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Old 11-Mar-2007, 03:43 PM   #1  
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Seafoam:Where the hell is the brake booster line?

(2001 Acura EL, same engine bay as 2001-2005 Civic sedan)

So I bought 2 cans of SeaFoam on the weekend, and now I'm trying to figure out how to use it...

Instructions generally say to put:
- 1/3 into fuel tank
- 1/3 into the oil
- 1/3 into the brake booster line

I've seen the DIY here, with pics:
http://www.torontocivics.com/tccforu...threadid=69080

- So, I have the fuel tank one down pat Shove a funnel into the fuel tank, and pour it in when the engine's off....

- The 1/3 into the oil... Wouldn't it overflow? I mean, the engine is 'full' with oil already, and you'd be pouring in... what.... 200-400ml of SeaFoam? No?

- I've attached a pic of my engine bay... Where is the brake booster line? So I take off that line, and dip the hose into a cup of SeaFoam, or the 'nipple' side of the connector??? (Just to be specific... i'm a n00b.)


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Old 11-Mar-2007, 06:29 PM   #2  
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i'm not familiar with 7th gens but it looks like the line thats right beside your brake master cylinder on the top right corner. follow it, it should be connected to your IM. another thing i would suggest is to change your oil and spark plugs after using sea foam because they get hella dirty.
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you DON'T WANNA USE THE BOOSTER LINE! it would suck in too much fluid and possibly hydrolock the engine!!!!!!!

use any other vacuum line, like off your cruize control or something. it'll become really clear once you take off that mess of plastic that is your air box and intake. it's just tiny lil rubber hoses coming off your intake manifold.

the way to do this properly is to not submerge the vacuum line fully, but just bring it close to the seafoam, and it'll slurp it in.... be very careful with how much fluid you let it suck in. if the engine stalls, leave it for a few hours before attempting to restart... that should allow the fluid that caused the stall to evaporate or drain out. maybe pull out your spark plugs too for those few hours.... then before starting the car again, crank the engine over without the spark plugs installed to make sure all the fluid is gone.
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then before starting the car again, crank the engine over without the spark plugs installed to make sure all the fluid is gone.
You may also want to unclip your injectors if your going to do this.
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I went to pick up some seafoam and the guy told me that seafoam will dry up your valve seals >_>, anyone experience this?
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