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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-24-2007, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another SeaFoam ?

whats the best way to introduce seafoam into the engine beside from a vacuum line so it can clean the bad stuff inside the chambers?
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Whats wrong with a vaccuum line?
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah ummm I wouldnt do it. Sorry. My buddy tried it here and it clogged a vacuum line of his. Spent a few hours with manifold removal and dealing with vacuum lines. He was less than pleased.
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Htf did it clog anything? ive done it countless times on the e30's and e28's ive owned.
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i just run a can in my fuel tank and some in my crank case, and that cleans everything just fine. seafoam is pretty strong stuff, running it through your injectors should be sufficient.
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LOL your friend is a moron...what you are suppose to do is use a brand new hose and plug it into any nipple on the intake manifold, when done throw the hose away....not use one of the existing hoses

i have only done this successfully about 20 times...minimum on about 10 or so different cars of various manufacturers hahaha
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i just run a can in my fuel tank and some in my crank case, and that cleans everything just fine. seafoam is pretty strong stuff, running it through your injectors should be sufficient.
but it still misses the back of the valves... thats why you run it through the intake manifold...

always be sure to change the oil/filter immediately after using this product and burning it off too...
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but it still misses the back of the valves... thats why you run it through the intake manifold...

always be sure to change the oil/filter immediately after using this product and burning it off too...
And don't do it TOO often if you value your catalytic converters life, as a good deal of it gets burnt up directly inside of the cat.
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