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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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SEAFOAM :)

How often would you do the Seafoam in the tank thingy????
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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Our cars are fairly new. No need for this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:51 AM   #3
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dafuq are you talking about skip...I shall google this
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:57 AM   #4
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:59 AM   #5
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"Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a safe and versatile additive that can be used in fuel, oil or added directly into the combustion chamber on 2-cycle, 4-cycle, rotary and diesel engines."

You have a v6 sir ....unless they are just talking about the combustion chambers for those
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:47 AM   #6
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"Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a safe and versatile additive that can be used in fuel, oil or added directly into the combustion chamber on 2-cycle, 4-cycle, rotary and diesel engines."

You have a v6 sir ....unless they are just talking about the combustion chambers for those
This means stroke. 2 stroke, and 4 stroke. All cars are 4 stroke. V16, V12, V10, V8, V6, V4, V2, Doesnt matter. All 4Cycle engines.

Its a good idea to use something like seafoam before installing a catchcan. The inside of my DI V6 looks like its got 100,000 miles on it, when it only has 15,000. This is because of the PCV system shooting oil into my manifold, causing carbon deposits. Catch cans stop this, and keep your engine running clean and reliable.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:49 AM   #7
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This means stroke. 2 stroke, and 4 stroke. All cars are 4 stroke. V16, V12, V10, V8, V6, V4, V2, Doesnt matter. All 4Cycle engines.
Ah snap I read it wrong....thought that said 2 and 4 cylinders lol
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:49 AM   #8
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Ah snap I read it wrong....thought that said 2 and 4 cylinders lol
I did too at first lol.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:24 AM   #9
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I just need to do this, then install a catch can. Eff it, I need to stop letting the dealership bully me into not doing whats best for the long term well-being of my car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:15 AM   #10
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Seafoam suggests every 5,000 miles; however, they are trying to sell MORE product. I suggest every 10-12k miles. The stuff works.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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Seafoam in the tank will not clean the valves on a DI motor if thats what you are looking for.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #12
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I put some in my2000 mi. Harley one time for fuel stabilization over winter.Mixed it according to can info.The bike was new so there was no crap in the tank.Next spring it ran like crap.I took it to the dealer.When i went to pick it up the tech told me never put that stuff in it again.Don't know about cars but never in a harley again.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #13
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I have a 1987 LTD Crown Vic as a daily driver, I still wouldn't put Seafoam in the car.. it drives amazing..

You have a 2012 Camaro and want to Seafoam it? I also see people putting in Catch cans and other BS.. Stop Watching Youtube vids lol
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:09 AM   #14
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I have a 1987 LTD Crown Vic as a daily driver, I still wouldn't put Seafoam in the car.. it drives amazing..

You have a 2012 Camaro and want to Seafoam it? I also see people putting in Catch cans and other BS.. Stop Watching Youtube vids lol
catch cans DO WORK, its not just snake oil. after seeing all of the crap in mine the first time i dumped it, im glad that i installed it. they are worth every penny!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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I put some in my2000 mi. Harley one time for fuel stabilization over winter.Mixed it according to can info.The bike was new so there was no crap in the tank.Next spring it ran like crap.I took it to the dealer.When i went to pick it up the tech told me never put that stuff in it again.Don't know about cars but never in a harley again.
You have a Harley that actually runs?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #16
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Seafoam is good stuff. Use it in the gas tank or the oil. It's great for motorcycles.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #17
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How often would you do the Seafoam in the tank thingy????
Your car is to new to even think about putting this in the tank. Not needed, not ever...
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #18
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This means stroke. 2 stroke, and 4 stroke. All cars are 4 stroke. V16, V12, V10, V8, V6, V4, V2, Doesnt matter. All 4Cycle engines.
V4 and V2
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V4 and V2
Ive seen both a V4 and a V2.....
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Seafoam in liquid form won't do a thing for a direct-injected engine, as in the LLT/LFX in the V-6 models. You'd need to use a spray version of the product (Deep Creep) and introduce it into the intake in order to have any effect on the intake manifold and valves.

If you don't know what a catch can does and why it's needed on a DI engine, you really shouldn't be skewing facts on internet bulletin boards. They are a very worthwhile addition to a DI engine's underhood equipment.

I'd suggest to change the vehicle's oil after using a spray-type cleaner through the intake, particularly if you use a "choke" technique where you load up the cylinders with a good concentration of the product until it runs rough, then shut it down to sit for an hour or so before firing it up and running it hard to clean it out. You're likely going to get cylinder leak down past the rings with the chemical, which can contaminate your oil.

Seafoam is a good product, used for what it is intended to do. I'd prefer to suggest Sta-Bil for a gasoline preservative instead, though.

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V4 and V2
They exist.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #22
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They exist.
that being said, pretty sure the guy was not talking about cars from the 20's - 60's. lol
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Harley = V-Twin, among other motorcycle engines.

Honda has made many a V-4, including the 1000cc I had in my VF-1000R, a.k.a. The Rolling Hot Tub, as the rear bank would get so warm the insides of my legs would turn red after a good summer day ride.

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that being said, pretty sure the guy was not talking about cars from the 20's - 60's. lol
Plenty of modern engines utilize those two configurations.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:24 PM   #25
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Works great in the tank for storage over the winter. I have been doing it since 1984. Never had a problem with any car it has been in. It is currently in my 1SS Vert with 7k on it for the winter.
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