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This is a discussion on SeaFoam within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I saw this video the other day when this guy seafoamed his car. I never saw or heard of this ...

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    I saw this video the other day when this guy seafoamed his car. I never saw or heard of this before. Found out it clears CO2 build up in the engine and makes it idle and run smoother. Anyways my question was Is it safe to seafoam your car multiple times within like a month ? im thinkin my car's going to need it since it has over 200,000 miles on it and i dont recall cleaning the inside once

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    I seafomed a high mileage mustang i had and it started smoking a little afterwards

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    I seafoamed my car 10k ago. 80k'ish. Grinned like a little kid the whole time as it blotted out the sun when I passed all the carbon out. I don't know if I'd try with that many miles. There are definitly ways to clean without being as harsh as seafoam. Go check Sarge's been testing thread. Seems to be a good buzz there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSilverSS View Post
    I seafomed a high mileage mustang i had and it started smoking a little afterwards
    HAha cuz it's a Ford.. My old man years ago picked up a 390 for his truck (good running motor). But the rocker racks were covered in sludge. SO we pulled them out cleaned up the valley and so forth. Put it back together, and then it smoked, and the velve train became noisey.. My dad said it prolly would have been better if we'd left the sludge intact..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    HAha cuz it's a Ford.. My old man years ago picked up a 390 for his truck (good running motor). But the rocker racks were covered in sludge. SO we pulled them out cleaned up the valley and so forth. Put it back together, and then it smoked, and the velve train became noisey.. My dad said it prolly would have been better if we'd left the sludge intact..
    hahaha probably right..... but say something about my fairlane and

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    I have read where people used it and it caused problems-more than once.
    Just change oil/filter when it needs it and you are good to go. I wouldn't put that stuff in a 200,000 mile vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    I seafoamed my car 10k ago. 80k'ish. Grinned like a little kid the whole time as it blotted out the sun when I passed all the carbon out. I don't know if I'd try with that many miles. There are definitly ways to clean without being as harsh as seafoam. Go check Sarge's been testing thread. Seems to be a good buzz there.
    ohh i see. i thought it would help alot cause i saw this video of this kid seafoaming his camaro of over 200,000 miles and you actually saw the sludge flying out of his exhaust. Can you get me link to the Sarge's please lol. very appreciate the input everyone

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    My truck has almost 200k and I think If I seafoamed it, some of the gunk holding it together may fly out of the exhaust just like you mentioned. I think if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatUpWhatUp View Post
    ohh i see. i thought it would help alot cause i saw this video of this kid seafoaming his camaro of over 200,000 miles and you actually saw the sludge flying out of his exhaust. Can you get me link to the Sarge's please lol. very appreciate the input everyone
    I wanna see that video... that's pretty hardcore

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    Try it on a 37 year old small block some time, my neighbors must have thought it was the end of the world though when I had the manifold off twice the valves still had a ton of build up

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    I have read where people used it and it caused problems-more than once.
    Just change oil/filter when it needs it and you are good to go. I wouldn't put that stuff in a 200,000 mile vehicle.
    Edit- I wouldn't put that stuff in any vehicle. Just my opinion of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    Edit- I wouldn't put that stuff in any vehicle. Just my opinion of course.
    LOL!
    I should know. It killed my 93' Geo Storm a couple of years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    LOL!
    I should know. It killed my 93' Geo Storm a couple of years ago
    That sucks man. I have read some people have had more harm than good. Clean engines are great but........you know what I mean. Change oil/filter on time and you are golden from my exp.

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    I wouldn't put that crap in my 170,000 mile Ford Contour.

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    Anyone ever think that they sell that stuff in an effort to get older cars off the road faster? Best way to get deposts and such off/out of engine componets is to slowly break them up over time. Big hard chunks of sludge and carbon flying around in my engine is not something I would even consider. If you have cat, it will either be ruined or its life shortend.. I believe Sarge mention somewhere near a trillion (with a T) times about a product called auto-rx (I think it's called). A much better, less harsh way of removing deposits over time. imho.. Sarge has his Sh7t together when it comes to this kind of stuff.. Also imho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Anyone ever think that they sell that stuff in an effort to get older cars off the road faster? Best way to get deposts and such off/out of engine componets is to slowly break them up over time. Big hard chunks of sludge and carbon flying around in my engine is not something I would even consider. If you have cat, it will either be ruined or its life shortend.. I believe Sarge mention somewhere near a trillion (with a T) times about a product called auto-rx (I think it's called). A much better, less harsh way of removing deposits over time. imho.. Sarge has his Sh7t together when it comes to this kind of stuff.. Also imho...
    Running seafoam through the engine is something different that autorx. autorx goes into the oil...
    now there is a seafoam application for the oil...but I would NEVER use it for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryceslu View Post
    Running seafoam through the engine is something different that autorx. autorx goes into the oil...
    now there is a seafoam application for the oil...but I would NEVER use it for that.
    Yeah I know..

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    hmm i'll have to check that auto rx out. anyone know anything else i can use for such a high mileage z ?

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