Sea foam

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by 858_tacoma_guy, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    The guy at autozone told me it's safe to put a full bottle of seafoam into my truck lol. Is this true? And does it help MPG?
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    On my Ranger, I used some in the tank and some through the vacuum line. I saw no change.
     
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    858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    So if I poured a whole bottle into my gas tank, no harm will be done..?
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    No and no good will be done either. :D
     
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Sea Foam has been around forever. When I went through a two year automotive technology program back in 99-01 the old mechanic that taught it swore by it. (So do a lot of old wrench turners).
    They claim it cleans up all the gunk. It definitely doesn’t hurt anything. It may help a little. There’s probably not as big a need in a modern 4.0 liter as there was in a less efficient slant 6 Dodge or 351 Cleveland though. AutoZone has it on sell right now. They were trying to get me to buy some too. Lol.
     
  7. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I tried a full bottle in my gas tank.. I didn't notice anything. I had a friend with a silverado that ran rough and he put a can in his gas tank and said it helped.. Idk though
     
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    858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    I tried gumout for my truck. Put the entire bottle in my truck. Let's see what happens
     
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  9. deacon

    deacon New Member

    My Honda service rep told me Honda tested a lot of different additives and came up with the best thing that could happen was nothing and it goes down hill from there.
     
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  10. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Anything happen?
     
  11. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Depending on how many miles are on your truck or rather how much carbon has accumulated in combustion system & on a lot of high mileage motors with heavy build up sea foam can work great quite a few on tw had good results, basically you can do the same thing with ATF...
     
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  12. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I'll add, you guys with newer trucks shouldn't even bother , not enough build up usually to warrant it...
     
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  13. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    For the record I don't advocate dumping any of that "mechanic in a can" shit , maybe in a high mileage motor (with nothing to lose) I'd try it but using it (seafoam ,etc has it's own risk of breaking loose large amounts of carbon & some of those chunks will hit & CLOG oil passages in the top end & worse the lower end, it takes but a few seconds of no lube on the crank journals /rod/cam/etc: to melt your engine , seen it before...
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Maybe they like to waste money and or spend money.
     
  15. SCH

    SCH Member

    I had an 85 Nissan pickup back in the 90’s that was running pretty poorly. Talked with a mechanic and he said to try a bottle of BG44K before he tore into it. This is something similar to the Sea foam. Totally cleared it up. I account this to carbon build up with a high mileage vehicle. If you have it in your area it would be something to try. Worked for me. Good luck.
     
  16. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Perfect candidate for this, besides it's a nissan if it blows up who cares....haha just joking but yeah your truck was a good example of good results...
     
  17. chris1261

    chris1261 Member

    Just be careful it doesn't poison the catalytic converter. letting all that crud loose into the exhaust can coat the catalyst.
     
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    858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    I don't think that'll happen If you just pour in the gas tank? Now vacuum line is a different story.... correct me if I'm wrong guys.
     
  19. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I' forgot why you guys were dumping that shit in your tanks in the first place...:confused::confused:
     
  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    To go brap brap... brap
     
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    858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    Just maintience. I feel like the little things help. It just helps keep things clean inside the engine. Sorta why not thing, won't hurt.
     

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