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post #1 of 19 Old 05-13-2017, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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No Smoke with Seafoam Spray

I sprayed it in my car today I'll buy myself. The ideal dates better if you times. but I didn't have a partner to keep it revved up. I don't have any sensor lights coming on so I don't think I missed anything up. But I don't know how much the stuff helped also. maybe next time I'll use a break on the gas pedal.

I think I like the brake hose method better. but I couldn't seem to get to it on my versa. looking at the pictures below which one of those hoses is the break hose line?
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The pictures did not take. i'm using an iPhone. forum message says the pictures are not valid
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Please don't flame because my back already on fire....................but....................I used to sell seafoam by the gallons in parts. Like most other maintenance chemicals it takes far more from your wallet than it gives back to the cars. Not only will the few truthful people out of the many tell you the truth, it doesn't do anything, the many that say it does come with wildly impossible stories of how much better it runs.

Take it from somebody with a long line of fuel injected and carbed cars over 40 years and never having used products like that ever. Those products fix owners a lot more than they do cars.

If you have a true problem you fix it.
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Do you use fuel system cleaner?
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Please don't flame because my back already on fire....................but....................I used to sell seafoam by the gallons in parts. Like most other maintenance chemicals it takes far more from your wallet than it gives back to the cars. Not only will the few truthful people out of the many tell you the truth, it doesn't do anything, the many that say it does come with wildly impossible stories of how much better it runs.

Take it from somebody with a long line of fuel injected and carbed cars over 40 years and never having used products like that ever. Those products fix owners a lot more than they do cars.

If you have a true problem you fix it.
Do you use a fuel system cleaner?
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Im a newbie to seafoam and love it. I use 3 cans in the tank to clean the fuel system and a can to the pcv tube for the engine.

My odyssey has a lean bank 1&2 error. This stopped the error and now I cant feel the van idle. I have to look down at the dash to tell if the engine is running.

Did it to my 95 sidekick. No longer get a ping at light loads in 5th gear. Seems to love WOT and I notice a bump in power vs before.

Both vehicles emited white smoke.

Used a can to flush manual tranny on my sidekick before going to fully synth fluid. I let it drip drain for a few days to get it all out.
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Never, if you're asking me. Most GOOD mechanics won't either. The ones I knew wouldn't. That stuff is sales incentive material, you bump up sales to DIYers with it.

To Cobb, how do you have all those problems to even begin with? The FI system has been 100% flawless on every MPFI car I've ever had.

I still feel 95% of that stuff is owner-in-head invented. 45+ years now driving cars with none of those issues................how do ya'll have them? And all the people that told me typical stories......if I could get close to the cars I could tell no way were they running as well as they said. I'm an expert on self bullsh-tting, having had to wade through tons of it for a long time. Not saying that here but saying as an overall picture................take it or leave it.

You DO realize that regardless of what the company says that anytime you flood the cat enough with ANY petro distillate to smoke heavy out the pipe you ARE damaging the cat in some fashion. They won't tell you that of course, the problem does not show right then unless cat on its' last legs. Like the guy last week saying Bon Ami didn't scratch glass because they said it wouldn't. The MSDS proved otherwise. You're in a Republican business prosperity ONLY world, wake up.

In my world I don't waste a penny on that stuff. Fuel system cleaner? The gas itself is required by federal mandate to have cleaners already in it, if you got issues change where you buy gas. Change your fuel filters, they are now water collectors like diesel ones if you use ethanol in your local area. Once filter filled with a lot of water some of it pushes through to engine and then problems (pinging).

And why flush MTX oil to go to syn? Unless ATX fluid vs. oil they mix readily with no issues.

If you knew what was in seafoam you'd realize you can use other things at 1/3 the cost or less. Change gas to get more fuel cleaners for the lean code. Water (free) instead of seafoam in the engine and very carefully in small amounts, ping gone.

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Do you use fuel system cleaner?
I was told long time ago to (1) use reputable gas stations who use detergent gas (google "top tier gasoline") and (2) once in a while it does not hurt to add a can of Techron Fuel System Cleaner to a tank before filling it up.
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Do you use fuel system cleaner?
I was told long time ago to (1) use reputable gas stations who use detergent gas (google "top tier gasoline") and (2) once in a while it does not hurt to add a can of Techron Fuel System Cleaner to a tank before filling it up.
Yeah, run Shell premiun 95% of the time.
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