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    too late for seafoam?

    I've used seafoam in few of my cars and always had great results, but all of those engines have had less than 70k miles on the engine.
    My wrx has 114K and I want to try cleaning it out with seafoam, but im worried that i may cause problems. I've heard that seafoam sometimes clears a carbon deposit thats actually keeping the engine from leaking. Do you think my wrx is young enough for it or should i just leave it the way it is? There aren't any current problems, and im a little hesitant to fix what isn't broken..

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    with that mileage, personally I would prob go ahead and do it....Ive seafoamed my Legacy at over 200,000 miles with no problems and excellant results, not to mention I constantly do Intake/Fuel Injection Flushes on cars with similar amounts of mileage to yours...I think you should be fine...How are you talking about doing the seafoaming? Engine oil? Intake? Fuel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    How are you talking about doing the seafoaming? Engine oil? Intake? Fuel?
    i was planning to do a little everywhere. one in the gas tank, half in the intake, and half in the oil

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    yea I think you should be good...Like i mentioned ive done all 3 systems in my Legacy with over 200k...

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    from what i read, you never want to put an engine cleaner like that on a engine with a turbo because it will loosen up carbon build up and put it through the turbo. I know i personally put some fuel line cleaner in my 02' wrx with 150K. Smoke came out of my tailpipe for a week and then a month later or so my turbo stopped working. I'm not saying that the fuel line cleaner broke my turbo, but all that smoke coming out of my tail pipe couldn't have been very good.

    Here is a link that i found under someone that has allot of useful info about turbo's

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