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Old 01-03-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default So I seafoamed the car yesterday...

Well, the guys on the Ultimate Subaru Message Board swear by this stuff, so I thought I'd give it a try to see if I could cure my hi-temp pinging ...



First of all, adding it in the brake vacuum line is not a good idea, because that one only feeds into the left bank cylinders. You want something a bit more centrally located. The PCV is perfect for this, and even comes with its own hose.



Dunno if my PCV is stuck open or what but it just drank up the stuff like crazy. You dump some in *slowly* (one moron on the Honda board hydrolocked his engine with seafoam -- haha!), then shut off the engine and let it sit for a few minutes.

When you start it up again, try not to kill any small kids that may be around exhaust height!!



Well, I dunno if it helped the pinging or not, but the valve lifter noise seems to be a bit quieter. Not a bad tune-up to do every now and then I guess...
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Old 01-03-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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yeah
i know a couple guys that swear by it
but i thought it was only available in the US
where did you get it up here?
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Old 01-03-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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I've been meaning to try this stuff but wasn't sure of where to put it... pcv hose eh? With a WRX- Could one use the BPV's recirc hose for it?

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Old 01-03-2006, 11:48 PM   #4
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Oh dear, it seems that Sea Foam is hard to come by in Canada, although somewhere on the Web I found that CarQuest (?) is carrying it. I just picked it up from Napa Auto Parts in the States last week, about $10 US. While you're there, get a can of this:



$11+14.5% at Canadian tire, $5+8% just across the border. I mean, w t f...
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:01 AM   #5
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The MR2OC swears by this as well. I see you got it in the states .

How much did you add into each area?

We were told 1 bottle in the gas tank, 1/3rd into the crankcase, and 2/3rds into the TB vacum hose.

It's more benificial to older/higher mileage cars, and can even out compression and quiet valve noise.

I need to do my car soon.

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Old 01-04-2006, 12:51 PM   #6
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Most places I saw recommended 1/3 bottle in each ... but it all depends on how dirty I guess. Probably a couple smaller repeated applications is better than dumping a whole lot in at once.

I just went for the intake since that seems to be where it does the most good. I'll be storing my car for a month soon, so I dunno about leaving it in the gas and oil for that long. (mfr claims it works as a gas stabilizer, but that's probably *after* you've gotten all the gunk out and added a fresh tank and fresh soafoam)

Oh, and you also probably don't want to do this to like a 200,000 km car since the gunk is probably what's holding it together at that point.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:16 PM   #7
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Oh, and you also probably don't want to do this to like a 200,000 km car since the gunk is probably what's holding it together at that point.
Thanks man for saying that, i was about to go buy some for my 99TS with 243 000km
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:03 PM   #8
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Most places I saw recommended 1/3 bottle in each ... but it all depends on how dirty I guess. Probably a couple smaller repeated applications is better than dumping a whole lot in at once.

I just went for the intake since that seems to be where it does the most good. I'll be storing my car for a month soon, so I dunno about leaving it in the gas and oil for that long. (mfr claims it works as a gas stabilizer, but that's probably *after* you've gotten all the gunk out and added a fresh tank and fresh soafoam)

Oh, and you also probably don't want to do this to like a 200,000 km car since the gunk is probably what's holding it together at that point.
Hahahaha..It's so true.

At 310,000kms, my engine would probably explode.

I'm still going to do it though, as I'm sure my compression is off in all cylinders.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:10 PM   #9
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Be ready with lots of barr's stop leak and some chewing gum ...
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:20 PM   #10
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Be ready with lots of barr's stop leak and some chewing gum ...


I already added the Barr's . I've gotta do an oil change after the clutch install.
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:06 PM   #11
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Hey Joe you really have that many miles on your Car...How's Canada life??/San Diego's nice and Warm I don't miss the cold....Sea Foam is a real good produc for cleaning the engine of deposits and Gunk way to go....

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Old 01-06-2006, 01:31 AM   #12
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Actually a few years ago I saw this stuff at Mr.Lube. They had to take the car outside and setup a drip-feed kit that had two hoses going into the engine they also dumped something in the gas tank. The car was really old, it was a big sedan like a buick or something with atleast 200,000+ on it. The idle was rough almost like the car was struggling to stay running, and there was all sorts of valve and mechanical noises coming from the engine. As the car fed on tainted gas they started releasing the fluids in the drip feed bags into the engine and the change was almost instant. The idle increased, the shudder diminished, and after a bit the mechanical noise was almost totally eliminated.

During the whole process the car was spewing out exhaust. It started with a heavy black mess and then finished with a steamy white fog. The black mess left a major stain on the car and everything in the area, plants, grass, etc., were slimed with some sort of toxic black exhaust spew.

It's my guess that this process is probably illegal or something else, otherwise it would be part of the service schedule for the car?
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:38 AM   #13
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Ron!!!!!!! Holy crap mang, nice to see you here again. When are you coming up again for some more boogey action / engine service? Good to hear you're doing well in SD...

420 ... dang, that story sounds like something out of ER. It's not illegal to release a big cloud of crap for just a few seconds, but I guess you could probably mitigate the effects by doing it someplace where the crap can settle and biodegrade...
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:32 AM   #14
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Oh yeah I can see a few car owners doing it without any hassle, notice how the pic show the car with NOTHING around it. But if a dealer had cars doing this all the time, someone would bitch about the billiowing black clouds of exhaust..?
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:11 PM   #16
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zombie thread like whoa
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:13 PM   #17
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STi guys have had good success with it. I did it last year...
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:41 PM   #18
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I never got around to this.

I still want to, but I'm more afraid of it now. Haha.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:45 AM   #19
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they're avilable at the richmond napa store now if anyones still looking for seafoam...
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:57 PM   #20
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$11+14.5% at Canadian tire, $5+8% just across the border. I mean, w t f...
just get it at costco, 12 bucks for a pack of 4
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:30 AM   #21
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Notice the date of Necro's original post - Jan 3rd, 2006.

Been a few changes to Costco's product lineup.

LaterZ!
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:53 AM   #22
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i want to do this.... i'm getting a bit annoyed with my engine noise.
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oops, I didn't see that.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:16 AM   #24
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Neither did meatball18 when he posted sometime yesterday, prior to the "....." edit. I wonder what was in the original post....

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:44 PM   #25
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You can take the Necro out of Vancouver but you can't take the Vancouver out of Necro.
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