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post #31 of 118 Old 02-28-2010, 03:42 PM
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People with higher miles should be careful using seafoam in the crankcase because the older the car and the more miles crude starts to build up in places or seals might be old and fragile and using seafoam can open a gap in a fragile seal or if you have had a gap crude could have built up there and when you clean it the crude goes away reveling a gap to burn oil or leak oil. I've had this happen before in a car of mine no problems before i used seafoam and after I burned oil.


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That is why i dont use Dino oil....

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People with higher miles should be careful using seafoam in the crankcase because the older the car and the more miles crude starts to build up in places or seals might be old and fragile and using seafoam can open a gap in a fragile seal or if you have had a gap crude could have built up there and when you clean it the crude goes away reveling a gap to burn oil or leak oil. I've had this happen before in a car of mine no problems before i used seafoam and after I burned oil.
I have 166k miles on my 03 i4, so you're saying it'll be better for me to do just the intake & the fuel tank process only? Do I do the same process as in, turn off the car after I poured the seafoam then turn it on, and do a spirited driving?

AND also, for some reason I don't see the MAF around my intake's air filter? Where is it at for the 03?
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can someone post a pic of which vac line to use for a v6 accord?
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post #35 of 118 Old 04-23-2010, 11:31 PM
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hey guys, for anyone wondering which vacuum line to use for the Accord V6, it's the break booster line. Now you might notice it's pretty hard to get to, so here's what I did:

instead of pulling the break booster line from the back, i pulled it from the front, where it actually connects to the engine.

now when you do this, you'll hear the car rev up to around 2k RPM and back down continuously, which helps a lot with suction. The suction is really strong, so be ready for that. you can't suck it directly out of the bottle, since you removed the hose, so what I did is poured the seafoam into a little 1/2 measuring cup and let it suck from there.

after sucking half a bottle, now I'm just waiting 15 minutes to drive it hard.

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for someone thats not familiar with a break booster line, any chance you can post a pic of the location?
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brake booster line isn't the best place for seafoam. ALWAYS use the pcv hose whenever possible as it feeds all cylinders evenly. no smoke with seafoam= not used properly! when it's sucked into the pcv hose it will smoke regardless of how clean your top end may be.
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ok, so i'm about to use seafoam on my car. i've seen other threads about this process in the last 30min.or so and they've all been very informative!

my question is, on the v6 6th gen, which is the PCV hose? is that the hose that is just before the throttle body?

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there was a GANG LOAD of white smoke with mine. like seriously, my car was engulfed in smoke. like my car was in a batman movie or something like that where it was covered in smoke to the point where i couldn't see anything for a few moments until the wind kicked up everything away.

the funny part was that right when i started to rev up my car's engine my neighbor lady had pulled up and she was like, "Your car is on fire!!!!!"

anyways, i should start feeling the effects of the seafoam treatment right away right?

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i would also like to know where the pcv hose is on a 7th gen accord v6. anyone got a picture to help?

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the 7th gen and 6th gen both have the same engine, J30. The difference is that the 7th gen's engine has more HP and TQ due to power distribution improvements from honda engineers in the 7th gen's engine, J30A4.

This being said, the PCV hose is going to be in the same location as the 6th gen. You can also use the brake booster hose. it'll probably be easier to dump the liquid in that hose rather than the PCV hose.

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On my 2007 Accord V6, there are a few hoses around the engine, so I'm a bit confused there. Would it be possible for someone to post up a picture with the PCV/Brake Booster hoses clearly indicated/labelled?


Also, my car has 75k - is it considered as "higher miles" or "older car"??

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People with higher miles should be careful using seafoam in the crankcase because the older the car and the more miles crude starts to build up in places or seals might be old and fragile and using seafoam can open a gap in a fragile seal or if you have had a gap crude could have built up there and when you clean it the crude goes away reveling a gap to burn oil or leak oil. I've had this happen before in a car of mine no problems before i used seafoam and after I burned oil.
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Just a note, I now have over 70K miles so I did the Seafoam, TB and MAF cleaning again and what a smoke show! The idle was better and it seems to be driving better too, placebo effect, not sure, but it does feel better!

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Just a note, I now have over 70K miles so I did the Seafoam, TB and MAF cleaning again and what a smoke show! The idle was better and it seems to be driving better too, placebo effect, not sure, but it does feel better!
Hey, it appears you got rid of the old Saturn Vue and traded it for a new Saturn. Nice try thinking no one would notice.
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Hey, it appears you got rid of the old Saturn Vue and traded it for a new Saturn. Nice try thinking no one would notice.
I did. Could not pass up the deal. $5500 rebate, plus an addition -$1000 dealer rebate and I had a $1000's off certificate from GM. So a total of $7500 off a then new Aura.


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