Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » April 6th 2009, 3:47pm

Just thought i'd share my seafoam cleaing.
Its A 90 Chevy Astro With A 4.3 with 200,000 miles
I Think i killed some birds in the trees next to me.

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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby astro355 » April 6th 2009, 5:00pm

Hello,

I can't view the video because I don't have a facebook account. You can load the video into your picture gallery so all can see it.

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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » April 6th 2009, 5:59pm

I try but this it wont let me, so heres a new link should work

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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby fede » April 6th 2009, 11:41pm

Thanks for the video! But what was the process you used with the seafoam?? did you put it in the gas tank aswell?
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » April 7th 2009, 12:22am

Nope i ran it though the m.a.p sensor vac. on my grand ams i ran it though the pvc but van van jugged the seafoam to fast so i try the map sensor. thats why my vn died right away.

people next door got really mad because of the smoke, i didnt think it was that much. now my cars...wow it looked like i did a burn out it smoked so bad
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby Leeann_93 » April 7th 2009, 1:49am

Yeah, when I seafoamed my '93 Bravada (133k miles) after replacing the fuel pressure regulator, I could have sworn I saw birds and squirrels fall out of the maple tree above the truck. It was that bad.
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby nielswheels » April 7th 2009, 2:15am

My Brother in law just used that stuff on his car. It didnt smoke much but he thought it would work for him. Do you think it would Unstick a sticky valve? I have a miss firing cylinder #2 and am willing to just about try anything before I have to take the engine apart.
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby Leeann_93 » April 7th 2009, 2:24am

Not that I know of. It cleans out EGR passages and injectors, stuff like that.

They have stuff you can add to the oil, run the car a few miles then change the oil immediately - it sometimes works. Valve Medic or something like that. The big thing is to change the oil immediately after running it the recommended number of miles. If you don't, you will toast your engine.
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby astro355 » April 7th 2009, 3:52am

grandamle91,
nice tach on the dash. :layrubber:
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » April 7th 2009, 4:26am

thanks, its a old autometer, i want to get one of there new ones
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby $uperJoe » September 15th 2009, 8:07pm

is this stuff good to use. i need some opinions. i just want to know ifs reputable or snake oil. i recently removed my valve covers and think the old owner never did an oil change ever. the build up was so bad its hard to tee the components of the valves including seperation for the springs and where the push rods go into the block. i would assume the rest of the motor is in as bad of shape. time for the once over but if all parts are expensive then its time for small block
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby evil_motors » September 15th 2009, 8:09pm

it might help but i think if it is thatbad in there you probably need a rebuild.
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby $uperJoe » September 15th 2009, 8:13pm

yeah i dont know. it runs strong and doesnt miss. pulls anything i want everywhere. all in all very reliable. im sure a rebuild wont hurt but knowing this its motivating me to get my other van done now. and to think i didnt even know yesterday. its true ignorance is bliss
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Re: Good ol' Seafoam Cleaning

Postby rev_les » September 16th 2009, 10:40pm

I'd just keep fresh oil in it, and run it till it keels over. ( Couldn't hurt to have the replacement motor ready to go though) If it has that much gunk in it, it'd probably destroy it if you knock it all loose. :violin:
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