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Will water do the same job as Seafoam in the vac line? I put about 3 plastic cups of water into my vac line and tons of steam came out. If was over like 30 mins on a slowish drip.
 

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You are kidding right?
 

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omg....
 

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When water gets hot is turns to a gas that is called steam. When you use seafoam it flushes all the crap into the cylinder so it get burned up. Water won't do it. Take some water and see how well it gets that carbon off most things. Not so well.
 

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you... did..... WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! alright.. if you wanna do that, go ahead, and take your intake tube off of the box, and stick it in a bucket of water... thatll clean out your intake tract too...



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seafoam is petroleum based and combustible... it wont harm your engine.. it mixes with oil... last time i checked.. unless someone rewrote the physical properties of oil and water... they dont mix... you got lucky this time..
 

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Actually, this is an old way to clean stuff. Of course you just dripped some down the carb back then, but the principal is the same. Not sure what it does (or doesn't do), but I've used this technique on many cars (carb and fuel injected) in the past and it has seemed to help some. Albeit not as much as Seafoam, but it did help some.

As long as you don't get crazy with the water, you run no risk of hydrolock or anything else. If dripping water into the intake stream kills motors, then I guess my 5.0L w/ almost 400K on it should have been dead a long time ago. Large quantities of water will obviously not mix well, but the steam that is generated should exit w/ the rest of the exhaust w/o causing damage.

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just use seafoam its like $7 a can :rolleyes:
 

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the water thing is good for cleaned up combustion chamber but not much in the vacumm chamber.

i cooked on a 400-600 degree heat stainless steel grill and at those temperature those burn carbon will come off easily one water is pour on it. it kinda lift those burnt carbon up like flakes.
 

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I have used plain water in the past, before I even knew what seafoam was. I just fed it slowly through a port at the main vacuum tree. It worked just fine and the engine ran better than it ever had. Now I use seafoam with about the same results.

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Yep, water was being used to clean combustion chambers/piston tops long before products like seafoam existed. There is nothing wrong with using it, but seafoam will do a better job of cleaning up the intake runners if there is any buildup in them.

People shouldn't be so quick to judge...apparently a lot of "old school" techniques are being forgotten.

-Rod
 

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I've always used the 1/4" diameter vacuum line for the fuel vapor return to the throttle body on the 4.6 and the plenum on the 3.8 same hose in both applications, passenger side fender in the engine bay under the intake tube, just past the maf theres a 1/4 steel line attached to the shock tower with a vacuum line attached to it, pull off the hose, dip it in the can, give it some gas so it doesn't stall, let it drink up about 1/3 of the can, shut it down for 5mins start it up and enjoy the show.
 

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i cooked on a 400-600 degree heat stainless steel grill and at those temperature those burn carbon will come off easily one water is pour on it. it kinda lift those burnt carbon up like flakes.[/QUOTE said:
If you cooked on this grill how come you don't know what temp it is? I fully understand where you guys are coming from. But inside the vac system there isn't near as much heat.
 

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I used to pour Marvel Mystery Oil down my carb. Them were the days!
 

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If you cooked on this grill how come you don't know what temp it is? I fully understand where you guys are coming from. But inside the vac system there isn't near as much heat.
the water thing is good for cleaned up combustion chamber but not much in the vacumm chamber.

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Wow...well personally, I'll take all of the knowledge that I can get. I guess that's just me though. :rolleyes:

-Rod
 
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