05 STi WannaBE
I did the Seafoam yesterday afternoon and just drove around untill the smoke cleared. Then this morning drove the car on the freeway and had the A/C on and it seemed to have a more smooth passing ability as before. Usually with the A/C on the car seems to struggle.thanks for the seafoaming help. I'm gonna do this and I'm glad you did because you have a 05' so you become my resource! LOL
After the smoke is gone, did you change your oil or call it good? have you noticed any difference? I need to change my oil soon, so I'm gonna do that but I need to know if I should seafoam before or after I change my oil.
Also with your CAI.. did you notice any difference? I'm kind of curious about getting one, but I don't really know if its worth it.
I didnt put any Seafoam in the engine oil at all. When you put the foam in through the intake manifold (as I did), it just loosens up all the oil and carbon build up to be blown out when you drive after the 5-10 minute wait. You can put the seafoam in the engine for a cleaning, but your gonna want to change the oil afterwards. Remember to have the engine at operating temps before you do the seafoam so everything is nice and warm and loose for the seafoam to penetrate into.
As for the Injen CAI setup Im running: On our models with the MAF sensor being really picky and stubbourn, your gonna want to make either a hybrid setup or get the Cobb Accessport to combate the intake resonator issues (Helmholtz resonator). Heres a link that might help you more than I can: A Problem with CAI/SRIs and an Alternative (yes, finally)
P.S. Read the entire thread, theres some good information there.