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To Seafoam or Not? #4673622
02/21/18 07:07 PM
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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.


15' Civic 1.8 i-vtec 221,000 mi 0w20 Redline/Redline CVT/Archoil9100/TEIN/Eibach/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust/87 E0 fuel/Yokohama
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Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673637
02/21/18 07:20 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
Plain old water does a much better job of cleaning engines, but has potentially more risk by people who don't understand hydrolock.

Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673710
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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


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673729
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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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Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673757
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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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Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673782
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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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Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673818
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I like to use 1 or 2 oz of Redline SI-1 every fill up


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Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673848
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I just run Gumout All in One or Redline Si -1.


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