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Old 03-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #26
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Also these are the same steps I used to seafoam my engine. But I altered it a little as our TB doesn't open up with the engine off since it electronic. I haven't tried it with the car in just the accessory on position. But I have done this...instead of pouring the seafoam in the booster first I did the IM spray part first. I also did it with the engine running in the IM side port. The engine will surge like it will when you pour in the booster hose so don't freak out. It will also smoke if it's real dirty. Then you can do the boost hose part and let the engine sit.

Disclaimer (you can remove the TB and spray into the IM directly if you like. Or you can also push open the TB blade with you fingers and spray in the IM if you want to follow the steps listed in the links.) I just prefer doing it my way as it involves not taking the TB or the intake off.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #27
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With the proper catchcan you wont have the buildup, but seafoam (or similar) will loosen much of the deposits and they are expelled out the exhaust. The problem with using it to often (I would install a can , do a cleaning, and then not agin unless the deposits return....) is every time you use it, some of the hard deposits get pushed between the piston and cylinder wall and it causes scouring on the skirts, etc. Minor scoure marks are not a big deal, but eventually it will get to the point the rings are not sealing as well and then the damage is done. I would only do one after a can, and maybe 50k miles later (or the km equivilant).

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #28
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Yes it would be nice if someone could do a LLT 3.6 specific Seafoam Proper way to Treat the motor with the right steps etc...
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #29
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Yes it would be nice if someone could do a LLT 3.6 specific Seafoam Proper way to Treat the motor with the right steps etc...
+1 on this, I have had a bottle sitting in my garage for about 9 months but just don't feel very confident in doing it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #30
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With the proper catchcan you wont have the buildup, but seafoam (or similar) will loosen much of the deposits and they are expelled out the exhaust. The problem with using it to often (I would install a can , do a cleaning, and then not agin unless the deposits return....) is every time you use it, some of the hard deposits get pushed between the piston and cylinder wall and it causes scouring on the skirts, etc. Minor scoure marks are not a big deal, but eventually it will get to the point the rings are not sealing as well and then the damage is done. I would only do one after a can, and maybe 50k miles later (or the km equivilant).

Thank you soo much for the info! Always reliable
I will be purchasing a can when the funds become available. I always put it aside when I really shouldn't lol
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:17 AM   #31
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+1 on this, I have had a bottle sitting in my garage for about 9 months but just don't feel very confident in doing it.
Agreed, someone make a video using it with the LLT!
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:14 AM   #32
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With the proper catchcan you wont have the buildup, but seafoam (or similar) will loosen much of the deposits and they are expelled out the exhaust. The problem with using it to often (I would install a can , do a cleaning, and then not agin unless the deposits return....) is every time you use it, some of the hard deposits get pushed between the piston and cylinder wall and it causes scouring on the skirts, etc. Minor scoure marks are not a big deal, but eventually it will get to the point the rings are not sealing as well and then the damage is done. I would only do one after a can, and maybe 50k miles later (or the km equivilant).

Is the cleaning the dealer would do better than the seafoam cleaning?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #33
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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.
Yes! Lol I've also had a can of sea foam laying around for a while now and want to use it because I'm at 40k no can
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With the utmost respect, guys, you don't need a video for this. You can do it. Trust yourself. Read the label on the side of the can. Whether you got the pour in liquid or the spray, they both have great directions. There are some good tips here specific to our cars, like the side port on the IM for the spray. Use those and the base instructions on the can, and you'll be golden.

My tip... I use the pour in liquid with like a windex sprayer that I've cleaned out. I squirt it into the PCV hole on top of the manifold while my daughter holds the engine RPMs at about 2000. Hope this helps.
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Lol where's the brake booster on the LLT? I can't figure which one is which
Sorry for newb question. Think I see it but don't want to put seafoam in the wrong line
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With the utmost respect, guys, you don't need a video for this. You can do it. Trust yourself. Read the label on the side of the can. Whether you got the pour in liquid or the spray, they both have great directions. There are some good tips here specific to our cars, like the side port on the IM for the spray. Use those and the base instructions on the can, and you'll be golden.

My tip... I use the pour in liquid with like a windex sprayer that I've cleaned out. I squirt it into the PCV hole on top of the manifold while my daughter holds the engine RPMs at about 2000. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #37
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Lol where's the brake booster on the LLT? I can't figure which one is which
Sorry for newb question. Think I see it but don't want to put seafoam in the wrong line
Driver side firewall. Pinch the clip and slide it out of the way. Then work the hose off the insert.
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Just DON'T pour to much in at a time.

Carefully follow instructions.

Doing the chain replacement:

Here are some pictures for those wanting to see the effects of no catchcan:

Here is what a piston looks like to show how the gunk buildup on the ringlands/rings prevent the rings from moving freely. Also look at the scour marks from the deposits breaking loose and being forced between the piston and cylinder wall:


No catchcan used on the left, and a average can that lets oil through on the right:


Intake manifold on left with RX can, on right w/out:


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Driver side firewall. Pinch the clip and slide it out of the way. Then work the hose off the insert.
I thought it was noted somewhere that putting Seafoam in the brake booster line was not recommended since it only treated half the engine?
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Just DON'T pour to much in at a time.

Carefully follow instructions.

Doing the chain replacement:

Here are some pictures for those wanting to see the effects of no catchcan:

Here is what a piston looks like to show how the gunk buildup on the ringlands/rings prevent the rings from moving freely. Also look at the scour marks from the deposits breaking loose and being forced between the piston and cylinder wall:


No catchcan used on the left, and a average can that lets oil through on the right:


Intake manifold on left with RX can, on right w/out:


What seafoam procedures can I do to reverse as much of that build up as possible?
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Seafoam does more than just clean fuel injectors and carbon deposits. It also is a fuel stabilizer (for those who store your car for the winter).

It also aids in the removal of water/moisture from your gas tank - which is a problem these days since the addition of ethanol to today's gasolines.

For that reason alone, my mechanic suggested I add a can of Seafoam to a full tank of gas at every oil change (or 5000 miles). I do this to all my cars.

FYI - STP now makes a version of "seafoam". Exact same ingredients used in Seafoam and the can looks the same...but it's about $1.00 less a can.
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I thought it was noted somewhere that putting Seafoam in the brake booster line was not recommended since it only treated half the engine?
No you misunderstood this. Yes most of the time it only gets one side. But this is why you have to spray in the TB which this will get the other side. It was never said not recommended. The booster line gets the back of the engine and the TB gets the front. And when you choke the engine out with the booster line this causes the seafoam to sit on top of everything to clean it.
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Seafoam does more than just clean fuel injectors and carbon deposits. It also is a fuel stabilizer (for those who store your car for the winter).

It also aids in the removal of water/moisture from your gas tank - which is a problem these days since the addition of ethanol to today's gasolines.

For that reason alone, my mechanic suggested I add a can of Seafoam to a full tank of gas at every oil change (or 5000 miles). I do this to all my cars.

FYI - STP now makes a version of "seafoam". Exact same ingredients used in Seafoam and the can looks the same...but it's about $1.00 less a can.
Thanks for the tip.
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Sooooo for a full cleaning we spray into that little hole near the throttle body, the brake booster, put some in the gas tank, and some in the oil? Then change the oil right after or X miles later?

How much do we use too? One can? Helppppp lmao
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:37 AM   #44
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Sooooo for a full cleaning we spray into that little hole near the throttle body, the brake booster, put some in the gas tank, and some in the oil? Then change the oil right after or X miles later?

How much do we use too? One can? Helppppp lmao
You need 2 cans of the liquid and 1 can of the spray. 1 full can of the liquid in the gas tank. 1/2 a can of the liquid in the oil other half in the booster hose. Spray the TB and change oil after about 100 miles. At the beginning of this thread there's a DIY link. I will be making one for the LLT when I get a break from the rain. I may do a photo DIY first and the video later.

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I also just thought about something. If you were to spray the Seafoam through the TB. (by opening the tb blade with your hand) With the car off of course you can get a even spray across the IM. Resulting in skipping the booster hose step. And it will drain onto everything and sit like the booster step would for a few min. But this is in theory. For those not confident to do the booster hose part. This is a THEORY. Plus remember the engine must be warm. Or just wait for the DIY.

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I also just thought about something. If you were to spray the Seafoam through the TB. (by opening the tb blade with your hand) With the car off of course you can get a even spray across the IM. Resulting in skipping the booster hose step. And it will drain onto everything and sit like the booster step would for a few min. But this is in theory. For those not confident to do the booster hose part. This is a THEORY. Plus remember the engine must be warm. Or just wait for the DIY.

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Thanks so much for the help so far man I and I'm sure everyone else really appreciate it. Its definitely a good theory, who knows...

I've got another 1,000 miles until I need an oil change so I'm going to hold tight for your DIY. I need a catch can too and it seems counter productive to seafoam without a catch can. So I'll order that and install it the same day I seafoam and do an oil change. Should be a fun day!
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I also just thought about something. If you were to spray the Seafoam through the TB. (by opening the tb blade with your hand) With the car off of course you can get a even spray across the IM. Resulting in skipping the booster hose step. And it will drain onto everything and sit like the booster step would for a few min. But this is in theory. For those not confident to do the booster hose part. This is a THEORY. Plus remember the engine must be warm. Or just wait for the DIY.

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Can you get away with just using the Seafoam spray and put directly into the IM or do you need to put it directly in the gas and oil as well?
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Can you get away with just using the Seafoam spray and put directly into the IM or do you need to put it directly in the gas and oil as well?
Yes you can, I do it every oil change. Just don't expect a huge change cleaning wise.

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Keep seeing that the brake booster only gets half the engine. I'm liking the throttle body spray as this should get the whole engine.
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