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Old 10-03-2010, 13:25   #1 (permalink)
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the question is, wait for it, wait for it, to seafoam or not to seafoam. the bird has 57000 mls on the ticker and is a 93. she runs with a rough idle. its not bad, but what the heck, lets check to see if the seafoam helps. are there any recomendations from the croud.
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What is your definition of a ruff ilde ? When was the last time it was looked after or tuned ? Do you have bad wires or a vacuum leak ? Tune up and repair in a can ?
I don't think so. Didn't come new from the factory with a ruff idle. Just my input.
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Hi, when they put a mechanic in a can, they can shut down all the automotive / mechanics garages.
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Yeah I figured that its snake oil. Im returning the seafoam and going full synthetic. Ill also do the tune up. The person I bought it from said it had just been tuned. I ll do it myself, then I know its been done. The wires dont look that old, but they also dont look 6 monthd old either.
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This is the reason I loves forums. I trust other bird lovers feed back.
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Yeah I figured that its snake oil. Im returning the seafoam and going full synthetic...
I don't understand the second part. Were you going to add the seafoam to the oil? Most folks use it in the fuel tank: it probably wouldn't hurt & may do some good, just as any fuel system cleaner should.

As to the rough idle, does the car have some type of idle air control valve or bypass? If so, maybe it's clogged & needs to be replaced. You might be able to verify by cleaning it prior to replacing to see if it has any impact on the idle. Install a new gasket.
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I did clean the iac and installed a new gasket. I need to clean the maf as the mil is on and code is showing low maf values. I belive the rough idle is doto egr delete prior owner did.
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Seafoam is a good maintenance tool. Use it regularly when doing tune ups. It cleans combustion chambers,intake systems even some egr parts. It is also o2 sensor safe. It can also be used in the fuel and oil.
It's not 'Snake Oil" but it's not a cure all either--it's a tool.
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New to the TBird community but not to Seafoam...

As mentioned, it is not a mechanic-in-a-can but it does work well to clean up combustion chambers, fuel systems and I've had good results in the crankcase.

I will be running some thru my daughter's new (to us) car, specifically in the oil to clean up any sludge. I will also run it thru the top-end of the motor to clear out any carbon gunk.

Not snake-oil but a valuable tool...


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