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Old 01-11-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default seafoam. i bought some. how do i use it..?

well my 88 sse is running a lil sluggish and i am getting code 44 for a lean exhaust.
so i bought a can of seafoam motor treatment today at autozone. did not want to ask them so im asking you'* professionals

which is the best way to use it and how do i use it.?
where is the vaccum line on my 88 sse that is suppose to suck this stuff up..?

any help would be appericated. thanks
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Pour it in a cup (not styrofoam), unplug your vacuum modulator and let it drink in the seafoamy goodness.
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Yup, and only let it "sip" it in to prevent stalling. Keep the car running by pushing the throttle accordingly. When the cup is almost empty, let off the throttle, and push the line all the way into the rest of the seafoam to stall it out, that way the vapors and liquid will be in there to help break the crap down. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes, maybe longer if you want. Start it back up, will be a little hard to start, and go and drive, and do a couple WOTs to get the crap out.
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And if your rubber vacuum lines are bad, go ahead and replace them while you are at it.
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And if your rubber vacuum lines are bad, go ahead and replace them while you are at it.
yes i will be checking for any leakes while i do this..

and what is (wot'*).? do you mean floor it.?
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Yeah, do some wide open throttle runs to about 60. The car will smoke like a chimney, so try to do it in an area that the cops won't bother you. The smoke is normal, and I warn you, there will be TONS of smoke.

The WOT runs help to break all the seafoam and crap out and get rid of it.
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i searched up (seafoam) on youtube and it seems like in every video everyone that uses it just keeps the car in park and rev'* the engine..

does it matter if i stay in park or if i drive the car.?

and a buddy of mine that thinks he is a master mechanic said to
(just dump that stuff in the gas tank like i do, its the same $h!t)
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You can actually dump it in the gas tank for fuel system cleaner, but it will not clean out anything in the intake above the injectors.

Don't just rev it in park, maybe up to 2K or so just to keep it running if necessary, but you don't want to hold the throttle wide open in park.

The WOT runs will make sure you get a good amount of air rushing though the intake and clean it out better
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and what is (wot'*).? do you mean floor it.?
Just in case there was still any confusion, WOT= Wide Open Throttle
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where is the vacum modulator on the 95 ssei?
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