Seafoam treatment

Seafoam treatment

Postby samsilver522 [OP] » November 30th 2008, 1:12am

Hello,
I have used Seafoam through the brake booster line on my other vehicles, and it works great, how is it done on a 97 Astro. I have used Seafoam through the gas tank on the 97 Astro.
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby davesyo » November 30th 2008, 6:15am

On my 01 astro I used seafoam one time and I added it slowly through the throttle body with no problem.I only used about a half can
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby astro355 » November 30th 2008, 6:46am

I used to use seafoam a long time ago. Now I just use water. I spray a little down the intake twice a month to keep the carbon from building up.
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby jvivek » December 3rd 2008, 7:36am

I am looking to do the same thing, wonder what is the best way?

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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby Outlaw50 » December 4th 2008, 2:31am

I use it in my fuel tank every other tank full..........also have used it in the throttle body in the spray can form.
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby Positive P » December 6th 2008, 12:52am

On my sister-in-laws '97 she has hydraulic assist brakes.

I used a vaccuum line off the intake, when removed, the idle raised. We were carefull not to add it fast.
Worked great.
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby samsilver522 [OP] » December 13th 2008, 1:05am

Which vacuum line did you use I have the same brakes, do you have to remove the engine cover to access it. There really is so little room to maneuver under the hood, I appreciate the help.
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby Positive P » December 13th 2008, 1:27am

Yes unfortunately we removed the engine cover, that was the hardest part.
But I know from experience, at the shop, any vaccuum line that you can reach would work fine.
Try to use the biggest line you can get to, beside the fuel canister lines.
Be careful to add the contents of the can slowly, pulling the line in and out of the can.
Too much in the vaccuum line too fast and the engine will shut off and may not restart.
This has happend to us as well, on my brothers Ranger, I told my inexperienced cousin not to add it too fast, and out she went.
Took 2 weeks before the system dried out.
And watch out for the fan, I recently split my finger not paying attention.
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Re: Seafoam treatment

Postby samsilver522 [OP] » December 13th 2008, 2:01pm

Thank you very much for the information Positive P, I am going to do it today!
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