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#4673622 - 02/21/18 06:07 PM To Seafoam or Not?
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2186
Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
Been a big fan of not using it and while surfing I found this piece on the net.
http://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/should-i-seafoam-my-engine/

Even Scotty Kilmer gave me enough info to know to use something better. Was watching a lady trying to add HEET into her tank today. Luckily she didnt get it open. I was able to get ger to buy 0 ethanol 87 and told her keeping your tank full in winter/top off was better. Saved her 4.00 on her yellow bottle of ethanol that she will now return. My good deed is done.
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#4673637 - 02/21/18 06:20 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2968
Loc: USA
Plain old water does a much better job of cleaning engines, but has potentially more risk by people who don't understand hydrolock.

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#4673710 - 02/21/18 07:13 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Marco620
Saved her 4.00 on her yellow bottle of ethanol that she will now return. My good deed is done.


HEET is actually Methanol...
and who sells it for $4?!?!?
It should be about $0.89 a bottle
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#4673729 - 02/21/18 07:23 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18873
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Burning pale oil and lighter fluid for a smoke show is not doing much of anything for the carbon. There are better products but they require more work to get the results and they cost more.
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#4673757 - 02/21/18 07:36 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5780
Loc: Michigan
I used to work at a gas station and a certain woman always added a can of dry gas to her tank no matter how much gas she bought.
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#4673782 - 02/21/18 07:50 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
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Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8651
Loc: North Carolina
A few weeks before an oil change, i run a can of berryman b-12 in a tank of fuel. When i run that out i run a bottle of techron system cleaner in a tank. When that runs out i change the oil.

With our mazda being DI i'm not sure if that regimen will have any value. Certainly not for the intake valves.
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#4673818 - 02/21/18 08:22 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 238
Loc: Georgia
I like to use 1 or 2 oz of Redline SI-1 every fill up
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#4673848 - 02/21/18 08:47 PM Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2186
Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
I just run Gumout All in One or Redline Si -1.
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