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      08-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Any of you use SeaFoam in your M3?

Just about to go in for my annual oil change and thinking about SeaFoam'ing my M3 before the oil gets changed out. I've used SeaFoam on my previous 3 Jeeps and my current Toyota Taco with great results but wanted to see if anyone else has done it on their M3's before I did it.
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      08-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Just about to go in for my annual oil change and thinking about SeaFoam'ing my M3 before the oil gets changed out. I've used SeaFoam on my previous 3 Jeeps and my current Toyota Taco with great results but wanted to see if anyone else has done it on their M3's before I did it.
Looks like ghetto has gotten the best of you. Seafoam is a pretty ghetto product for civics and low-ridahs
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      08-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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Looks like ghetto has gotten the best of you. Seafoam is a pretty ghetto product for civics and low-ridahs
Damn bro. Not everyone can be from Beverly Hills 9021 OHHHHHH
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      08-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #4
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Damn bro. Not everyone can be from Beverly Hills 9021 OHHHHHH
was jokin around!

The best product is chevron techron concentrate. Bmw uses this in their fuel system cleans and relabels the bottle to put in the tank at the 30-60k services. I do one with each oil change. The bottle to treat 20 gallons and I put about 15 gallons of fuel in so its a bit stronger. Than the KEY thing is to beat the hell out of the car through that tank so the injectors are flowing at their max which puts the techron through the system much better.

If you drive your car hard and make redline runs daily, you really don't need anything as given todays gas has many cleaning additives, coupled with injectors spraying hard daily, will keep it clean. If you putz around town or on the highway without every seeing 7k or higher than use the techron
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      08-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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....paging Lute, mdosu, 1MOREMOD, & Team Plutonium.

Your help is needed at the customer service desk.
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      08-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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Looks like ghetto has gotten the best of you. Seafoam is a pretty ghetto product for civics and low-ridahs
I just asked 10 ricers at Pep boys and they've never even heard of SeaFoam before. I found out about SeaFoam from the SUV community and my BMW tech.

And P.S. - I live in the furthest thing from the ghetto lol

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      08-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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....paging Lute, mdosu, 1MOREMOD, & Team Plutonium.

Your help is needed at the customer service desk.


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      08-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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Seafoam? You concerned about carbon build-up akin to the black lung found in the RS4 powerplant?

S65 is port injection. Yes you can still get buildup but probably incredibly minimal. Even the N54 has a higher liklihood of gathering buildup.
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      08-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #9
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I just asked 10 ricers at Pep boys an they've never even heard of SeaFoam before. I found out about SeaFoam from the SUV community and my BMW tech.

And P.S. - I live in the furthest thing from the ghetto
The real question is.. have they heard of Longwong?
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If you consider your car has a Honda then yes, seafoam the bishhhhh. If not, use what longwong said, Chevron Techron
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      08-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #11
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....paging Lute, mdosu, 1MOREMOD, & Team Plutonium.

Your help is needed at the customer service desk.
you rang is longwong on the loose again? mdosu is fighting crime elsewhere(job interview at hooters)
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      08-06-2013, 02:27 PM   #12
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you rang is longwong on the loose again? mdosu is fighting crime elsewhere(job interview at hooters)

Promoted to the Itty bitty titty committee task force?
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Seafoam is for deposits and such right? I tore down the top end of a car with 30k miles on the clock and the valves and heads looked brand new inside. Unless you live somewhere that your fuel is really shitty I don't think it's much of an issue.

But an Audi V8? I'd Seafoam that shit every 3rd fill-up. That carbon buildup is nasty.
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But an Audi V8? I'd Seafoam that shit every 3rd fill-up. That carbon buildup is nasty.
I'm not a mechanic, but curious - what makes the Audi v8 engine more prone to carbon? And why did they build it that way???
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Promoted to the Itty bitty titty committee task force?
no hes gonna be a talent scout. im hoping to get a recommendation once hes hired and possibly get a franchise.
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Have we recieved the IQ, psychological profile and reflex test results?

Derple has lost his nerve, nearly taking out Longwong after a scary shunt on the Forza Motor Speedway
mdosu has been ruled out as a driver. his IQ points were mostly from spelling his name correctly and he has no reflexes even if you slap his face.
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mdosu has been ruled out as a driver. his IQ points were mostly from spelling his name correctly and he has no reflexes even if you slap his face.
...eh?

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...eh?

worse more like the tailpipe love photo.
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I'm not a mechanic, but curious - what makes the Audi v8 engine more prone to carbon? And why did they build it that way???
Audi is known to have a problem with carbon build up on the direct injection engines on cars like the RS4. I don't know if this has been fixed for the newer cars.

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I love it when you talk like that, Longwong.
high school humor at its best.
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I'm not a mechanic, but curious - what makes the Audi v8 engine more prone to carbon? And why did they build it that way???
It's got something to do with the EGR system and the fact it's direct injection - apparently not having the fuel coming down the intake runners means there's nothing to dissolve all the garbage that otherwise would build up. It isn't really the fuel itself that causes these problems, it's the vaporized oil in the EGR system.
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To answer why they use direct injection, main reason is better metering of the fuel air mixture which improves fuel efficiency and MPG.
Direct Injection is much more efficient which also means it can make more horsepower than the same engine design with port injection.

Most new cars coming out these days are direct injection. Manufacturers are finding workarounds to make DI work better like having secondary injectors in the intake tract to clean the valves or changing the timing and spray patterns to clean the valves. Direct injection is the future.
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