Testing seafoam for the first time on a 1998 dodge dakota 4x4, 5.2L v8 with 204km. The engine performs a lot smoother and I noticed immediate better throttle response & acceleration.
I have a single in single out 2.5" flowmaster 40 muffler
How to Seafoam your vehicle (Also called Top Engine Clean)
This is a carbon deposit cleaner that when used can help eliminate the
carbon deposits that build up in the top end of your engine block. I
perform this about every 15,000 miles on my own vehicle.
Steps to seafoaming:
1. Bring your vehicle up to normal operation temperature
2. Separate seafoam canister into 3 equal parts (one will be for sucking
through a pvc line or brakeBooster
line, one for gas tank, and one for putting in the oil filler cap)
3. Locate the PVC valve that runs through the intake manifold, for this is
where you will initially suck 1/3 of the seafoam canister through.
(If PVC is non accessible then you can use your brake Booster line in the same manner.)
4. Once engine is at normal operational temperature, have another person
sit in the drive seat and bring the engine RPM up to around 1500.
5. Pull your PVC off (or brake Booster line) and start slowly sucking 1/3 of
the seafoam in through either of these locations. Be cautious & steady
handed, you don't want to stall the engine out.
6. Once you've sucked all of the 1/3 portion up turn the engine off &
replace pvc or brake Booster to its
7. Once engine is off, unscrew your Oil Filler cap & pour 1/3 of the
seafoam in as if it were oil.
8. Unscrew gas cap and put the remaining 1/3 seafoam in.
9. Leave the car alone for 15 minutes.
10. Come back to the car and start it up, let it idle for about 10-15
seconds and then BRING ENGINE RPMS TO A STEADY 2000-3000RPM for no more
than a couple minutes.
(major revving or fluctuation can knock carbon deposits loose so please
keep a steady foot)
11. Once this is complete, take your car for a 10-15 mile drive, while
doing so make sure to bring the engine through its total rev band spectrum
to make sure all the carbon deposits have been cleaned out.
12. Once the drive is complete, bring the car back home.
13. CHANGE YOUR OIL & FILTER & SPARKPLUGS WITH KNOWN GOOD OEM SPEC PARTS.
(The reasoning behind this is that the seafoam lowers the viscosity of your
oil, thus weakening its ability to control wear on your engines major
mating surfaces and your plugs get buggered up with carbon after this
tuneup due to the carbon coming loose during the tuneup.. So an Oil/Filter
change & Spark Plugs are a must after seafoaming is complete
14. Tune Up is complete!
My Camaro Loves Sea Foam
So there I am walking through Walmart in a zombie daze when I find myself
in the automotive aisle. I begin reading all the labels on the different
'Motor Treatment' products, but one stands out. Sea Foam, in it's
nondescript can, claims to reduce or eliminate engine ticks and pings while
removing carbon, gum, and buildup from high-mileage engines. I was
understandably skeptical, since this miracle in a can only cost $6.00.
After I got home, I did a little post-sale research on YouTube. To my
surprise, there are hundreds of videos praising this product. Anyway, the
next day I warmed the engine and per instructions, disconnected the Brake
Booster Vacuum Line and SLOWLY fed
the Sea Foam into the line. The engine nearly stalled several times, but
overall took it very well. I confirmed my suspicion of an Exhaust manifold leak when the fog began pouring
from the left of the engine. I shut the engine off and let it sit for 30
minutes before starting the camera and engine. You see the results. The
results were nothing short of immediate and unbelievable. Not only did the
engine idle 300% smoother, but the ticking was nearly inaudible and the
throttle response was both powerful and instant. Now, I know I am supposed
to drive it like I stole it for about ten miles after the treatment, but as
you can see, I don't yet have a plate or tags, or insurance, so that will
have to wait. Long story short. I LOVE SEA FOAM!!!!