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Have You Ever Used Seafoam Engine Treatment?
Vanity ^ | 12/12/12 | Randy Larsen

Posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:46 PM PST by Randy Larsen

I just heard of this product and wonder if it works.


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KEYWORDS: cars; diy; repairs; seafoam
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I recently asked a question of a poster on youtube.com what would work to clean the inside of my truck engine and he recommended Seafoam Engine Treatment.

I've never heard of it, so if you've used it, let me know what results you got and how you used it.

Maybe others will learn something from this thread too!

1 posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:52 PM PST by Randy Larsen
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Isnt that when you take a long drive off a short pier?


2 posted on 12/12/2012 7:06:14 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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Yes; in my fuel tank in my boat, to keep the carbon buildup in my 2-stroke motor always clean.

I've not used it in 4-stroke motors, but the action of the solvents would be to remove deposits and keep the fuel system clean.

3 posted on 12/12/2012 7:07:41 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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I use in for small engines and vehicles as a gasoline additive. Seems to work.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 7:08:36 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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I used it a few times right before my annual motor vehicle inspections, so my ol’ Ford Ranger would pass the smog check.

It always passed the smog check, so I guess it worked. It was either that, or the fervent prayer.

Haven’t actually torn anything down and measured deposits though.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:06 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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Has an excellent reputation among two-stroke outboard mechanics. Certainly has some strong solvents in it.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:21 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Works but dont forget to slap yourself and check the headlight fluid, make sure you windows have plenty of elbow grease, sparkplug batteries are charged, and the flux capaciter is fluxing.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:46 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Randy Larsen

Widely used in the boating community. Excellent stuff. I use it in my two stroke. Works great


8 posted on 12/12/2012 7:12:01 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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SeaFoam 60 years and still going. Must work, or it is the biggest scam ever.
9 posted on 12/12/2012 7:12:01 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Randy Larsen

Excellent product. Don’t overuse it. It will eat seals and gaskets if overused. A lot of fuel cleaners marketed under different names are naptha or similar compounds. Most are pretty much the same chemicals.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 7:13:15 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: traditional1

I have a lot of small equipment like weed eaters, generators, wood splitters, ect. that sit alot and get gummed up with bad gas. Will Seafoam help clear the gunk out so they will start after sitting?


11 posted on 12/12/2012 7:13:38 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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B12Chemtool by Berrymans works much better.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 7:17:52 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Works great for cleaning your guns.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 7:18:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Randy Larsen

I have a Kohler v motor that was idling very poorly. Instead of going into the carb ,I tried it for 3 tanks and it smoothed out nicely.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by rsobin
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Seafoam Engine Treatment

Fine product. I've used it for years in gas and diesel engines. Follow the directions.

15 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:11 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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Yes, used it on a 2003 Nissan XTerra throwing a knock sensor and catalytic converter code. It would throw the codes shortly after clearing them with IBD2 app every time. After using a can, the codes just came after about 4 months. Not a long term solution.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:19 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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You have to be careful not to dislodge a deposit that may end up causing more problems elsewhere (e.g. clogging up a pilot jet or other small passage). It is always better to remove the parts and clean manually, even using the product full strength on the metal parts along with air to blow out. Then use Seafoam normal strength in the fuel to keep it clean.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 7:20:25 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I sed it in my transmission. It didn’t help the transmission because it was worn out. It did, though, clean our the return lines of the gunk that kept the holes from leaking. I replaced the lines. I would say it is good stuff.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:20:29 PM PST by healy61
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To: Randy Larsen

I used it in my motorcycle at the recommendation of a friend that races. Honestly don’t know if it did anything.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 7:22:15 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: smokingfrog

I heard that too! Sounds like a great product if someone trusted it to clean their gun with.

I think I’d try it on my lowest level firearm first though.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:22:25 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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