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Hey guys im getting ready to do a seafoam treatment with the T5 , i have some carbon buildup and a ticking lifter, and i want to see if this helps. I understand the directions but my question has to do with the oil change after. I was planning on doing this before a round trip of 230 miles on wed that way it has a full tank of gas (approx) to get out of he system. My question is, if i wait until thurs morning to get the oil changed will that be pushing hurting the seals (RMS). i planned on using it in the fuel and through the crankcase. any suggestions welcome
 

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Re: Seafoaming 850 T5 quick question (bkrueger89)

Intake FTW! I got back <i>major</i> compression in two of my cylinders that way! Had no idea that N/A had that much power! (Seafoamed the intake in my S60 and got some nice low-end power out of it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>I've read all sorts of conflicting stories on putting it in the crankcase. I think the general consensus is that it'll gunk up your oil pretty quickly (from all the clean), but (I remember reading an official response on the subject from Seafoam) it doesn't break down your oil or anything(?)<p>That said, I'd do the intake and gas (before a fill-up) before you leave, and then maybe pour some in the oil sometime on your way back and drain the oil when you get home (if you <i>really</i> want to put it in your oil).
 

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Re: Seafoaming 850 T5 quick question (StarmanDXE)

1/3 fuel tank<br>1/3 vacuum line<br>1/3 crankcase<p>Run for 20-30 minutes.<p>Then...drive it for an hour or so after the smoking stops (preferably highway, blow the rest of the crap out...<B> then</B><p><B>CHANGE THE OIL</B>
 

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I say: go to NAPA and get two cans (it's cheap there for some reason) and put a full can in the gas <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> And also, do the intake in two stages and let it sit and soak in for a good bit (20+ minutes) the 2nd time.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I say: go to NAPA and get two cans (it's cheap there for some reason) and put a full can in the gas <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> And also, do the intake in two stages and let it sit and soak in for a good bit (20+ minutes) the 2nd time.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Again..<br><B>NO...ONE (1) can,</B> do NOT use two cans at once, this stuff is very strong.<br>Some other idiot used two cans about 6 months ago (on another web site) and had some issues)!<p><B>READ THE INSTRUCTIONS</B>
 

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So if i let it run then drive it 2 hours on the highway, and when i get up to school get the oil changed as soon as i get there will that be fine? im assuming it would be, and the higher rpms on the highway would prob blow anything left out of there?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>READ THE INSTRUCTIONS</B></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hmm... Yeah, I did... Maybe <i>you</i> need to? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Says right on the can:<p><b>One can treats 8-25 gallons of fuel.</b><p>So, for our cars, you either need almost 3 cans to do the fuel, or 0.9 cans...<p><br>Also says:<p><b>One can treats up to 10 quarts of oil.</b><p>So, half a can seems rather conservative. (Although, 1/3 of a can seems like a better idea to me, as I would want to put 2/3 in the intake [split into two stages] as that seems to make the biggest difference.)<p><br>On another note, I can't really see how using two cans would be the difference. If you put a can in a full gas tank, it will take 400 miles to get used up. If you put some in the crankcase, you should probably get it out after 40 miles. When you put it in the intake, it's all gone after 4 miles.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bkrueger89</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So if i let it run then drive it 2 hours on the highway, and when i get up to school get the oil changed as soon as i get there will that be fine? im assuming it would be, and the higher rpms on the highway would prob blow anything left out of there?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>If you're doing the oil, 2 hours on the highway is probably plenty. (I'm no expert or anything, but people have reported issues with it cleaning so much gunk out of the crankcase, it started to gum up their engine.)<p>And, for doing the intake, you're not going to get particularly high RPMs on the highway. Personally, I would always just throw it into first or second gear and drive around the neighborhood (at night, as it smokes like a biotch!)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bkrueger89</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So if i let it run then drive it 2 hours on the highway, and when i get up to school get the oil changed as soon as i get there will that be fine? im assuming it would be, <B>and the higher rpms on the highway would prob blow anything left out of there?</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sure you'll be fine and yes, that's the object of some driving afterwards
 

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Re: (StarmanDXE)

Your rediculous untrained (as of yet) engineering mind analyses too much. <br><B>ONE damn can period</B>
 

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Well, your old pretrained brain doesn't analyze things enough.<p>Experience can often be helpful, but it can also be a hindrance.<p>So, are you going to give any reason for <i>one can</i> for the entire car? Or just say "because you said so"? (Honestly, it's like saying 10 glasses of water per day, but that includes any you might dump over your head!)
 

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Re: (StarmanDXE)

Because<B> <U>I</U></B> said so
 

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Re: (JRL)

One can. Half in the gas tank, half sucked into an open vacuum port. Shut the engine off as soon as you suck in the seafoam. Let it sit for 15 mins or so. Start up the car and take a spirited drive where huge clouds of white smoke aren't going to get you noticed or embarrassed. LOL<br>Before oil changes, I put about 1/2 can in the oil immediately before driving to my oil change, no more than 5 miles of driving between putting in the oil and the actual change. Seems to keep my oil a little cleaner longer. Bam you have been seafoamed
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mark_850t</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">One can. Half in the gas tank, <p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>That's not correct, 1/3, 1/3, and <B>1/3 in the oil fill </B>(crankcase).<br>I feel that 1/3 is important. You want it to go directly on the pistons to break up and release any crap on the rings.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I feel that 1/3 is important. You want it to go directly on the pistons to break up and release any crap on the rings.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Alright, I'm going to try my <i>darnedest</i> to remain open-minded here, but how does the fact that it's 1/3 of a can change where it goes (or, for that matter, cause it to go "directly on the pistons")???
 

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well guys regardless, i ended up doing the job the other day, and i am pleased. I used the 1/3 (approx) in all three spots, and then after about 30 min of running i drove the crap out of it. It feels really, good, but bc of the 90+ degree temps we have been having, the car isnt performing at optimal levels but come this fall it will be excellent. but i changed the oil same day and it feels good, thanks for the poiters!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Alright, I'm going to try my <i>darnedest</i> to remain open-minded here, but how does the fact that it's 1/3 of a can change where it goes (or, for that matter, cause it to go "directly on the pistons")???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good for you.<br>Stay in school, darndest or darnedest is not a word
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Good for you.<br>Stay in school, darndest or darnedest is not a word</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Uh... <i>wut?</i> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You remind me of <A HREF="http://www.spike.com/video/new-adventures-of-mr/2796599" TARGET="_blank">this SNL cartoon.</A> "If you believe in yourself, drink your school, stay in drugs, and don't do milk, you can get work."
 

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Here is my 2 cents on the whole seafoam thing. I would put it in your intake and gas but not the oil. I put it in the crankcase on my 1991 940 Turbo. ran it for 30 minutes then changed the oil. Well, not even 2 days later, my car started to smoke when it sat over night and about 1 month later, the turbo gave out completely.<p>The turbo was brand new and only 8 months old.
 

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Re: (fcpgroton)

Yeah, I've read some stories of Seafoam in the crankcase ruining engines... How much did you put in the crankcase, out of curiosity?<p>Also, any experiences with AutoRX you'd like to share?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Also, any experiences with AutoRX you'd like to share?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Similar stuff, works just fine<br>GM top engine cleaner is another plus<br>and a host of similar products are out there, most all work about the same.<p>These products are nothing new, they have been around for 50-65 years
 
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