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Old 03-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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After a lengthy discussuon with Mr.Wren, We came to a conclusion that I might have excessive carbon built up in my cylinder head combustion chambers, and on the piston tops.
I bought a can.
I ran a KR scan BEFORE running the can through.
IAT temp 90 Farenhite, I made sure that baby was HEATSOAKED WELL.
Coolant temp 195-200F.
WOT in First gear it breifly hits 1 degree then hits 0.
In second gear it hits 1-2 breifly then hits 0
3rd gear pushing 85+mph WOT it starts to hit 3-4, climbing a hill like that I hit 5.
Ran the seafoam through, just a bit though, let it do its small smoke show, all that, then once it was running good again, i took it out.
Pretty much got the same results, however, safe to say, it cured about 1 degree.
I also discoverd a small exh leak, i over looked.
My EGR would mist some exhaust out under load, not much, enough i could see it, due to the exh color. Monday I will buy a new seal for it, and re do that, that could cause a small lean condition, however my 02 reads full rich at WOT..
Basically, i need to cure 4 degrees of KR
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The smoke...it did get thicker than that, but, thats what it basically looks like
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sounds nice I might try it but..
will seafoam strip rotor coating ive seen posts about it but never a strait answer?
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I just ran seafoam on my riviera (gen 3 M62 with coated rotors) and I have not had a problem.
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Billboost soaked some spare rotors in Seafoam and it had no effect (in my "Going to the track - Will seafoam strip rotors) in the Road and Track forum.

The smoke that came out of mine was insane after using half a can. I also found I had exhaust leaks. I could not tell where due to the MASSIVE amount of smoke that quickly filled the engine bay...
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where can I buy this?
What is the exact name of it?
how do I use it?
does it have any risks?
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Any number of autoparts stores, Wal-mart, etc
Seafoam is the name, the can has an old fashioned look to it, kinda hokey actually. It'* sitting on the strut tower in the second pic, but the flash wiped out the label.
Pull a vacuum line off a tree and run a long line from the can to the vacuum port.
Could foul plugs, O2, and clog the cat with gunk, IMO, but I can't remember seeing any problems here.
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well I have new plugs new O2 and a new cat :(
Think I should still use it it prolly needs it.
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Given what I said, my plugs were fine afterwards, but my O2 was toast before hand.
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my 02 will be changed here fairly soon again.
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im going to give it another shot this afternoon and let more run through it..might as well..
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