08-31-2010, 10:16 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fairfield, PA
Originally Posted by Dr Obnxs
but there is no "yes" or "no" answer. To some extent, the sea-foam on the port injection is not needed, but even with the Tritec, carbon build up would lead to issues, just not like those experienced with the turbo Prince.
So if you don't do it on the N/A Prince, you won't build up carbon to the point where the engine will kill itself. That said, it still injests more oil than it should.
Lynn would say blow off the Sea Foam and just use water on a hot engine.
Anyway, decarbonizing isn't new with the MINI. It's an old, old technique.
Thanks Doc. At least I know the smoke was not something buring off that should not be. From what you say, I take it that Seafoam is a good thing, but not needed as often as the with the "S", on the Justa?