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: seafoaming a 152k engine

02-22-08, 03:23 PM
i wanna know if i should seafoam the engine its got about 152k on it runs great but the check engine lights on. im gonna prob head to advance auto and get the checked out they just opened one up down the street lol put them to good use maybe pick up a can of seafoam

02-22-08, 03:32 PM
I highly recommend seafoam. I used it on my legend which had 154,000 at the time. I used almost the whole can, pouring like 1/6 of the can in at a time until the seafoam smoke stopped coming out. My car idles flawlessly now and seems to accelerate a lot harder with no hesitation.

02-22-08, 03:57 PM
Well, before taking it over to autozone, I would recommend that you check out this thread to figure out what ECU codes the car is putting out:

02-22-08, 09:48 PM
I seafoamed my 183000 mile legend buddy

02-23-08, 01:49 AM
Well, before taking it over to autozone, I would recommend that you check out this thread to figure out what ECU codes the car is putting out:

im not sure how that helps me i got an 98RL

02-23-08, 02:04 AM
ive tried at autozones before i knew i could run the codes myself. they dont run the diagnostics on legends......only 1996 and up, they need OBD-2

but you can try, the people at my autosone are asses

02-23-08, 02:05 AM
nevermind, i didnt read your last post, or that its an rl

but it will help, same engine(almost)

02-23-08, 05:00 AM
whats seafoam? and whats it do

02-23-08, 10:31 AM

02-26-08, 12:36 PM
Si seafoamed the engine 1/3 brake booster line 1/3 fuel. i left the car alone for about 40 mins. i was surprised how clean the engine was not a lot of smoke like some people describe very lil smoke. I guess when u put the premium fuel really does clean the engine.

03-21-08, 10:00 PM
Seafoam is good. You can also fog the intake with ATF if you're feeling spry. You can google that.

The Crowing
03-21-08, 10:21 PM
:horse: :p

04-02-08, 08:36 PM
dude I've always wanted to do this to my 96 RL, but I don't know how to. I afriad I'll damage the engine. Anyway it has 145,590 miles on it and i'm getting 17mpg lol thats bad. It would be great if some one post a DIY of an 1996 RL not a Legend lol.

04-02-08, 08:57 PM
230k original mileage and still seafoams every 15k no leaks or issues here :)

04-02-08, 09:18 PM
which (name) hose is it you're supposed to pour it into. i wanna try this w/my saab too. it has 249,000 and an erratic idle. and i wanna se if it helps

04-02-08, 09:46 PM
This topic has been discussed many times. If you haven't found the thread yet, use the "search" function and look it up.

Or you could buy the product and read the instructions!!!

04-02-08, 10:14 PM
you can use 2 diff. hoses, brake booster hose (towards engine) or you can use the pcv hose...