Best way to remove Carbon?

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    lincoln_zero Dedicated LVC Member

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    I'm looking to see if anyone has knowledge on the best way to remove Carbon from your motor (outside of taking the block apart).

    I've heard people mess up their cars from using Seafoam. But I did find a video from chrisfix who used a aerosol can of Seafoam connected directly to his intake and it did wonders.

    Any other suggestions?

     
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      All2kool Well-Known LVC Member

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      You are going to find that responses will be 50/50 on Seafoam working. I'm on the side of it actually working as I saw the results in an older motorcycle. It went from running poorly to running like new after adding Seafoam to several tanks of fuel. I still add a bottle once a year to the BMW.
       
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        I've used it for years, never had an issue.

        I use it regularly in the fuel in three of my cars, and three trucks, I have used it on a couple older vehicles via a vacuum hose stuck in a can of it.

        The spray can kind is best IMHO for cleaning out carbon buildup in the upper intake, I have used it several times for cleaning one out by opening the throttle plate, spraying it in there big time, let it sit 10 min and start it up, after it smooths out I spray more while it's running.

        I recently helped an old guy I know that has a Dodge Cummings that was lacking the power it once had, changed the fuel filter, filled the filter cartridge with Seafoam and started it up, he drove it down the hwy and said it was running like it did when new.

        Now he buys it.

        I also use it in my diesel tractor.
         
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          So I used the seafoam can.
          I have to say, it worked. I followed the instructions on the can, my buddy and I ran it. The part where you go for the aggressive drive, i saw the product smoke out of my exhaust as it should. But more noticeable, was the strong smell of carbon in the air. Very strong.
          Engine began idling better, and was quieter. My buddies noticed the difference.

          So I'm gonna hit it with another can in the next week, because I just got this car a month ago and the previous owner did alot of short trips with it. There definitely is carbon build up.
           
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            The Sea Foam engine spray worked great in my 01' LS I too noticed the engine started to run a lot smoother and quieter ...If my memory serves me correctly I shot the nozzle through the Vacuum hose...had my wife keep the RPM's at 2000 while spraying ...I agree 50/50 when it comes to believers
             
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            I don't know if it made any difference on my LS, but it definitely pissed off my neighbors back in queens. sooo much smoke.
             
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            I add a can annually to my 2005 V8 LS. I buy it at Lowes. It's cheaper by a couple of bucks.
             

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