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my engines got 120000 miles on it, other day i looked in the intake tube after a long time and noticed a dust build up in there. so i went to napa today, got couple things and came across "Sea Foam" i heard about this stuff so i figured id try it. reading the directions i applied it thru one of the intake hoses and i could hear it choking. i waited 5 min turned it back on and it put out some powerful fumes, so i waited till it stopped coughing, drove it around the block and feels like its brand new, i could literally hear less of the faint "ping" and exhaust sounded healthier too, deff worth getting
 

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that shit is pretty cool, and fun. makes your truck into a jolopy for 5 minutes. my mechanic uses it for tuneups ive used it a few times....its good shit
 

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I tried a bottle & it may be all in my head but I swear it seemed to smooth out my idle. Pretty good stuff. Anyone try adding it to their oil just prior to an oil change? My truck only has 40k miles on it with all synthetic oil so I dont think its necessary for me yet.
 

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i added it my oil as well all i can say is that the firings sound much more "explosive" than before
 

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yup I used it, my engine was ideling better. it's about time I go get another can :D
 

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are you guys adding this directly to your fuel tank or are you using a different method? is this slight pinging sound common with the 3.4 ?
 

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I added it directly to my fuel tank. It says that you can add it to your oil to help clean your engine but I havent tried that yet. It seems to be pretty good stuff.
 

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Where are you guys getting this stuff? I went to 2 autoparts stores and neither had it.
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Anthony
 

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Advance discount autoparts has it. I use it on both of my tractors and diesel pumps, my wifes car and off course my beloved tacoma. It keeps everything clean. I use it in the oil about a week before oil change and in the gaz and through suction port. I can tell the difference especially with my diesels.
 

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i got mine at napa
 

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I use Seafoam in the tank (one pint every 5,000 mi.), in the oil (once every 3 changes about every 15,000 mi.), and through a vaccum line to clean out the carbon (about every 30,000-40,000 mi.)

I have now used it successfully in 22re, 3slow, 3.4, and 4.7 Toyota motors. Also small engines. Good stuff.
 

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The only place in Southern California I have seen Sea Foam is at Napa. You can also order it offf the web for less, than the price at Napa, but, you have to buy a case (6). I saw one place were it was like $6 a can, including shipping and tax free. Napa was $7 +/- including tax......
 

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picked up a can at autozone. Have not seen these available at any other stores.
I tried the pcv hose but the engine dies when i pull the hose off. Does someone need to gas it while it gets sucked up the pcv hose?
 

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calamaridog said:
I use Seafoam in the tank (one pint every 5,000 mi.), in the oil (once every 3 changes about every 15,000 mi.), and through a vaccum line to clean out the carbon (about every 30,000-40,000 mi.)

I have now used it successfully in 22re, 3slow, 3.4, and 4.7 Toyota motors. Also small engines. Good stuff.
Hey, you got a pic of exactly where you pour the seafoam into the vaccum line. I have a 02 V6 taco. I am getting crappy gas milage lately and want to try this stuff out. My truck has almost 50K miles on it, so seafoam might help a little.
 

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You can remove the pcv valve (hose still attatched) from the pass side valve cover and SLOWLY pour it right thru the pcv valve..I did mine this way and it worked well..Just my .02
 

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You can remove the pcv valve (hose still attatched) from the pass side valve cover and SLOWLY pour it right thru the pcv valve..I did mine this way and it worked well..Just my .02
Ok, I did it your way. Poured a 1/3 of the bottle in, turned off truck, waited 5 mintues and smoke smoke smoke. Glad no cops saw me as I drove down the road! I took the truck on the freeway and went up to 95 to make sure that the system was all clear. I think I am suffering from the same thing as most of the other people here. I have this weird feeling that my truck runs smoother and accelerates a little better. I put a bottle in the fuel tank, and I'm gonna save the rest of my 2/3s of a bottle and do the PCV treatment a couple more times to make sure everything is super clean. No CEL yet, so I don't think that the sea foam is gonna have any ill effects on the O2 sensor. Maybe it seemed that my idle was a little lower than it had been, but overall I think it is worth doing. Now the real test is to see if I get improved gas milage. Will post back with results later.
 

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When putting it in through the pcv valve I have heard of people mixing it with water. Has anyone tried this or heard about that.
 

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It's not necessary..No need in diluting the solution..
 
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