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Old 07-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Ive used seafoam on all my cars so i know all about how to actually "suck" it into the engine.

My question is how much is too much?

I have a supercharger on my c32b and used one of the vacuum lines on te side towards the firewall. Fed about 1/2 the can into it. I thought it was a bit weird that only one my muffler outlets was smoking. Didnt mind it much because during winter time, only that side would smoke also. It did the whole smoking of the highway thing.

Today, i was bored so i sprayed seafoam blaster in the vacuum ports and cleaned out my tb as well as i could. This time, i used a dofferent vacuum line, which would be more center on the supercharger. The car immediately started smoking white, but this time both exhaust outlets smoked. I can even say i polluted the environment more this time than last. Cars actually stayed behind me more. I also have test pipes.

So now the question. If you seafoam a very clean engine with very little carbon buildup, will it still smoke? Is the smoke due to the seafoam mostly? Or carbon mostly?

And how frequent is too frequent? I want to seafoam it until i have no smoke, but i dont want to ruin the motor and possibly ruin my rings or walls. Thanks!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Seafoam will leave you with a lot of smoke, even when the deposits are cleared.

Some others, like Amsoil Power Foam, will stop smoking once the carbon build ups are cleared.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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seafoam will bring every fire departments in your city.
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In my experience it smokes less the "cleaner" the engine is..
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I heard every 10-20k miles for the de carb interval
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boy is seafoam fun lol
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I find it works best if you remove the spark plugs and flush out the carbon in the cylinders with it. Definitely smokes on startup but it goes away when the motor stops running.
I've actually gained 20-30 psi compression in an engine by removing the plugs and allowing sea foam to soak in overnight on top of the piston/rings.
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Ahh, i could never get myself to do this sea foam thing to any engine.
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I do not trust putting **** like that anywhere near a motor lol


This. I almost did but I was too
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I do not trust putting **** like that anywhere near a motor lol
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reminds me of that "stop smoke" ****.. like, hey *******, if you need something like that, you just need a new engine.



...and don't go 20,000 miles between oil changes this time.
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Is it true doing it to often will kill the engine?.
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lets talk about this. i want to do it to teggy but fear it will make it worse
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Might remove all your rusts.
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My engines must be remotely clean. Hardly see any smoke at all.
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I just seafoamed my dads 90k mile camry... Smoked like crazy which is good. Probably fed about 1/2 the can into it.

My dad wants to do it again hoping to get rid of more of the carbon. This is why i want to know if the smoke is due to the seafoam or more th carbon buildup
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Sea foam is petroleum based, do you think the smoke is caused by anything other than the seafoam? The smoke you see is almost entirely sea foam.
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I do not trust putting **** like that anywhere near a motor lol


1000 times this, especially in an NSX out of all cars
wood try in an old pos ford escort

inb4 ppl saying

I PUT SEAFOMEZ IN MY b16 AND GAINED 6WHP
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1000 times this, especially in an NSX out of all cars
wood try in an old pos ford escort

inb4 ppl saying

I PUT SEAFOMEZ IN MY b16 AND GAINED 6WHP
does not commute
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Why get rid of that sweet compression raising carbon?? Lose horsepowers. no thx
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