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Seafoam alert!


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The local sunday paper has an O'Reilly ad for Seafoam at $5.97/16 oz. Given the number of mentions of this product, this may of some interest to one or more of the board members.

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Good stuff, but follow the directions CAREFULLY. I totaled a young 5.3L GMC engine with seafoam because I did not follow the directions precisely. When the engine stops running as you pour the product in, STOP POURING THE STUFF IN! Hydrolocking a cylinder never has a happy ending (pressure builds and has to be relieved somewhere, in my case, out the side of the block).

Bruce MacPherson

Winston-Salem, NC

'73 tii

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You said it is "good stuff." So is Naval Jelly but not for my paint. Exactly what does it do and why do I need it in my stock, clean burning well maintained 72 Tii?

Thank you.

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I was encouraged to try Seafoam on "Crusty" a 140k mile '87 4-runner that sits at a vacation home. There was nothing really wrong with the engine but we were changing oil and doing a number of maintenance items so "why not" said my neighbor's kid - a seafoam advocate. Well, we smoked out the neighborhood and it really looked like it was kicking loose some nasty stuff inside that engine - which apparently it was. ...because the next day, I drove up the hill and noticed some blue smoke - oh oh - yep, $4k and a rebuilt engine later, I'd solved that problem. ...sometimes leaving a sleeping dog lie is the best solution...

cheers,

Jack H

1967 BMW 1600

1969 BMW 2002 - "Pete" - Race Car

1969 BMW 2002 - "Willy" - Rally Car

1972 BMW 2002 - "Izzy" - M2

1973 BMW 3.0 CS - Bone Stock

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