Skip to comments.Have You Ever Used Seafoam Engine Treatment?
Posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:46 PM PST by Randy Larsen
I just heard of this product and wonder if it works.
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!
Isnt that when you take a long drive off a short pier?
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.
I use in for small engines and vehicles as a gasoline additive. Seems to work.
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.
Has an excellent reputation among two-stroke outboard mechanics. Certainly has some strong solvents in it.
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.
Widely used in the boating community. Excellent stuff. I use it in my two stroke. Works great
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.
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?
B12Chemtool by Berrymans works much better.
Works great for cleaning your guns.
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.
Fine product. I've used it for years in gas and diesel engines. Follow the directions.
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.
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.
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.
I used it in my motorcycle at the recommendation of a friend that races. Honestly don’t know if it did anything.
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.