes in the engine. Carbon can build up in the engine over time. A lot of build up will hurt performance, kinda like clogging up an artery. The Seafoam helps to break all that crap up.

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #16
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Cleans out the engine & intake manifold, basically anywhere where gas goes in the engine. Carbon can build up in the engine over time. A lot of build up will hurt performance, kinda like clogging up an artery. The Seafoam helps to break all that crap up.

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Actually the point of seafoam is that it goes where gas doesn't. Gas doesn't touch the back of the intake valves but seafoam does. That's where the issue comes from.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #17
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Quick question, do I do step 1 & 2 then drive for 100-200 miles. Then do steps 3 & 4 and take the car for a drive then change oil right away?
No you can do steps 3 and 4 right away, BUT you can also wait until your ready to do the oil change before doing steps 3 and 4. The most important part of this whole precess is to change the oil regardless at no later than after driven 250 miles. I do it earlier than this like I posted, as the oil filter is useless after this.
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What gets cleaned during this process, why is this done?
Yeah what C586 said. Damn Chris you should know better lol.

Also a good idea to purchase a catch can so it can prevent this after the cleaning if one isn't already installed. I spray my IM every oil change with just 3 small sprays.

But this is what your trying to clean up and prevent.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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That is some scary looking stuff!!

Thank-you for the great "how to..."!

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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That is some scary looking stuff!!

Thank-you for the great "how to..."!



Writing this drove me ...didn't want to miss nothing and give option of ease. A video will be done soon to accompany this, that's why I reserved to first post.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #20
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Good write-up, but I thought you were supposed to pass it through the throttle body with the engine on and idling at ~1500 RPM?
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Good write-up, but I thought you were supposed to pass it through the throttle body with the engine on and idling at ~1500 RPM?
You can put it in anywhere you like as long as it passes over the intake valves.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #22
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Good write-up, but I thought you were supposed to pass it through the throttle body with the engine on and idling at ~1500 RPM?
It's not necessary to have the engine idling to do this some just do as this is the only way that they know how to. It can also be done with the engine on. I've done it both ways. You actually get better distribution with the engine off as the as pressure won't just suck it up through the first 2 or 4 inlets.

"C586" is right on also. You can even spray it in through the PCV elbow if you like also. The orignal Seafoam guidelines have been around for awhile. And don't think they have been revised to reflect these new engines as their are so many now. Basically if you can find the booster hose or any vacuum inlet your golden.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #23
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FANTASTIC write-up. Thanks for putting this together.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:00 PM   #24
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Thank you sir...I'll be using this towards the end of the month!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #25
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Everyone is welcome'd I do what I can. Video will be done soon for better clarification on things. Just have the find a good camera person thats not my son lmao!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #26
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Can't wait to see the video. This is somehting I am considering to do.

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #27
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Thanks forr the great explaination & pics. I would also like to see a video. It is still some scarry stuff for the uninitiated like me. I am not sure I will ever have the............Bal_..............uh............... ......intestinal fortitude, to do this myself.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #28
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Good DIY Can't_C_Me!

Damn, I really did not want to do this...

but now that I had seen the step-by-step, and knowing I have put 24,000 miles on the car w/o a catch-can, I'm thinking I'll need to just do it. I was hoping that the miles I have on my car wouldnt be enough to warrant this..
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