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Old 09-30-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Seafoam Usage

What is the best way to use seafoam to clean out carbs. every time I let our scooter sit for more than a week then the float sticks and I have to tap on the carb. to get it working again, should I run the tank almost dry and then add it to the tank or add it to a full tank of gas?
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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Typically 3-4 ozs. per full tank will help prevent formation of residue / varnish.
If your carbs have a good bit collected in them it may not fully get rid of it all.
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I do it right before I change my oil, usually over the course of 2 tanks using 1/4 bottle everytime sometimes more.

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I Don't think you should need anything if your bike has only been sitting a week, but... If my bike has been sitting, I take one of the baby medicine syrnges inject about half a tea spoon into each carb. Then I put about 3-4 full table spoons into the tank and fill her up. I haven't had any problems so far. I have been told not to use to much seafoam, just cant remember why at this time.
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I will give it a try, I heard too much will detererate parts inside the carb. so I will start with teaspoon fills or 1 ounce per gallon and see what it does, thanks for all the help, I have never used this chemical before so I didn't know what to expect as far as results and usage for motorcycles.
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Can you use it on a pre-mix two stroke?
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That's just about all their site FAQ says about it. Hope that helps.
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Can you use it on a pre-mix two stroke?
I would not recommend it.
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how about for sportbikes...
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nm website says its a ok. Is there any major or minor benefit from throwing some in each gas fill up? Cleaner engine? Smoother ride? Less noise?
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Putting some in EACH gas fill up might do more harm than good. I don't know specifics but my guess is that since you will be changing the consistency of the gas, it might not burn all the way... Kinda like putting high octane on a car that only requires minimum.

Now doing it periodically, as others mentioned above (and on the other thread I started) hopefully cleans/clears some gunk out.
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Seafoam did the trick, runs like a top. Thanks
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:34 PM   #13
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A friend recommended it to me a few years ago. I have used it in moderation ever since.

the first time I used it, it removed so much from carbs and engine that I realised my bike wasnt quiet because it was in good shape, it was quiet because there was so much build up in it, deadening the sounds! YIKES! a lot more TLC went into my bikes after that :P
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Barryman chemtool works very well for carb too.
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Like others have said, run it before changing your oil. It is also a good habit to change the plugs after running any decent amount of cleaner. Run it through your tank at a high ratio. Remember a can per tank on a car is a lot different than a can per tank on a bike.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:27 AM   #16
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One last question, does StaBil do the same thing as Seafoam? One co- worker says no and one says yes. They say one's a cleaner and the other a stabilizer.
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No, they are not the same. They share some ingredients, but do different things.
In my carbed bikes I put 2-3 ounces of each per tankful.
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No, they are not the same. They share some ingredients, but do different things.
In my carbed bikes I put 2-3 ounces of each per tankful.
If seafoam cleans, what does it do?
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Basically it "stabilizes" the gas.

For more than you've probably ever wanted to know about the product:

http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/faq.aspx
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