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    What are all the benefits of seafoam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingles08 View Post
    What are all the benefits of seafoam?
    Did you read the can? lol

    Idk, it's snake oil. Cleaner injectors, clean some carbon deposits off your engine, etc etc. I have used it in all ways possible, including putting some in the turbo inlet hose to cleaner the compressor wheel of the turbo and the innards of the hose - did that yesterday - and today, I put 1/3 of the can in with the oil, let it idle for about 10min, then drained and changed my oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    Did you read the can? lol

    Idk, it's snake oil. Cleaner injectors, clean some carbon deposits off your engine, etc etc. I have used it in all ways possible, including putting some in the turbo inlet hose to cleaner the compressor wheel of the turbo and the innards of the hose - did that yesterday - and today, I put 1/3 of the can in with the oil, let it idle for about 10min, then drained and changed my oil.
    You swore to Mycologist that you were done seafoaming!
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    Just search"seafoam".................and like Lundholm said,it literally is written right on the can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    You swore to Mycologist that you were done seafoaming!
    I was. I mean, I am! lol

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    I wouldn't trust that in my lawn mower, forget about a newer, more expensive piece of machinery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    I wouldn't trust that in my lawn mower, forget about a newer, more expensive piece of machinery.
    Been using the stuff for almost 15 years no problems.There was on guy on here that has a bore scope and checked the cylinder before and after because he was a naysayer as well.He said he wished he could have taken pictures and was amazed at the outcome.After doing the topend cleaning procedure he scoped the car again and the cylinders were clean as a whistle........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Been using the stuff for almost 15 years no problems.There was on guy on here that has a bore scope and checked the cylinder before and after because he was a naysayer as well.He said he wished he could have taken pictures and was amazed at the outcome.After doing the topend cleaning procedure he scoped the car again and the cylinders were clean as a whistle........
    After using the fuel additive/injector/induction cleaner? It may be the cat's pajamas.

    I should have been more specific. I was referring to the engine flush/cleaner. I won't use any form of oil additive or engine flush. I'm not inclined to modify the lubricating or cleansing properties of my oil.
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    sorry, i didn't have a can to look at didn't want to buy it if its not safe or doesn't help at all. but thanks for all the replies

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    Is it save:

    Is its save to hook it up into a vaccum hose and let it suck up the fluid with the special chem tool hose?!

    Ive done it on other cars and it works just fine, bunch of white smoke comes out the back, but is it save for the turbo in a 03 wrx?

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spatwinturbo View Post
    Is its save to hook it up into a vaccum hose and let it suck up the fluid with the special chem tool hose?!

    Ive done it on other cars and it works just fine, bunch of white smoke comes out the back, but is it save for the turbo in a 03 wrx?

    thanks.
    Yes, it's save

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    Who's been seafoamin' again????
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Who's been seafoamin' again????
    Not me!

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    I have to admit something - I ordered some real snake oil:

    ACES IV Gasoline Formula Fuel Catalyst

    I'm going to do some monitoring of my fuel trims and see if it helps with knock on an older map with more timing. I have concluded from monitoring for a long time that we get crappy gas here (if I don't drive the 35 min. to get to the Shell at least). I have read independent studies of their diesel additive and heard a lot of good things on other forums. It is supposed to do a good job of cleaning too. I'll start a thread when I have some empirical results but look here:

    http://www.americancleanenergysystem...%20Belvoir.pdf
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