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Old 06-10-2010, 12:13 PM
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so thinking of giving my old 96 4.9 the sea foam treatment, anyone got any suggestions and so forth? you just run it in that line going from the brake booster to the intake right? Its just running doggy as crap with the a/c on and was hoping to get a little more power! Also what would be a good indicater that the cats are plugged? 132000 miles
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if your cat is pluged the cat would be a red/brown color and the manifolds would be that red/brown color as well what kind of seafoam do you have the spray can or the bottle
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rockin 300, im gonna use the can type, thanks for the replys!
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My truck is running fine however it has 197000 miles on it. Would anyone recommend using seafoam on it anyway?
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My truck is running fine however it has 197000 miles on it. Would anyone recommend using seafoam on it anyway?
No reason not to. It just detoxes / desludges the engine. I would do it prior to every oil change 1/3,1/3,1/3 & run lucas injection cleaner in gas every 4-5 tanks.Sea Foam | Motor Treatment
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well did the the treatment today all went well can't tell if it helped or not couldn't have hurt. Still runs like crap just doggy as crap seems like it has a rev limitor on it. Runs about 211F cleaned the maf sensor changed rotor cap, and rotor they were pretty crappy im outa ideas?
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my brother said that stuff works pretty good
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lol, just make sure your truck is outside !!.....
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if your cat is pluged the cat would be a red/brown color and the manifolds would be that red/brown color as well what kind of seafoam do you have the spray can or the bottle
first time ive heard this....is it an accurate rule of thumb ? cause my stuff is reddish brown
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first time ive heard this....is it an accurate rule of thumb ? cause my stuff is reddish brown
You can temporarily remove the 02 sensor ahead of the cat to see if power returns, or take a pressure read at the bung hole. Should be less than 3psi. Or take to muffler shop & have checked. Habitual use of higher than 87 octane will poison & clog a Cat. If replacement is required 7 you have two inline, replace w/ a single hi-capacity unit.
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so thinking of giving my old 96 4.9 the sea foam treatment, anyone got any suggestions and so forth? you just run it in that line going from the brake booster to the intake right? Its just running doggy as crap with the a/c on and was hoping to get a little more power! Also what would be a good indicater that the cats are plugged? 132000 miles
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