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Old 12-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone. I'm planning on running seafoam through 2001 subaru and am wondering where exactly is the point where I should run it through? On my dodge ram I pour it through the brake booster line, or rather let it get sucked through there. On the subaru I am wondering if it will be the same case or not. I read somewhere that you let it get sucked through the pvc valve. Is that a better spot for it? Just want to be sure! It doesn't really specify on the can, just says through a vacuum line that feeds all cylinders safely. Thought it'd be good to get things cleaned out inside real good beings it has almost 140xxx on it. It's the 4 cylinder if anyone is wondering.
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The only way to do it properly is to put it in the throttle body. Any other place you aren't going to evenly distribute it to each cylinder. Booster or PCV valve will only go to one or two cylinders. Seafoam has a new aerosol with a funky dip tube that makes it a lot easier now. I just did my kids 2001 OB not too long ago. Have a look here:

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http://www.seafoamsales.com/how-to-u...pray.html#nogo

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Basically you remove the airbox off of the throttle body which is not too hard, a few hose clamps and two 10mm bolts and maybe a lower hose, fit the funky dip tub in as shown in the pics and assembly the airbox again with the dip tube in place (you'll have to cut the tube to length, pretty short after the black plastic part) then you can start the car and spray. When you let it sit take the airbox off again and remove the tube part. Sounds complicated but it's not.
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Or you can dump a can in the tank
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What is this/the purpose? May be a dumb question, butim just curious
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What is this/the purpose? May be a dumb question, butim just curious
basically, you put it in 1 of 3 different places or all three at the same time. You can put in your oil and it'll help clean the crankcase, whatever the oil comes in contact with, or you can put if in your fuel and it'll help lubricity with the fuel and clean the injectors, or you can put it in via the pcv, brake booster line or directly into the intake while the engine is running and it'll clean out carbon build up on your valves, your intake etc. It's a good thing. Your car will smoke a **** of a lot for a few minutes though but thats just the carbon being cleaned out of your engine.
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best to do on a lazy day or at night - otherwise your neighbors may freak and call the fire dept.
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Or you can dump a can in the tank
That's not a bad idea but it won't clean the same areas. That serves a different purpose. Putting it in the throttle body cleans the upper intake area where normally only air and EGR gasses flow. Putting it in the fuel will only do the tank and in the motor from the injectors on.
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I agree with Peaty. The best way to Seafoam the Subaru is the new Seafoam spray can.
It's very easy to use and best to do with two people. I've used it on my Outback and my wife's Tribeca several times with great results.
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