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#4752986 - 05/10/18 12:35 PM Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why?
ZZman Offline

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5903
Loc: Michigan
I have seen the videos. It looks fun. But is it worth it?
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#4752992 - 05/10/18 12:46 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
Olas Offline

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester, England
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

#4752993 - 05/10/18 12:47 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
BJD78 Offline

Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 525
Loc: 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.

#4752996 - 05/10/18 12:50 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19645
Loc: MA,
Fun? A stupid waste of time and a few bucks nothing more.
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#4753000 - 05/10/18 12:54 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
maverickfhs Offline

Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2122
Loc: VA
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
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#4753027 - 05/10/18 01:18 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
dogememe Offline

Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 816
No thanks, never will and never would.
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#4753031 - 05/10/18 01:20 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
Dyusik Offline

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 2076
Loc: US-WA
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)
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#4753133 - 05/10/18 03:03 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
gregk24 Offline

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5686
Loc: FL, USA
I have done it before I knew better. It didn't seem to do anything other than make a smoke show.
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#4753186 - 05/10/18 04:12 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
caprice_2nv Offline

Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 578
Loc: 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.

Edited by caprice_2nv (05/10/18 04:13 PM)
84 Olds Cutlass - 350 Olds
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79 Honda CX500

#4753188 - 05/10/18 04:15 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
CT8 Offline

Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11495
Loc: Idaho
What is in Sea Foam that does anything but make smoke?
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

#4753235 - 05/10/18 05:15 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
NHGUY Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5064
Loc: USA
Basically its pale oil and isopropyl alcohol.

#4753270 - 05/10/18 05:56 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
Alex_V Offline

Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1180
Loc: 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.

Edited by Alex_V (05/10/18 05:56 PM)
I like Chevy and Valvoline.

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#4753277 - 05/10/18 06:01 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
JC1 Offline

Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3114
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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.
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#4753327 - 05/10/18 06:47 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6189
Loc: 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."

#4753399 - 05/10/18 07:49 PM Re: Who has done the Seafoam "cloud" and why? [Re: ZZman]
eljefino Offline

Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32886
Loc: ME
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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