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pontiacgt05
04-11-2011, 05:24 PM
okay so i just seafoamed my car like 30 seconds ago.. and so smoke came out. none. im a little confused. i put about half of the can in the brake booster line and the other half in the gas tank. waited 30 minutes and turned it on.. no smoke. Does this just mean my car is super clean?

cutlsp
04-11-2011, 08:24 PM
I think you just messed up big time the engine was suppose to be running when you used the sea foam.

AaronGTR
04-11-2011, 09:34 PM
yep, you have to pour it in a vacuum line while the engine is hot and running.

KhellendrosxS
04-11-2011, 10:21 PM
I just did mine this afternoon. Id use the PCV valve if I were you. It fits right into the mouth of the seafoam bottle and theres no guess work involved, once half the can is in you just shut the car off.

I feathered the throttle just above idle to keep it from stalling and let it drink down half the bottle and shut the car off for a couple hours and when I fired it back up I had more white smoke than Ive ever had after doing it.

G.I.Ceo
04-11-2011, 11:11 PM
So what exactly is this stuff suppose to do? I have been hearing a lot of people talk about this lately.

GrandAmMe
04-11-2011, 11:29 PM
Lets hope to god you "Poured" it into the engine through the hose and not directly into the brake booster itself.

pontiacgt05
04-12-2011, 08:44 AM
I did what i was supposed to. I warmed the engine first then when it was at running temp i measured out half the can into a container and sipped it through the brake booster. I had my mom rev the engine between 1500 and 2000 rpms. after it was gone i shut it off and put it in the gas tank, let it sit for 30 minutes then went back and turned it on. absolutely no smoke what so ever

bigstribs
04-12-2011, 09:49 AM
It won't smoke most of the time when running it around 1500rpm like you're suppose to. It's basically the same stuff we used to use at the shop I used to work for. You sd id just fine.

02GT_SkyHigh
04-12-2011, 12:03 PM
The first time I did mine I did 1/3 in the oil, 1/3 in a vacuum line, and 1/3 in the gas tank with about 1/4 tank. Let it sit for 50 mins and I barely had smoke coming out.
Id slowly rev it to like 4000 then slowly let it go back to idle. The second time I did it, about 30k later (140,000) It smoked pretty good and i got about ~2MPG from it also!!lol
This guy is crazy on the throttle IMO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR5_GXB7j-U&feature=related

So what exactly is this stuff suppose to do? I have been hearing a lot of people talk about this lately.

It Cleans all the 'Gunk' from your fuel/oil system by coagulating it then burning it off.
It is a tune up in a bottle, basically I guess im not 100% on details but I am on results!

MAC the KNIFE
04-12-2011, 05:36 PM
^ my car smokes just like that on cold mornings! lol

seriously though, all the talk i've heard about seafoam being great stuff, now i'm gonna have to try it

pontiacgt05
04-13-2011, 10:56 AM
im gunna try it again then. ill try the pcv valve this time, which one is that exactly, is it the tube connecting on the top of the UIM at the bottom right?

rocketfast123
04-14-2011, 04:29 AM
This guy is crazy on the throttle IMO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR5_GXB7j-U&feature=related



That's my old grand am

I was only holding it right under the rev limit. For some reason my mom's 3100 did not put out that much smoke. I used the FPR on my 2.4 and PCV on the 3100.

heeroyue2002
04-14-2011, 10:12 PM
im gunna try it again then. ill try the pcv valve this time, which one is that exactly, is it the tube connecting on the top of the UIM at the bottom right?

suck it up this tube, be careful not to break it when you pull it out.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/junkyardchuy/car.jpg

pontiacgt05
04-15-2011, 02:20 PM
awesome thats the one i thought it was. ill try again. thanks for the help

pontiacgt05
04-18-2011, 08:38 AM
okay i seafoamed it again. this time there was smoke, but not nearly as much as i thought there would be, but at least there was some. I did some WOT runs cuz thats what i read to do to help the seafoam run through and i feel like i got some power back.

AaronGAGT
04-30-2011, 12:55 AM
suck it up this tube, be careful not to break it when you pull it out.

Thats what she said.