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Old 03-22-2008, 10:08 AM
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Sea Foam

Well my buddy got the diagnosis of a couple sticky injectors so he decided to do the sea foam treatment. He filled his fuel bowl up about half way with sea foam and let the fuel pump fill it up the rest of the way with diesel. We took it out and twice at constant throttle it kinda jumped and he said it had more power after each jump. Is this the proper way to do the sea foam treatment? I think next week he is going to go back to the dealer and see if the sea foam didn't fix his problem. Anybody else use this stuff?
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:15 AM
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I would never do this on a powerstroke.

Subscribed to see how it works out.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:16 AM
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Never had an injector problem but have used the Sea Foam before seems to be good stuff
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:44 AM
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Seafoam is a very safe cleaner/additive for any engine they say you can pour it directly in a vacum line or intake. It works very well I once added an entire bottle to about two or three gallons in my cars gas tank and drove around in 1st gear at almost redline for 10 minutes and it cleaned out 2 clogged injectors and the motor ran like new afterwards. Mechanics I have talked to say it is safe for any engine. If it didn't fix his injectors this time do it again and add 2 cans to a full tank of diesel, that might fix the sticky injectors.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:50 AM
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this sounds like a good idea. My buddy has a couple sticky injectors on hi 97 PSD. What would be the best way to use sea foam? In the fuel bowl? Or just in the tank? OR somewhere else? Thanks for the help
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:12 AM
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It says its diesel safe, so I guess we will see. I think it ran better afterwards. Hell its worth a shot if you are talking replacing or rebuilding injectors anyways.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:22 AM
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in a gas engine all you have to do is take off the vacum line to the brake booster and stick the hose in the can and let the engine suck about 1/3 of the can in. then turn off teh car and let sit and restart and your good. on a diesel you can pour the whole can into the tank or fill the whole fuel bowl up with it. i usally do this when i change out my filter. its really good stuff.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:15 AM
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I would never do this on a powerstroke.
The purists generally have this response.

With that being said, I have seen SeaFoam work WONDERS in gas motors for many years. If they say it is diesel rated I have to believe them. They have too much on the line to make stuff up.

If I were me...I would pour half in the fuel bowl as previously stated and pour the rest in a full tank of fuel.
This is how we generally do it on gassers. Half in the brake booster and half in the tank.

Good luck with the injectors and let us know how it works!
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:19 AM
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The last time I changed my fuel filter I did the same thing filled the fuel bowl with sea foam. It helped with quicker startups. I probobly will do it again on my next filter change.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:14 PM
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has anyone used Sea Foams other products like the trans tune
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