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Old 11-28-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I'm very familiar with seafoam and it's uses in intake cleaning. That said, what hose are you guys using to pour the seafoam down? The brake booster on my car has a line running to only one cylinder on the driver's side so it didn't look like it would clean all 4. Is there a line that will clean all of the cyls?

Just curious. For now I dumped it in the gas If you know which line to use please chime in! Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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I put it in the PCV hose on my 1999 impreza, worked like a charm!
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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sorry for noob question.. but do you have a picture of what the PCV hose looks like?

i've been dripping seafoam into my brake booster hose... but like Eyedoc Orlando said, it doesn't seem to get to all cylinders
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:40 PM   #4
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there are 3 vacuum hose attached to the air box, 2 on the left, one on the right.

on the left, the one that is close to the throttle body.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:34 PM   #5
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definatly the pcv line! wow bad idea with the brake booster line. your changing the way 2 cylinders are workings vs the other 2 .

look at your intake manifold. you will see silver lines

in the rear of it , a hose is connected to those lines . thats the pcv hose.
sea foam is awesome. ive never tried it in the oil but think i might next time im about to change it.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:41 PM   #7
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^^ that. nice picture.

This too (same thing): http://www.northursalia.com/modifica...n/pcv/pcv.html
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:15 AM   #8
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Ahh, I remember back in the day of Seafoaming my VQ30DE motor in my 01' Maxima. It totally fogged my neighborhood and pissed off all neighbors. Works like a charm though.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:17 AM   #9
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Just curious - do you think this is really needed for your 07?
I just didn't think that much gunk could build up in ~2+yrs...and since I've got an 06 I'm wondering about mine.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:07 PM   #10
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I typically decarbon an engine with at least some throttle body cleaner every 30k, it's just part of my 30K tuneup

Thanks guys for the info!! I wasn't sure what the hell that box was on the throttle body
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:11 PM   #11
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i had 25k when i did mine . omg carbon build up is insane . the engine definatly felt more peppy afterwords.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:33 PM   #12
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I just did it for the first time with 195k on the engine.
Wow.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #13
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I just did it for the first time with 195k on the engine.
Wow.
Haha get a nice big cloud of smoke for a few minutes? Mine was going like crazy when i did mine at 15k

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:59 PM   #14
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:08 PM   #15
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I'm a noob with a 2006 WRX. Can someone post a pic of where I would locate the pcv hose on my car? My engine has 69K so I'm expecting a lot of smoke out of the exhaust but are there or has anyone heard of any adverse effects of using Sea Foam or an engine cleaner? I've heard that you shouldn't use engine treatments with turbocharged engines. Any truth or input here? Thanks guys.

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Old 01-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #16
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:07 PM   #17
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I'm a noob with a 2006 WRX. Can someone post a pic of where I would locate the pcv hose on my car? My engine has 69K so I'm expecting a lot of smoke out of the exhaust but are there or has anyone heard of any adverse effects of using Sea Foam or an engine cleaner? I've heard that you shouldn't use engine treatments with turbocharged engines. Any truth or input here? Thanks guys.

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Old 01-31-2009, 11:36 AM   #18
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I just used seafoam on my engine which has 96k on it. Nowhere near as much smoke as I was expecting. I also just used chevron techron concentrate injector cleaner, which leads me to believe that it did a pretty good job.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:08 AM   #19
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What is this seafoam treating you guys are doing? just how many horses would it revive on my 26k mile engine? (yes noob question)
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What is this seafoam treating you guys are doing? just how many horses would it revive on my 26k mile engine? (yes noob question)
Pick up a can of seafoam (it's a red and white metal can that's a little bigger than a soda can) at your local auto store. Follow the directions on the back and enjoy.

As for how many horses it would revive, I'm not sure. It's definitely not going to hurt anything
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:51 PM   #21
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Pick up a can of seafoam (it's a red and white metal can that's a little bigger than a soda can) at your local auto store. Follow the directions on the back and enjoy.

As for how many horses it would revive, I'm not sure. It's definitely not going to hurt anything
Nice, next time it's not insanely cold Ima have to go do that
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:44 PM   #22
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its fun...it is actually quite a bit of fun...just watch the temp guage as it can make the car run a bit warm
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:40 PM   #23
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i dont have to do it yet on my 08 but my last vehicle was a 02 silverado 1500!
at about 90k i decided i would do it!! you have never seen a bigger cloud for a longer amt of time.
i did my part that day to contribute to global warming!
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:36 PM   #24
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sorry to bring this thread up....but what is the difference lots of smoke = lots of gunk.........to less smoke = cleaner enigne?? my car didnt have a lot of smoke?? i'm confused on this.......................and i did this today in the oil and vacumm line, gonna pour the rest into the gas tank tomorrow morning before i fill up, i felt a significant amount of difference after doing it
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:30 AM   #25
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Don't bother using the PCV hose. It only connects to two cylinders, so you're only cleaning half your engine.

On the left (from car's perspective) side of the plenum, in between the plenum and the bits of the throttle body, towards the bottom of the plenum, is a vacuum line. Pop off the vacuum line and feed it in there. That's the only place I've found that feeds all 4 cylinders. Not to mention the plenum itself. Take your TB off, the plenum is disgusting!


Oh, for that matter, look into Chemtool B-12. It's the same sort of thing as Sea Foam, but with a lot more balls.
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