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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Sad Did I hydrolock my engine using Seafoam?

Well, I'm scared shitless. I was flipping trough the Seafoam thread and decided to try it.

Well, I can feel noticable vibrations when I'm sitting in park with the car on idle. However, when I rev the engine at or above 2000RPM, the vibrating goes away.

Another thing that was happening, the check engine light went on, and would flash when I was revving the engine at 2k-3kRPM's. Once I let go of the gas pedal and the car went back to idling, the check engine light turns solid and stays there. I don't know what the error message could be, I'll have to check in two days (won'tbe in town tomorrow). The exhaust sounds different as well, you can hear it making a puffing sound.

When I was driving the car, I could notice the speedometer gauge acting a bit odd. Say I went up to 55mph, it'd shake around the 54-55-56 mark.

Well, I put it in trough the suction hose trough here (this is a pic from the seafoam thread):



Anyway... this is what I did:

- Let the engine run for about 5 minutes
- Slowly (maybe not slow enough) sucked in the Seafoam (half a can). My definition of slowly and how fast I sucked it in is: about half the can within 5 minutes. I'd stick the vacuum hose into the seafoam for about 1-2 seconds, release, then stick it in again every 10 seconds.
- Let the engine idle for about 5 minutes.
- Took the car for a drive, took it up to 70mph, and drove it around town for a bit.

So, the car is off, I let it idle another 10 minutes before I went outside to turn it off. Now I'm here, scared shitless, hoping I didn't fuck up my Intrepid. I feel like a complete idiot, and even worse knowing I could lose it.

I'm going to try starting the car again in a few minutes, seeing if letting it settle did anything.

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Get the code, that will help alot
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well you put the seafoam in slower then i did and mine is fine so i dont think thats the problem.
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Did you guys feel any vibrations or anything I have experienced above? Different muffler sounds?

Gonna go and start the 'trep, see if letting it sit did anything.

I don't have the check engine light tool, maybe I'll see if I can get the 'trep to autzone and have them check what its saying before I leave around 8:30AM... hope they're open that early.
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Well, went and started the car... still shakes, check engine light's still on. What I find odd is the engine sounds the same as it always has.

I'm wondering whether I should go and let the car idle for longer?

I dunno if I'll be able to fall asleep with this on my mind, argh!
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where do you live?
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About an hour NW of Chicago, IL.

Edit: Woodstock, IL to be specific.
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how much have you driven you car since seafoaming it?
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What year is your car? Did you do the key dance? I don't know if that works on 1st gens or not if that's what yours is.
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Did you do the key dance? I don't know if that works on 1st gens or not if that's what yours is.
yeah it works on 1st gens.
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Mine's a '01 3.2L ES.

I'm assuming I drove it around for about 20 miles.

I did not do the key dance. I'm not familiar as to what that is.
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works on 1g's, but I believe he has a 2g..

Seafoam is nasty stuff, I used it, fouled my plugs and my o2 sensors.

Also, you are supposed to let it "slurp" the seafoam fluid, not submerge the line in it, the "slurping" action helps break up the fluid by aerate it.
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I'll be happy if I didn't ruin my engine, that's all I need to hear from somebody. If it fouled my plugs and messed up my o2 sensor, I'd take that anyday over hydrolocking my car.

I've looking trying to find out exactly what hydrolock is, but I haven't gotten a definite answer. On one thread somebody said you would definitely notice when you hydrlocked your car.

Do any of you have an idea as to what I'm describing above sounds like a hydrolock or just another problem that can be fixed? Is my car hydrolocked? I'm sick of that word, I swear, lol.

EDIT: I should have thoroughly read as to how to inject it before I did it, but anyway, I let it slurp, however, I did submerge it a couple of times as well.
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First I donít think you hydro-locked it, because due to the velocity of the intake air, I think itís nearly impossible to hydro-lock it with one cup of seafoam being sucked through that little hose. I think one of two things happened. First I think you may have just screwed with the sensors a little, and it will clear up after a little driving, or possibly by resetting your codes or disconnecting the power for about 20 minutes (thatís just a stab in the dark though). The other is that if the exhaust note changed, and has stayed different and the performance is odd, wheezy, and has now top end power; that sounds like classic signs of a clogged catalectic converter.
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Sit in the car and turn the key from "off" to "run" 3 times and leave it on run the 3rd time so go off-run-off-run-off-run and your codes will display in the odometer display.
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