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To Seafoam or Not? #4673622
02/21/18 07:07 PM
02/21/18 07:07 PM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
Marco620 Offline OP
Marco620  Offline OP
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Kansan,1911 45ACP 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.


15' Civic 179k.0w20 Redline/Archoil9100,Eibach,Yokohama/Borla Exhaust/Tein Suspension/Fu7317/Redline Si-1
Right to work state proud. Non union household
Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673637
02/21/18 07:20 PM
02/21/18 07:20 PM
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Posts: 3,168
USA
Reddy45 Offline
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USA
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
02/21/18 08:13 PM
02/21/18 08:13 PM
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Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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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
02/21/18 08:23 PM
02/21/18 08:23 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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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.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673757
02/21/18 08:36 PM
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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.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673782
02/21/18 08:50 PM
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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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03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
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Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673818
02/21/18 09:22 PM
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Georgia
Charlie2015 Offline
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Georgia
I like to use 1 or 2 oz of Redline SI-1 every fill up


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: To Seafoam or Not? [Re: Marco620] #4673848
02/21/18 09:47 PM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
Marco620 Offline OP
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I just run Gumout All in One or Redline Si -1.


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