Seafoam=JUNK! LOL

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by EThorpe, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. EThorpe

    EThorpe New Member

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    I did the Seafoam trick twice last month, shit dosen't work :nonono: LOL

    Decided to go for it today(clean the runners), woaw! This badboy is gum'd up big time.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Throttle body needs a cleaning too :rant:

    [​IMG]


    2 Injectors had broken tips, 2 spark plug tube seals leak on vavle covers, I guess I'll port and match the intake to runners while i'm there ;)
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,861
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Location:
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Sweet...

    So yea how are you gonna clean that then? Im still gonna give the seafoam a shot.
     
  3. EThorpe

    EThorpe New Member

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Carb cleaner on the runners, took 6 cans to get'em 90% clean :rollinglaugh:

    I'll take the lower manifold to a engine shop for a tank dipp tomarrow, NO Wayyyyyyy... I'll spend another $20 on cans of cleaner, it'll never hang on the manifold.
     
  4. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

    Messages:
    23,204
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    :nonono: :nonono:
     
  5. 94gtstang50

    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,044
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    WOW, holy crap, that tb looked worse than mine when I cleaned it. Mine was just slightly dirty, how much of a bitch was it to take the manifold off?
     
  6. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    its easy to remove the manifold, though i'm afraid to break the factory seals. lol

    it may take a bit of force to break it free the first time. but the actual labor part is easy.
     
  7. 94gtstang50

    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,044
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Crap, well I'm screwed, I just discovered why my cel is on even after the mil eliminators. My bank 1 imrc is stuck closed, so now I have to take the intake apart and clean it. On top of that, I just got pulled over for no inspection sticker b/c there is now way it'll pass with the cel on. So I have 5 days to get the car running right and inspected. Any ideas how to cheaply get my car to have no codes at showtime? I'm going to do the disconnect the battery and wait 30 mins thing to clear the computer, but will anything show up on the scanner?
     
  8. EThorpe

    EThorpe New Member

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    :naughty:

    [​IMG]


    BLING!!!

    [​IMG]


    Matched!!! :dancing6: Forgot the after pic's though, got in a hurry to get it back together :p


    [​IMG]




    Bummer Mann, :dunno:

    It's a cake walk to take the manifold off, though I wouldn't if your on a time-line, it anything goes wrong? it's not like your local parts place carries any kind of gasket stuff in stock for cobra's.
     
  9. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,861
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Location:
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    wow wicked job, can u tell a diff?
     
  10. 94gtstang50

    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,044
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Yea, I'll do it next chance I get, I'll just get the car inspected so the cops are off my ass and after thats done I'll tear the manifold down and clean her out. Like Matts question, does the car feel any different?
     
  11. EThorpe

    EThorpe New Member

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    My new injectors showed up today, finished up today and the car accelerates wayyyy... smoother now.
     
  12. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

    Messages:
    23,204
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    :thumb:
     
  13. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,233
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Sweet
     
  14. Ender

    Ender Member

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    I tried it on my car, and not a damn thing happened. I was at least hoping for a smoke show. :lame:
     
  15. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,879
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    u probably didnt do it right??? u put it in a vacuum line????
     
  16. seafoam = garbage...

    I still say its bad for your engine...

    If you need to clean the engine... the do it right... strip it and clean her up like this gentleman did...

    not to mention... my pops built race cars for years... him and all his racer/ hot rodder friends would beat me if I even thought about using it...

    crap, poo, shit, garbage, junk, seafoam, gay sex
     
  17. Ender

    Ender Member

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    I used the PCV line. I know I did it right, I've seen it done the same way before, it just didn't do anything for my car.
     
  18. 95KBGT

    95KBGT Legend

    Messages:
    5,413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    you should be able to tell a difference and or see the difference.
     
  19. BALZY_GT

    BALZY_GT Member

    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    OK, I got the real story on this Sea Foam shit, and shit appears to be the key word. I talked to my justice brothers sales rep about sea foam recently, and he filled me in on what it actually does. The main ingredient in the product is kerosene, and not just a little bit, I'm talking almost 100% Kerosene. If you have seen kerosene burn, you will notice that it is not a very clean burning fluid. It actually is very dirty. The reason the product smokes so much is because of the high kerosene content. It doesn't really clean anything, it just gives off a shit load of smoke, therefore making you think that it is doing something. In actuality it is filling your engine up with even more carbon than before you used the product. This is totally the opposite of what you want the product for your engine. My advise is to use a quality product from justice brothers, Wynn's, or just about anyone who has one of the high dollar fuel system cleaners. The only ones that work are the products that are close to $10 a can. If you use a good fuel system cleaner on a regular basis (every other oil change or so) you should be in pretty good shape.
    Thats my 2 cents so take it or leave it.
     
  20. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,861
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Location:
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Nice post Balzy thanks.

    I know my buddys shop has a machine that they hook up to your motor that supposadly flush's it, I think it runs super super hot oil thru it many times or somthing along those lines, I really have no idea but supposadly it works great at cleaning out the carbon.