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Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? #4752986
05/10/18 11:35 AM
05/10/18 11:35 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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I have seen the videos. It looks fun. But is it worth it?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4752992
05/10/18 11:46 AM
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Manchester, England
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I did it by accident once when a friend poured a pint of diesel into my exhaust for a "prank" he didn't tell me until I'd been trying to diagnose it for nearly an hour eek


Cable ties should hold it
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4752993
05/10/18 11:47 AM
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Nebraska
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Nebraska
From what I have read about it, SeaFoam works quite well when added to blinker fluid.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4752996
05/10/18 11:50 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Fun? A stupid waste of time and a few bucks nothing more.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753000
05/10/18 11:54 AM
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MURICA
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MURICA
Honestly, some people swear by it and some people think it's just a hype.

Me, I have done it once and never again laugh


2006 Civic EX 205K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 187K/AT
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753027
05/10/18 12:18 PM
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San Rafael, CA
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San Rafael, CA
No thanks, never will and never would.


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~92K Miles: RP 5W-30, AMSOIL SS FE ATF.
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles: Delo 10W-30, AMSOIL OE MV ATF.
AMSOIL in EVERYTHING!
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753031
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I have because I didn't know any better. Yes it makes a smoke show, but so does CRC GDI IVD. I don't know if CRC works by the "seafoam method", but it is a very good cleaner if sprayed directly onto affected parts. (intake valves in my case)


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 104K STP syn HM 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
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Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753133
05/10/18 02:03 PM
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FL, USA
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I have done it before I knew better. It didn't seem to do anything other than make a smoke show.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753186
05/10/18 03:12 PM
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Ontario Canada
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Ontario Canada
I use water through the PCV hose to attempt to do some cleaning on my caprice and Cutlass. Water is free. It doesn't cause a smoke show though. I have done seafoam years ago on a couple of my cars but I can't say for sure whether it helped or was in my head.

Seafoam sprayed down into the secondary rods of my carburetor and letting it soak did fix a major surge and lack of power on my caprice a few months ago. Obviously the secondaries jets had a blockage of some kind it cleaned out.

Last edited by caprice_2nv; 05/10/18 03:13 PM.

84 Olds Cutlass - 350 Olds
83 Chevy Caprice - 305 Sbc
79 Honda CX500
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753188
05/10/18 03:15 PM
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Idaho
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What is in Sea Foam that does anything but make smoke?


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753235
05/10/18 04:15 PM
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USA
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Basically its pale oil and isopropyl alcohol.

Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753270
05/10/18 04:56 PM
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Campbellsville, KY
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Campbellsville, KY
I've done overnight piston soaks on a 1ZZFE and J35A7 w/active VCM. Lots of smoke and it had the desired effect of reducing oil consumption.

Last edited by Alex_V; 05/10/18 04:56 PM.

To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753277
05/10/18 05:01 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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I've done it to my civic and siennam. Didn't notice any difference.

I used a home brew of kerosene, naptha and isopropyl alcohol.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753327
05/10/18 05:47 PM
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Waco, TX
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Waco, TX
It works, but you have to let the engine soak for a very long time, like days.

Not just an hour, that does nothing.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman] #4753399
05/10/18 06:49 PM
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ME
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I've done seafoam and MMO soaks to saturn s-series. Works. I've also done water decarbs in the intake of a running one. Also works.

These cars run dirty and get carboned up, which robs timing and makes them run poorly.

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