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seafoam and new spark plugs

I was just reading one of the threads on using seafoam, and someone said that my spark plugs may not like it.

I JUST changed my plugs.

Should I re-install my old plugs before I use seafoam, or just go for it?

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I would just not use seafoam.
There's nothing wrong with your truck. Why f#ck with it?
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I'm not so sure there's nothing wrong with my truck..

Engine Knock

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I would just not use seafoam.
There's nothing wrong with your truck. Why f#ck with it?
AMEN! Long ago in a galaxy far far away (when I was a kid) I would watch shade tree mechanics pour a can of Berryman's Carb Cleaner through the intake of their favorite V-8 and swear that the resulting cloud of white smoke was actually doing something other that polluting the air. Seafoam is the latest incarnation of that mentality. Their web site reads like a 19th century patent medicine ad, making all manner of vague, baseless claims for the product. Save your money and just maintain your truck per the owner's manual.
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I'm not so sure there's nothing wrong with my truck..

Engine Knock
Lol, well let us know how well the seafoam fixes that.
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Because I've read that engine knock could be because things aren't combusting correctly.

I've never claimed to be a mechanic. Perhaps I don't understand enough of what's going on.

My theory is that if seafoam cleans out crap in the engine and/or fuel lines, perhaps something that's gummed up in there is what's causing the engine to run funky.

Did you actually read that thread, or just the title?

Oh, and thanks for being a condescending prick, D189379. It really helps things.

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i've used seafoam and it's legit, it's not snake oil. you may want to switch back to the old plugs first but i've always just ran it on whatever was in the motor without any negative effects. it will smoke like hell and you'll think you've really screwed the motor up but that's how it works

are you planning to put it in the gas or in a vacuum hose?

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Hey StormFront,

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I'm not sure where to put it. I know that I'm not putting it in my oil.

Isn't the normal use 1/3rd in the fuel tank, 1/3rd in the oil, and 1/3rd in the vacuum line?

If this is true, should I just put 1/3rd in the fuel tank and another 1/3rd in the vacuum line?

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I have used Seafoam through the vacuum line on a couple different high mileage vehicles, and it has seemed to make a noticeable difference. I don't know what to tell you about the plugs, but I do think it could help your issues. If not, it shouldn't hurt anything and you are only out a few bucks. Running it in the fuel should be the same as running any other "fuel injector cleaner" so you shouldn't see problems there.


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Hey StormFront,

Thanks!

I'm not sure where to put it. I know that I'm not putting it in my oil.

Isn't the normal use 1/3rd in the fuel tank, 1/3rd in the oil, and 1/3rd in the vacuum line?

If this is true, should I just put 1/3rd in the fuel tank and another 1/3rd in the vacuum line?
There are actual directions on the bottle. The 1/3 trick was an easy thing but there are actual measurements that "should" be followed, lol.

I'd put 1/3 thru the vac line. Maybe 1/2 at most and then the remainder into the full gas tank.

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