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Postby NeFaRiOuS_SLE » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:10 pm

Man... Just did this 2 days ago before changing the oil... I thought I was going to kill my car; when the brake hose was out, the car was running close to stalling (like 500 RPM), and there was a RIDICULOUS amount of smoke coming out the back... Since my car had a recent BMC gasket leake (and probably sucked in some dirt), I almost thought I broke something!

But OMG I definitely noticed a huge difference when I did all 3 at the same time: After pouring out ridiculously blackened oil, running the engine full tilt watching black smoke spew out for at least 1 1/2 minutes and driving around the block, I noticed the "stutter" when putting my foot on the throttle is 95% gone, the engine is a tad quieter (not what I got my intake for but oh well), and just smoother overall; the damn thing (after a couple of repairs) runs like a Benz now! Thanks for the post-up!
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Postby Ruski » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:44 am

Glad your happy man , i had my car stall when i did it , you just have to continue pouring the sea foam
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Postby 99V6solaraSE » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:49 am

man i wonder what i did wrong lol.. i hardly had any smoke...
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Postby DrLove » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:16 am

I did it again yesterday.. Im living now in "sowntown" of my city.. there was tonsssssssssssss of white smoke..Ive put about 3/4 of a can. I put new spark plugs (NGK G-Power(platinium)) this week. I was very embarassed when my car was smoking like hell..I was trying to find a quiet spot to hide me..lol...I crossed a police car..luckely there was no officer inside the car...ouff! I had lot of smoke for about 30 mins.
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Postby Garrryyunit » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:57 am

DrLove wrote:I did it again yesterday.. Im living now in "sowntown" of my city.. there was tonsssssssssssss of white smoke..Ive put about 3/4 of a can. I put new spark plugs (NGK G-Power(platinium)) this week. I was very embarassed when my car was smoking like hell..I was trying to find a quiet spot to hide me..lol...I crossed a police car..luckely there was no officer inside the car...ouff! I had lot of smoke for about 30 mins.



could they really pull you over? youre cleaning your car, its not like youre doing it to piss people off or are you? ;]
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Postby Ruski » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:33 am

i highly doubt they can , but if the cop wants to be a dick then yea he can
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Postby Midias » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:37 am

With the cops around here and most of them being fairly nice I would not be surprised if they would pull you over to let you know about it. I had one pull me over on my bike to tell me my rear tire was looking a little flat which on a motorcycle is a serious safety concern.
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Postby woa_its_j3ff » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:48 am

i want to do mine, BUT..
with such a high mileage car, im afraid of .. oil leaks after lol

150k?? used car? .. i knwo itll help the car but it can hurt it too.
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Postby Midias » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:04 am

woa_its_j3ff wrote:i want to do mine, BUT..
with such a high mileage car, im afraid of .. oil leaks after lol

150k?? used car? .. i knwo itll help the car but it can hurt it too.


I have no problems at 160k
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Postby DaveMush » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:38 pm

DO NOT USE SEAFOAM IN A PRIUS OR HYBRID TOYOTA

the intake manifolds have PTC heaters in them to heat up the incoming air for quicker "light off" of the catalytic and to get to normal operating temperature at a quickened rate.

I would not suggest using seafoam or anything like it in the intake manifold. We hardly like to use throttlebody cleaner in the cars aside from using a soaked rag.
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Postby gnegroni » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:25 pm

Well, what would you suggest other than a throttle body cleaner, since you hardly use it. I've read that fuel system flushes are not recommended on a lot of vehicles, especially older ones.
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Postby woa_its_j3ff » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:54 pm

Midias wrote:
woa_its_j3ff wrote:i want to do mine, BUT..
with such a high mileage car, im afraid of .. oil leaks after lol

150k?? used car? .. i knwo itll help the car but it can hurt it too.


I have no problems at 160k


did you buy your car used? cuz I did , and I don tknow how properly it was maintained before I bought it.. thats the only thing stopping me from seafoaming.
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Postby Midias » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:16 pm

I bought it used with 80k miles fro my dad when he bought his CL-S 6 speed back in 03. He took care of it so I knew the history.

Seafoam is petrol based so I would not worry too much.
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Postby gnegroni » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:41 pm

I think if the only time you should be worried is if your engine was never properly cared at all... but that is not the case for us. Probably a spark plug change or cleaning if they become clogged.
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Postby woa_its_j3ff » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:54 pm

Midias wrote:I bought it used with 80k miles fro my dad when he bought his CL-S 6 speed back in 03. He took care of it so I knew the history.

Seafoam is petrol based so I would not worry too much.


yeah thats the only difference, got mine from the stealership at 110k.
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