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Old 12-10-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever Sea Foam their Miata?

Last night I Sea Foamed my Nissan Altima with 132,000 miles on it and the difference was night and day. Anyone here try to Sea Foam their Miata yet? Notice any difference?

BTW, important fact. If anyone is considering doing it, I called Innovate and asked about running Sea Foam with the wide band sensor, and they "Highly recommend removing the sensor prior to Sea Foam treatment". Though thats only if you feed it into the intake, not oil and gas.
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I ran it through the miata when i bought it. Didn't notice much difference performance wise though.
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I did it once in my old mx-3 when it was hesitating, it cured the problem. I sucked it through the intake once on my miata just to help clean injectors and get carbon out. It smoked like crazy for a few miles which was kind of fun, and didn't seem to do anything to my wideband.
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i ran it through once and my car didnt even smoke
and yes it was done properly...i guess my car never gets any build up is what my friend (mechanic) said
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i did it to the '91. mitigated (but not eliminated, obviously) the annoying HLA noise, otherwise, zero performance diff.

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just get WI and you won't have any buildup to get rid of!
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I did it once in my old mx-3 when it was hesitating, it cured the problem. I sucked it through the intake once on my miata just to help clean injectors and get carbon out. It smoked like crazy for a few miles which was kind of fun, and didn't seem to do anything to my wideband.
Hmmmmm. I wonder whats in sea foam that could even remotely damage a wideband, I mean sure they say remove it but it could be just a pre caution for nothing.

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just get WI and you won't have any buildup to get rid of!
How about SFI?


Interesting enough, my friend ran it in his 96 with 70k miles and didnt do anything for him either.

I should have taken a video of my Altima though, its shocking how different it runs.
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I did water in my stock 1.6 liter at 140k miles and notices a slightly faster throttle response on heel-toe action. That's about it.
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had an older miata that wasnt passing smog, sea foamed it and i filled the entire parking lot with white smoke. passed easily after that.

i also ran some in my oil right before changing, and it worked great to clear the lifters and remove the gunk...
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Ive herd bad and good about seafoam, but everyone here seems to have good results.

as for the wideband, the only thing I can think of is the seafoam dislodges a chunk of carbon that damages the o2? dunno.
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I did it, just because I had half a can left in the shop, didn't notice any difference.
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many threads on it, try the search feature.
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There are more seafoam threads than pc-pro threads.
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Sea foam helped my idle droop.
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half a can in the oil and the other half through the intake once every 30K miles. the last few times I've had my head off the block the valves were clean as hell.
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I ran it through the miata when i bought it. Didn't notice much difference performance wise though.
same here. It's a bit of a ritual whenever we get a "new" car.
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When sea foam burns it produces tons of smoke. It frequently fouls plugs and damages O2 sensors. Plugs are worth changing once in a while anyway so no big deal. The smoke will over carbon the sensor though and can cause it to fail prematurely or just not read right. There is some way to clean the sensor, i don't remember how though.
I just use water now.
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how do you introduce the water into the comustion chamber?
im curious
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how do you introduce the water into the comustion chamber?
im curious
The same way you would introduce sea foam into the combustion chamber. Carefully siphoned through a vacuum hose on the intake manifold.
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seafoamed once on my stock miata, smoked a bit, nothing special. but turbo charging my car did the same thing. now i can floor it all day and no smoke. my friend seafoamed his camry once and ended up shattering a piston and putting a hole in his block....so yea, i stay away from sea foam now.
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