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00EclipseGT
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Has anyone on here done it? I'm thinking on picking up a kit and doing my BMW 3-Series. What differences did you notice?

Racerx250
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
I did it to my firebird quite a few times. Be sure you do it in a WELL ventilated area. How many miles are you the car? What kind of gas do you normally run thru it? I know when I did my car there was an extra bit of power there, and a bit better response.

00EclipseGT
01-27-2008, 12:28 PM
The car has 75K Miles, and I've been using 93 Octane it's supposed to take carbon build up out of the engine and intake right?

Eugenics
01-27-2008, 12:31 PM
I'm about to do it on my hoe with 140,000

Racerx250
01-27-2008, 12:32 PM
yes sir. Dump some into the pcv valve, the brake booster line and into the gas tank. That's were I poured mine. Be sure there's a breeze going or something. A little windy. Your neighbors most likley will hate you once smoking has begun.

Eugenics
01-27-2008, 12:42 PM
I was just going to do the oil system.

Eugenics
01-27-2008, 12:42 PM
Dont be a retard.

R/T Pimp
01-27-2008, 12:46 PM
I do this every year to my cars. It is excellent preventative maintenance.

jeeper07
01-27-2008, 12:52 PM
i think im gonna try this to my truck.. 183xxx on it right now

97gmcsierra
01-27-2008, 12:54 PM
It only smokes if you pour it in one of the vacuum lines( Its always fun to ride down the road while you truck looks like it is blowing up:) ). I run it through the vacuum hose off the brake booster, in the crankcase, and in the gas tank about every third oil change.

Flipx99
01-27-2008, 12:56 PM
1/2 can in the oil; 1/2 can down the throttle.

I also put 1 qt of transmisison fluid in the gas every month or so.

97gmcsierra
01-27-2008, 12:59 PM
I also put 1 qt of transmisison fluid in the gas every month or so.

That is also a good idea, so I've heard. My uncle told me to do that the help keep all the seals fresh or something.

Eugenics
01-27-2008, 01:57 PM
What does the tranny fluid thing do?

Flipx99
01-27-2008, 02:01 PM
What does the tranny fluid thing do?

Cleans out some deposits and lubricates the fuel system. Transmission fluid is very high in viscosity and detergents.

ProgMtl
02-04-2008, 09:21 AM
Lucas upper cylinder lubricant in your tank once a month works wonders too

THUNDERBIRD
02-04-2008, 01:53 PM
how do you do the seafoam. and will the trans fluid run threw fine with no damage to the engine?

jeeper07
02-04-2008, 03:09 PM
how do you do the seafoam. and will the trans fluid run threw fine with no damage to the engine?

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bball09124
02-04-2008, 03:18 PM
did it to mine, didn't really notice a difference aside from smoking out the neighborhood. it is supposedly supposed to help out gas mileage, provide a little more power, and just be good maintenance though.

ngsm13
02-04-2008, 03:20 PM
Whew.

nG

Pootie
02-04-2008, 03:26 PM
how do you do the seafoam. and will the trans fluid run threw fine with no damage to the engine?

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Johnny Drama
02-04-2008, 03:29 PM
Cleans out some deposits and lubricates the fuel system. Transmission fluid is very high in viscosity and detergents.

I use to run a quart of transmission fluid in my oil for 1k miles and then change it. Smokes quite a bit more, but cleans out the engine quite well.

Used it as you described as well. Works wonders on carbon buildup.

jeeper07
02-04-2008, 07:59 PM
how do you do the seafoam. and will the trans fluid run threw fine with no damage to the engine?

bump for an answer

THUNDERBIRD
02-04-2008, 08:01 PM
bump for an answer

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Sunfire01
02-08-2008, 07:08 AM
after reading this thread, I seafoamed my 01 sunfire (2.2l) which has 120k on it. It didnt make much smoke at all, suprisingly, but I notice MUCH better throttle response, and it easily revs up now and wont bog down. I put ~1/2 can in vacume tube (orig connected to brake booster), and other 1/2 in the gas.

Sunfire01
02-08-2008, 07:30 AM
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I read around, and its pure petrolum, so it wont harm, but if you have a REALLY dirty engine thats really old and carboned up, I hear removing the actual deposits will sometimes remove the actual air tightness around the seals since that was the only thing holding compression since some of the actual metal (or w/e) has been worn away. This could possibly create a leak this way..but I wouldnt worry about it 95% of the time in modern engines. I got a can at the auto place and it was like 7 bucks.