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Old 10-19-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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Your thoughts on Seafoam?

Hmm.... I've read bunch of stuff on how good Seafoam works on cleaning the carbs. Bike is running fine right now and I ride regularly, but I'm paranoid about the carbs clogging up so I've been adding some Seafoam after every fill-up. But the Seafoam ain't that cheap! Is it a worthwhile investment I wonder?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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its a awesome tool/cleaner. dont over use it as it will dry out o rings, i will use it in a gas tank and then follow with some lucal fuel cleaner/lubricator.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:09 AM   #3
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u should run a thing of seafoam every oil change and run lucas in the meantime. it will keep the fuel from creating deposits on the jets and all.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:06 AM   #4
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:40 AM   #5
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I use SF or Berryman Chem tool every few tanks. Chem tool is way cheaper and I know it cleans like a . All gas cans that sit for a while have Sea Foam in them too.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:42 AM   #6
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:06 AM   #7
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idk.... i used an additive prolly twice a year or if it was gonna sit for a bit.
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i put it in everything. motorcycle. boat, lawnmower, chain saw.. works great no problems..
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:50 AM   #10
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I've had problems with clogged injectors 3 times due to bad gas. The seafoam fixed my issues everytime. It takes about a tank to work through the system. I usually get on the freeway and get the revs up to blow any out. Worth the 10 bucks you pay for it.
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how does it work with older bikes. and i use a little water remover every couple tanks, and some carb cleaner from oriellys. bike runs a little better. i have had water in my tank 3 times from hole gas stations. how do yall preportion the seafoam gal/ounce or what
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I put about 1/4 of a can every couple thousand miles. I wouldn't use it every tank myself but many have. It is a good cleaner.
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I do not vouch for the validity of this page but most information seems correct:
http://mechdb.com/index.php/Seafoam

Seafoam is a great product if used according to manufacturer directions!!!
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I'll use it as an engine top cleaner on high mileage NA motors. The whole "every fillup" thing is unecessary. The alcohol in the gas you'll invariably get every couple of tanks does a pretty good job of keeping things clean on its own.
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That website has some bold pictures......
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I'll use it as an engine top cleaner on high mileage NA motors. The whole "every fillup" thing is unecessary. The alcohol in the gas you'll invariably get every couple of tanks does a pretty good job of keeping things clean on its own.
Valves in most current day cars are pretty clean when I pull them, only ones with high oil consumption I see dirty even then though the mating services are not dirty.
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So how many parts per gallon should I use for my bike? 4.6 gallons = how much seafoam? and I know that I could "google" it but I want someone who has actually done it to give meh input, por favor?
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Valves in most current day cars are pretty clean when I pull them, only ones with high oil consumption I see dirty even then though the mating services are not dirty.
I guess I've always been more concerned with the combustion chamber than valves. I've definetly killed pinging and deiseling in a high-mileage 5.0 with the "smoke show" application of seafoam.
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