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      10-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Some people have seafoamed with good results.. but has anyone tried this?

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The 3M Do-it-yourself Fuel System Tune-up Kit is a economical solution for achieving professional mechanic grade fuel efficiency and performance out of fuel systems, at a do-it-yourselfer price. Made up of three quality 3M automotive products -- 3M Do-it-yourself Intake System Cleaner, 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner and 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner -- together they work to remove carbon, varnishes at soot from all areas of your fuel system. This easy to use tuning system is useable by virtually any would-be mechanic and includes detailed instructions on DVD.

Increase Fuel Economy, Power and Acceleration

Because no engine is 100% efficient, carbon, resins, and varnishes eventually build up in critical engine components, causing a reduction in fuel economy, power and acceleration. Until now car owners needed to pay for a professional fuel system service to remedy this, which can be very costly. But now 3M has provided do-it-yourself consumers with a great new way to get maximum performance from their vehicles from the convenience of their own home garage, for less than the cost of what they would pay for the same results at a service center, with the 3M Do-it-yourself Fuel System Tune-up Kit.

DIY Solution in 3 Easy Steps

The 3M Do-it-yourself Fuel System Tune-up Kit combines the strengths of three quality 3M automotive maintenance products into a single fuel system tune-up program that when performed annually, or every 10,000 miles, will improve vehicle performance and gas mileage. These three products are: 3M Do-it-yourself Intake System Cleaner, 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner and 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner. The steps involved in this process are easy to perform and can feasibly be done by a single person, but are more easily achieved with the aid of an assistant behind the wheel at certain stages.

Step 1 - 3M Do-it-yourself Intake System Cleaner: Follow the fresh intake hose to the outside of your engine's throttle body. Remove the hose boot clamp where it enters the throttle body with a screw driver to access the throttle plate. Insert the 3M Do-it-yourself Intake System Cleaner's attached hose past the throttle plate and slip the intake hose boot back on. With the help of an assistant, start the car engine while the work area is monitored. When the engine idle reaches 500-1,000 RPM, hold steady at this rate and spray the product's contents into the running engine. This process cleans intake manifolds, valves and combustion chambers. Use the entire can, which may take several minutes. Turn off the engine, remove the product hose and proceed to step 2.
Step 2 - 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner: Again, with the help of an assistant, place the vehicle ignition in the "Run" position, but with the engine NOT started, and depress the accelerator to expose both sides of the throttle plate. Spray both sides of the plate, as well as the throttle body with 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner. Wipe excessive cleaner away and/or let wet areas dry for a few minutes with the throttle plate open before you replace the fresh air hose boot, tighten it up. This process cleans your engine's throttle plate and lubricates key pivot areas. Proceed to step 3.
Step 3 - 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner: This last step continues the treatment of all critical fuel system components. Add 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner to a full tank, at a recommended delusion ratio of one ounce of additive to each gallon of fuel. Start the engine, allowing it to idle for a few minutes before driving it for 10-15 minutes. 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner cleans injectors, intake valves and an combustion chambers while your engine consumes this tank of gas.

Key Features

Helps to restore power and save on gas mileage by cleaning air intake and fuel systems
Easy, quick three-step procedure is even more simple to perform than an oil change
Requires only a few common hand-tools and safety items
Detailed instructional DVD included with kit

What's in the Box

1 - 8.75 oz. canister of 3M Do-it-yourself Intake System Cleaner
1 - 4 oz. canister of 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner
1 - 16 fluid oz. bottle of 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner
1 - DVD instructional video

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from use of this 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms often in combination to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.

Product Description

A three part kit designed for the 'medium' to 'heavy' do-it-yourselfer to perform a professional fuel system cleaning at home. Contains 3M DIY Intake System Cleaner (PN 08954), 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner (PN 08185) and 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner (PN 08813).

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      10-31-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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+1 I was looking at that about a month ago. Also interested

JB4:Injen:NPG DP/Exhaust:BSH OCC:BTIC:Alpine:Icarbon:
Turbosmart:ER:KW V1:VMR 710:Nitto.......and METH
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      10-31-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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      10-31-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
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Only the intake spray will help as far as carbon cleaning goes. Because we don't actually control the butterfly anymore I am not sure if you will even get a butterfly to open if you press the accelerator with the key in. The fuel system cleaner may clean the fuel lines, fuel pumps and fuel injectors, but it won't clean the backs of the valves (Which are the main reason people seafoam).

IMO, it will work the same way, but costs three times as much without much added benefits.

If you are looking for a way to introduce seafoam into your engine using an aerosol (e.g. for fear of hydrolock) then you can go with seafoam aerosol:

or another product available at your local dodge dealer called Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner (MCCC):
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