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Old 04-21-2013, 01:03 PM
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:06 PM
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It was basically all black so I used 3 bottles of seafoam and scrubbed them down with a wire brush then I let them soak for 24 hours. These pictures are taken about 2 weeks after running. I just ran the engine after getting most of the seafoam out. I left some so it can do its magic
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:06 AM
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Just cross referencing for others to follow the thread:
- What is Seafoam motor treatment, what does it do, where do you put it, and how does it work (1)
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:35 AM
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Sounds like the wire brush probably had more to do with the cleanliness than the Seafoam.

Seafoam is detergent. It can be run through the gas tank in the fuel. It can be dumped straight into the intake with spectacularly smoky results and it can be run in the motor oil.

Some think it is a miracle liquid. I think it is just marketing. There is a ton of detergent in your fuels and oils already. Way back when cars were carburated, had crude ignition systems, fat machining tolerances ,before detergent oils and fuels, Seafoam had a place. It is just a watse of money IMO, a better cleaner could have made the job easier. Some just fall in love with the idea though, " I love my car so I go the extra mile and use Seafoam". Brilliant marketing, Like I said
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:50 AM
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Sounds like the wire brush probably had more to do with the cleanliness than the Seafoam.

Seafoam is detergent. It can be run through the gas tank in the fuel. It can be dumped straight into the intake with spectacularly smoky results and it can be run in the motor oil.

Some think it is a miracle liquid. I think it is just marketing. There is a ton of detergent in your fuels and oils already. Way back when cars were carburated, had crude ignition systems, fat machining tolerances ,before detergent oils and fuels, Seafoam had a place. It is just a watse of money IMO, a better cleaner could have made the job easier. Some just fall in love with the idea though, " I love my car so I go the extra mile and use Seafoam". Brilliant marketing, Like I said
Yeah I didn't want to put anything in the engine that could hurt it. So I figured throw seafoam plus it was on sale. I was very surprised, I wish I had taken before pictures. The engine had 20 years of carbon build up and now it looks like new.

I wouldn't use it normally because I think if it aint broke don't fix it. If your engine works fine why pour crap into it.

I know how marketing can sell anything. Its basically like how gatorade is just a sugar water but people buy it because of electrolytes(salt).
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I have a can of seafoam still sitting on my shelf.
My plans to use it is about as realistic as the boston bomber getting off scott free.

I'm with sled. If you take care of the car and do the regular maintenance routinely.
Items like seafoam are not neccessary. I may use a carb/injector cleaner sometimes.
But that's once a year (emissions time) or before I go on a road trip with a full tank.

If your concerned about the condition and want a completely clean head.
Take it to a machine shop.
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You should drink the seafoam and lubricate your insides

I was just amazed because they were is black carbon color and now shinny silver
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I was just amazed because they were is black carbon color and now shinny silver
well that's what seafoam does.
It's a concentrated detergent it will remove the deposits.

My concern is that my old m30 was very high in mileage or better yet just broken in.
It ran perfect without flaw.

However my fear has been for those thin slabs that don't completely dissolve and remain somewhat solid.
The thought of one of those getting trapped or going where they're not supposed to doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

So taking it to a machine shop to accomplish the same thing but more thoroughly seems more adequate. But like I always say to each his own.

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You should drink the seafoam and lubricate your insides
Did that already. Shot fire out my arse for about a week.
I was my own mobile military defense system.

BTW are you running gaskets? I see the trace reminants of RVT RED on those ports.
Becareful with that stuff.
If not laided evenly it can cause a intake or exhaust leak because it will create gaps between the gaskets and the metal.
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BTW are you running gaskets? I see the trace reminants of RVT RED on those ports.
Becareful with that stuff.
If not laided evenly it can cause a intake or exhaust leak because it will create gaps between the gaskets and the metal.
I put a very thin layer on the normal gaskets because I was getting an air leak somewhere but now I realized I forgot to plug a hole . Plus there was deposits of something on some of the intake ports that wouldn't come off so I wanted to make sure it wouldn't F anything up.

What I did was put the very thin layer and then before it dries tighten the intake manifold with gaskets down on it.
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Im a perfectionist and can't stand not fixing stuff. I want to do the valley pan which has a slow leak and the plastic cover on the positive engine wire. Its funny because it is actually my strength and my weakness.
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Im a perfectionist and can't stand not fixing stuff. I want to do the valley pan which has a slow leak and the plastic cover on the positive engine wire. Its funny because it is actually my strength and my weakness.
Nothing wrong with being a perfectionist. We all are in some shape or form.

Case in point I have to give imae34driver a lead on some mattig eyelids.
Those headlights are bugging me out.
I keep thinking of stewie griffin from family guy.


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I'm just laughing because that what I say during job interviews. It's my weakness because I can't stop fixing stuff. Lol
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