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Old 08-29-2016, 04:13 PM   #21
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I have a 05 Mustang with the small V6 and 240K on it. I've put seafoam in it once a year. Starts like new, runs great. Can't say it's all because of seafoam, but I was gonna sell it 5 years ago. I figured, why?
I assume it cleans the injectors and keeps any residue from building up anywhere.

Gasoline is a "bio" fuel which means it rots or oxidizes. So like Bevo said, oxygen is bad, not your friend until it's sucked (or blasted by a turbo) into the cylinder.
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Patrick recommends the Chevron Techron fuel cleaner over seafoam. I used it in my zx7 and worked like a champ on the carbs....Since I no longer ride the bike on a super regular basis and sometimes 2-3 weeks pass between starts, I add this in to nearly every tank unless I know the gas will get used in a hurry.
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.... I know the gas will get used in a hurry.
This is the best way to keep the gas in you tank fresh!! Better than any additive.
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Seafoam will attack the rubber in motorcycle carbs. Stabil or TC3 should be used if you don't ride very much.
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Seafoam will attack the rubber in motorcycle carbs. Stabil or TC3 should be used if you don't ride very much.
Interesting, as Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited recommends Seafoam for bikes
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Q: How long will Sea Foam stabilize stored fuel? A: two years, at least

Q: Can Sea Foam petroleum products affect seals, gaskets, or o-rings? A: not possible
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Interesting, as Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited recommends Seafoam for bikes
I thought Patrick recommended the Techron by Chevron see Dbuck's post.
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I thought Patrick recommended the Techron by Chevron see Dbuck's post.
Shoot him a PM, I know for a fact he recommended Seafoam during a maintenance class.
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Shoot him a PM, I know for a fact he recommended Seafoam during a maintenance class.
I use Seafoam with Startron as a preservative.
I use the Techron fuel system cleaner as a preventative.
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I use the Techron fuel system cleaner as a preventative.
can you explain what you mean by preservative? I know the definition, but definition in regards to motorcycles.
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Preservative meaning preserves the gasoline to still be useable. Usually good for 2-3 months.
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Preservative meaning preserves the gasoline to still be useable. Usually good for 2-3 months.
that's it? I thought with sea foam or stabil it's good for a year.
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that's it? I thought with sea foam or stabil it's good for a year.
Not with todays ethanol.
The ethanol evaporates very quickly.
Once it does the additives drop out of suspension/form deposits.
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Seafoam is a solvent. I don't know why you would try to use it as a stabilizer. My buddy who rebuilds crabs for a living will not touch it. He says he can tell if a bike has been stored with Seafoam because the Viton tips on the float valves will be swollen. Good enough for me.
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Seafoam is a solvent. I don't know why you would try to use it as a stabilizer. My buddy who rebuilds crabs for a living will not touch it. He says he can tell if a bike has been stored with Seafoam because the Viton tips on the float valves will be swollen. Good enough for me.
How does he feel about Shell Rotella in motorcycles?
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Not with todays ethanol.
The ethanol evaporates very quickly.
Once it does the additives drop out of suspension/form deposits.
dang I hate ethanol stupid liberal bs enviromental whacos. .

What I want to know is how Rick and Darryl get gas in the Walking Dead. It me off. I leave some bad fuel in my gixxer for a year and it runs like and Darryl is riding around on that pos chopper for 4 seasons now.
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Seafoam is a solvent. I don't know why you would try to use it as a stabilizer. My buddy who rebuilds crabs for a living will not touch it. He says he can tell if a bike has been stored with Seafoam because the Viton tips on the float valves will be swollen. Good enough for me.
Seafoam is a mild solvent.
I use it to help keep the thick additives in the ethanol suspended.
It's not going to swell Viton seats. If the reasoning is that they swell because it's a solvent, what would you call gasoline?
However ethanol will most certainly cause them to swell.
You ought to see what ethanol does to plastic tanks, talk about swelling.
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dang I hate ethanol stupid liberal bs enviromental whacos. .

What I want to know is how Rick and Darryl get gas in the Walking Dead. It me off. I leave some bad fuel in my gixxer for a year and it runs like and Darryl is riding around on that pos chopper for 4 seasons now.

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