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Old 03-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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SeaFoam Thread.....AGAIN...SC120 In here

Lol Sorry guys, alright so I am pulling my car out of winter storage tomorrow and want to Seafoam the engine but I have just two questions

1. Will it do more harm then good? Seeing as how my valves are deeply coated, will the carbon deposits do more damage then any good or should seafoam be ok? The manual calls for an engine top cleaner at 40k Km.

2. Will the seafoam affect or warp my Black Ice from RX?


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Old 03-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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All I have to say is I have been seafoaming mine for a while now with no issues. And I have the insulator. If you never done it before I would definitely do it at least once.

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Awesome thanks alot man!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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noob question but what's seafoam?
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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Its a carbon deposit cleaner. Cleans fuel systems as well as valves.
First time doing it but think I messed up


LOL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo


Alright so I did what the instructions were. Warm up car. Then mount onto throttle body, then mount intake back on and spray for two to three minutes while car idled at 1500rpm. Saw a bunch of smoke starting to spew out, saw just about three minutes and stopped spraying. Let it idle down and shut off the car. I went to remove the intake and a big puddle of cleaner poured out.
Didnt seem like a big deal, as I really didnt spray too much just in fear or hydrolocking the engine.
Anyways here is where I am a bit afraid, I have a Vararam Air intake, and it seems like quite a bit of seafoam got into the lower belly and worse, it seems to have sprayed on to the maf
So I dried it out and mounted the intake back on the car and did the whole revving and driving for a few miles. Brought the car back.
Had zero issues, but I know it did go on the maf, should I be concerned? And wonder if the seafoam is corrosive on the Vararam.
Anyone know?

Please help.
As for the Car, for the first few minutes of driving the car, it felt strong, but then it felt kinda weak. Hard to explain so dont know if Maf is scaling too much or too little, or maybe its all in my head.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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I would definitely recommend it for these engines. My Camaro produced traffic stopping smoke with 13,000 on the ODO where as my GTO gave me a few puffs at 60,000. Go with the stuff that has the tube you can spray into the throttle body. Makes it a heck of a lot easier.
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I would definitely recommend it for these engines. My Camaro produced traffic stopping smoke with 13,000 on the ODO where as my GTO gave me a few puffs at 60,000. Go with the stuff that has the tube you can spray into the throttle body. Makes it a heck of a lot easier.
Did any get onto your maf?

I was surprised that only little smoke came out, well quite alot but was virtually gone after about a couple of minutes
I have 40,000km with no catch can
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Just get a can of MAF cleaner and spray it off if you want.
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Did any get onto your maf?

I was surprised that only little smoke came out, well quite alot but was virtually gone after about a couple of minutes
I have 40,000km with no catch can
Just to be safe get some MAF cleaner and spray it a few times. Also just in case clean you VR filter. Also in the future just spray the Seafoam in to this area I will post below. Its where I found is easiest on the V6. Will also prevent the fluids from draining down the I take.

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Anyone have a diy on this? I'm at 46,000 with no catch can and I'm just about due for an oil change...
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I should probably do this too.. Cisco do a DIY video haha

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Putting me on the spot huh lmao! Sounds like a good idea, I will make one on tomorrow or Monday since our engine isn't really covered in any of the C5 DIY videos. I think our engine is simpler as we can spray through that side IM port. I'm do for a oil change anyway.
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Wowwwwww could've done it through that? Lol jeez wish I knew
Well this thread has become quite informative so thanks Cisco and all you guys
Lets keep it going!
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Should you do it before or after an oil change?
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Putting me on the spot huh lmao! Sounds like a good idea, I will make one on tomorrow or Monday since our engine isn't really covered in any of the C5 DIY videos. I think our engine is simpler as we can spray through that side IM port. I'm do for a oil change anyway.
Yessss!

Don't you put some in the oil, and the rest through the intake? What about the brake booster? I did it through the booster on my old car. 160,000 miles, lmao I've still never seen so much smoke...
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Like "lscamaro" said before as you may want to do the Seafoam in the engine oil also for a full cleaning. But be clear that ALL the steps isn't needed, it's just depends how much of a deep clean you want. Or how comfortable you are doing it. The easiest steps are the full bottle in the gas tank and the spray in the IM. The booster line and oil seafoam step is good but not a must.

Also if you own a NOS kit or a Meth kit most likely you don't need a deep cleaning as these 2 power adders act like a cleaning agent when sprayed. It acts like the non DI V8's where the fuel passes over everything and cleans the engine off causing less build up on the V8's.
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Like "lscamaro" said before as you may want to do the Seafoam in the engine oil also for a full cleaning. But be clear that ALL the steps isn't needed, it's just depends how much of a deep clean you want. Or how comfortable you are doing it. The easiest steps are the full bottle in the gas tank and the spray in the IM. The booster line and oil seafoam step is good but not a must.

Also if you own a NOS kit or a Meth kit most likely you don't need a deep cleaning as these 2 power adders act like a cleaning agent when sprayed. It acts like the non DI V8's where the fuel passes over everything and cleans the engine off causing less build up on the V8's.
Now that's a GREAT excuse for someone to get a nos or meth kit
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Yes it is a solid reason to get a N2O kit!
But heard brake booster only feeds half the motor for the LLT?
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Yes, it will disperse it more to 3,-6,as the through the throttle body does mostly 1-4. In other words, it would be best to do it from both ends.
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So if the brake booster only cleans half, how do I clean the other half?

What exactly will seafoam in the gas tank, oil, and sprayed into the throttle body do for me? And after putting it in the oil how quickly do I need to change my oil?
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