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Hmm I don't know that I would be comfortable doing this. Since I've only had Full Synthetic Oil since 500 miles, I don't think I need this step.
??? Not sure I'm seeing the connection between synthetic oil and a dirty intake.


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I think I may have mis posted now that I think about it. I guess I really don't understand the process of putting it in the intake if I can't just pour it in. It's probably one of those things that if somebody showed me in person I would be like OHHHH. Oh well, maybe I'll figure it out.


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I think I may have mis posted now that I think about it. I guess I really don't understand the process of putting it in the intake if I can't just pour it in. It's probably one of those things that if somebody showed me in person I would be like OHHHH. Oh well, maybe I'll figure it out.
It's the small tube that goes into the intake manifold. Go start your car and pull it off. You'll feel alot of vacuum...it will slurp that stuff right up out of the can easily.

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I have not put Seafoam into my Stang yet but I did put it into a 99 Mirage. I sucked it into the intake from the PCV tube and it immediately stopped the ticking sound that has been going on for the last 2 years. I also added it to the gas. I will try the crankcase method before my next oil change. I am gonna do the Mustang soon. The Mirage was my test mule. I tried 3 different additives to get rid of the ticking sound and only the Seafoam worked. Alot of smoked poured out the exhaust. I mean a neighbor came out to make sure I was OK. Im hoping that the Oil catch can I just installed on the Stang will help me not need to suck it into the intake.

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well i think this is something that i will wait until i crack at least 20k miles before i do it. But it doesn't seem that hard to do. I'll just do it with like 1/4 a tank of gas left and drive until till its all gone. Then change my oil.

so 1/3 goes into the gastank
1/3 into the oil filler neck
1/3 goes into the intake manifold via the PVC valve (where i hook my oil separator up to right?)

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??? Not sure I'm seeing the connection between synthetic oil and a dirty intake.
Synthetic oil ====> very bad.

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Putting it only in the gas tank would probably only lube up/clean your injectors.
Pouring it in the gas tank also cleans out any carbon that has built up on the spark plugs, valves, piston crowns, head surfaces inside the combustion chamber, and the EGR valve(For those cars that have one. The S197 GT does not).
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Pouring it in the gas tank also cleans out any carbon that has built up on the spark plugs, valves, piston crowns, head surfaces inside the combustion chamber, and the EGR valve(For those cars that have one. The S197 GT does not).

Maybe a little, but putting it directly in the intake will help out more. S197 does have an EGR valve. It's located on the inside of driver's side fender under the hood. The little black plastic piece.

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Maybe a little, but putting it directly in the intake will help out more.
S197 does have an EGR valve. It's located on the inside of driver's side fender under the hood. The little black plastic piece.
I never said that injecting it into the intake may not help more than pouring it into the gas tank.
I only said that pouring it into the gas tank does more than only lubricating and cleaning the fuel injectors.
FWIW, 1 can of it eliminated a pinging problem on my 05 GT.

According to the following spec, which was taken from a Ford pdf file, the S197 GT does not have an EGR valve(at least on the 05 model):
Vehicle Line: Mustang Coupe
Model Year: 2005
Issued: 10/25/04
Engine Description: 4.6L

VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL
Exhaust Emission Control: Exhaust Gas Recirculation
Type(controlled flow, open orifice, other): N/A
Exhaust Source: N/A
Point of exhaust injection(spacer, carburetor, manifold, other): N/A
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I never said that injecting it into the intake may not help more than pouring it into the gas tank.
I only said that pouring it into the gas tank does more than only lubricating and cleaning the fuel injectors.
FWIW, 1 can of it eliminated a pinging problem on my 05 GT.

According to the following spec, which was taken from a Ford pdf file, the S197 GT does not have an EGR valve(at least on the 05 model):
Vehicle Line: Mustang Coupe
Model Year: 2005
Issued: 10/25/04
Engine Description: 4.6L

VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL
Exhaust Emission Control: Exhaust Gas Recirculation
Type(controlled flow, open orifice, other): N/A
Exhaust Source: N/A
Point of exhaust injection(spacer, carburetor, manifold, other): N/A

Don't know about 05 since I have an 07. I know it's there on 07's because I got an EGR valve code at one point so the pcm knows about it and it has a sensor. I've even replaced it. Best way to check would be to look under the hood. Mine is there.

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Don't know about 05 since I have an 07. I know it's there on 07's because I got an EGR valve code at one point so the pcm knows about it and it has a sensor. I've even replaced it. Best way to check would be to look under the hood. Mine is there.
I'll check as soon as the rain stops(I'm too poor and unskilled to build a garage, or even a car port).
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im at 18,000 km on my car right now... so about 11,000 miles.... any need to do the whole seafoam action on my car? its an 06 Mustang GT.
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TheKurgan,

We're both correct.
Depending on the S197 GT's calibration code, it may or may not be equipped with an EGR system.
Here's the breakdown for 2005 S197 GT's:
http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=4
Mine has a CDC2 CALIB, so it doesn't have an EGR system.
I don't know if the same pattern applies to 06 and later S197 GT's.
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Synthetic oil ====> very bad.
Synthetic oil ====> very GOOD.


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