Best fuel stabilizer/cleaner ?

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I've been using Sea Foam for years in all of my fuel for my boat, lawn mower, 2 cycle lawn equipment, pressure washer, etc.. I use 1 oz per gallon to keep fuel fresh or 2 oz per gallon to clean. My question... Is there something out there that's better?? I've been looking at the Techron powersports/small engine fuel treatment.
 
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Seafoam is adding alcohol to the fuel. I like theGumout Regane product line, Gumout Multitune,Redline Si-1 better. Try finding a product with PEA,Friction Modifier and an ethanol protection/barrier. Try find non ethanol fuel too. The Techron is fine for cleaning with PEA but lack FM and ethanol protection. Avoid Seafoam.
 
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Since it works, why change. If it's too expensive make your own. You could make it with less alcohol.
 
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Originally Posted by joemo
Google homebrew seafoam. I've been making my own for years.
Thank you for the info. I will definitely try this at home since it's much less expensive than buying it at the store. Great DIY info on home-brew seafoam and so easy to make with only 3 ingredients.
 
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Originally Posted by Marco620
Seafoam is adding alcohol to the fuel. I like theGumout Regane product line, Gumout Multitune,Redline Si-1 better. Try finding a product with PEA,Friction Modifier and an ethanol protection/barrier. Try find non ethanol fuel too. The Techron is fine for cleaning with PEA but lack FM and ethanol protection. Avoid Seafoam.
I wasn't aware Seafoam contained alcohol. Looking at the Gumout multi-tune you recommend, it has 7-13% alcohol........
 
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I had seafoam fix a lean condition on my 2 stroke leaf blower and a flooding condition on my lawn mower, both issues didn't reoccur in the past 2 years since treatment. Could have been a coincidence, but doesn't seem like it. I also had a lean surge at wife open throttle in the caprice and I put seafoam down the secondary rods in the quadrajet and the issue went away. I now use CRC gdi cleaner instead because I've heard of better results, but Seafoam did seem to give me results. I wouldn't use it for long term storage or ethanol protection though. I use stabil marine for that. I've heard good things about star Tron also.
 
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I also had seafoam fix a lean condition on a snow blower and lawnmower. I have used it for years 1 ounce of seafoam per 1 gallon non ethanol gasoline. All my small engines start in a single pull
 
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I've been using Sea Foam for years in all of my fuel for my boat, lawn mower, 2 cycle lawn equipment, pressure washer, etc.. I use 1 oz per gallon to keep fuel fresh or 2 oz per gallon to clean. My question... Is there something out there that's better?? I've been looking at the Techron powersports/small engine fuel treatment.
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I use Redline SI-1 it have proven itself in actual dirty injector testing that have been cleaned and run 30K then tested again with great results.

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