Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

seafoam


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 treeman

treeman

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
  • Houston

Posted 30 December 2004 - 06:02 PM

Hey, fellas and gals:
Got a question. I bought a can of Seafoam to run thru my intake and clean it out (we used to do the same on old VWs with diesel of ATF)
On this forum, everyone says change the oil immediately after using Seafoam. Yet the can doesn't say this-it says Seafoam is OK to use in fuel, oil, or directly thru manifold.
No big deal to change the oil, but if it's going thru the injectors or manifold, why does the oil need to be changed?
Bradford

#2 Beaudiggity

Beaudiggity

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 39 posts
  • Sturgis

Posted 30 December 2004 - 06:36 PM

Hey, fellas and gals:
Got a question. I bought a can of Seafoam to run thru my intake and clean it out (we used to do the same on old VWs with diesel of ATF)
On this forum, everyone says change the oil immediately after using Seafoam. Yet the can doesn't say this-it says Seafoam is OK to use in fuel, oil, or directly thru manifold.
No big deal to change the oil, but if it's going thru the injectors or manifold, why does the oil need to be changed?
Bradford


I wouldn't change the oil after. Seafoam is great stuff. I was advised by a mechanic to put that stuff in when you change the oil. Seafoam is an automotive mystery.

#3 Nug

Nug

    Lurker/off-topic poster

  • Members
  • 1,966 posts
  • West Point

Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:04 PM

There are some (like myself) that believe that the crankcase should just contain engine oil, and if the oil is changed often enough, then no cleaners or other additives will ever NEED to be added.

That's all.

P.S. Seafoam kicks rump roast.

#4 123c

123c

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 56 posts
  • East Wenatchee

Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:55 PM

Seafoam is awsome stuff, it's even more of a mystery than the Marval Mystery Oil. I'm going to dump some in a few hundered miles before I change my oil next, but I hope it doesn't offset the benifits that running Mobil 1 for the last 8,000 miles will bring me...
I am also planning on running the Seafoam transmission flush before I service my transmission...

#5 Birddog

Birddog

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 17 posts
  • Stuarts Draft,Va.

Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:46 PM

Seafoam is awsome stuff, it's even more of a mystery than the Marval Mystery Oil. I'm going to dump some in a few hundered miles before I change my oil next, but I hope it doesn't offset the benifits that running Mobil 1 for the last 8,000 miles will bring me...
I am also planning on running the Seafoam transmission flush before I service my transmission...

could you explain the transmission flush.this is something i ought to do.

#6 Reason01

Reason01

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 126 posts
  • USA

Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:30 AM

Where can you order Seafoam from? I went to a parts store and asked if they had any. This guys looks at me like I had two heads. Is there a place on the net I can order it or a place I can call?

#7 ShawnW

ShawnW

    Subaru Master Technician

  • Administrator
  • 12,917 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 12 February 2005 - 02:06 AM

http://www.seafoamsales.com/

Click the buy button on their site it lists all their major parts store carriers.

#8 BigMattyD

BigMattyD

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 405 posts
  • Syracuse, NY

Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:32 AM

Because of these posts, I decided to try a little seafoam myself.


I put it into the PCV valve area, used about 1/3 of a bottle. Put the rest in the gas tank.

It seems to have worked well, I have better, smoother acceleration and a bit more power, kind of like going back in time to when I first bought her.

I was kind of surprised that there was any effect, but I guess now I believe.

I bought seafoam at Advance Auto Parts for about $3.50


matt

#9 theflystyle

theflystyle

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 190 posts
  • Fairfax

Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:37 AM

when reading the details of the seafoam on their website, it lists point after point of what it cleans.

http://www.seafoamsa...neUpTechGas.htm

i think i might give it a try, after all its only 4 bucks??

#10 schspeedster

schspeedster

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 46 posts
  • PA

Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:43 AM

Does Seafoam do the same thing as the Top Engine Cleaner sold at GM dealer parts counters?

Either on the bottle or elsewhere I read that spark plugs should be replaced after using Top Engine Cleaner, as the crud washed out gets on the plugs. Huge clouds of smoke come out of the tailpipe when started, I parked away from home so as not to smoke out the neighbors. Hopefully the emissions isnt bad for a weak catalytic converter.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users