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Picked up a can of Seafoam Engine Treatment and used it on my Crx. Seemed to work, Noticed some better pick up, but was wonder if anyone else has used it.
 

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I used some in my motorcycle. it also Seemed to pick up a bit. but I'm skeptical of things like this. I mean you shouldn't really need a product like this unless the car has been sitting for some months. I tend to be of the opinion that if the car isn't running top notch, just pouring some crap in the gastank isn't going to solve the problem (even though i hoped it would).
At least it doesn't hurt. So for 8 bucks or whatever, might as well. Then get some Techron and run that in the next tank of gas.
 

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I used to use it in my Nighthawk a bit. The bike was pretty old and had sat for a while, enough to deteriorate the valve stem seals, so the carbs were pretty nasty. It would run but startup and even normal idle were rough at best. I didn't want to pull the carbs so I tried Seafoam, and it was perfect after that. Used 1/3 in the oil, 1/3 in the tank, and 1/3 sucked in through the carb/throttle body as directed. I would be surprised if you saw performance improvement, but it should clean things out nicely.
I think Seafoam is basically diesel fuel. There was a big discussion about this on my motorcycle board, I think it's a common thing with older vehicles. When someone brought up that it may be diesel, someone else pointed out that the service manual for I think it was marine or some farm equipment engines called for a tenth tank of diesel every so often.
 

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I don't think you'd be happy with the results if you put diesel fuel in your crankcase like you can with seafoam.

SeaFoam is just concentrated additives and detergents that you find in all oil, gas, diesel, and other lubes.

You'll probably only notice results if your engine is really dirty/old, but it's not bad pm.
 

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the Ranger board guys recommend this stuff... they claim it will give a few ponies back by cleaning out the engine.
 

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I assume you all put it in the gas tank.. which in and of itself works great.. but if you really wanna clean your engine.. take off the intake piping, and then dribble it into the throttle body while the car is running.. you know manually work the TB when its running, and let the sea foam get sucked down the intake.. pour in enough so the car, almost dies.. but not enough to kill it... (read that in the can of sea foam)

Its supposed to really really smoke like the devil.. and you keep doing it until the smoke is 90% gone.. it really cleans up the intake, and the valves... there is an old man who does this treatment in the parking lot of the oreilly's I work at.. its quite a site let me tell ya...

I am not a paid employed of the seafoam company.. just a satisfied customer...

I am however a paid employee of Oreilly Auto Parts.. so please.. feel free to pick up your seafoam at your local Oreilly's!! :D
 

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Haha sneak..... Nice plug..... We dont even have orielys around here.. i think this stuff is good for old sluggish engines.... but think you would nee no improvment from it in a new engine....
 

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Lucky for me, all i have is old tired engines.
 

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i think im gonna try some out via the intake method to see if i can get this h22 to decide on an idle speed. the motor sat for a year almost on an engine stand and for 2 years before that in a car :lol:
 

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i just used 3 cans of that stuff in the last week. i pull the vacume line off of the brake booster and let it dribble into it then use the other half of the can through the throttle body. it gets rid of carbon buildup and it seams to help throttle responce and smoothes out the idle on alot of used engines....

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sneaky_pete said:
I am not a paid employed of the seafoam company.. just a satisfied customer...

I am however a paid employee of Oreilly Auto Parts.. so please.. feel free to pick up your seafoam at your local Oreilly's!! :D
How long have you worked there? I worked for oreillys for 4 years at 3 different stores as an auto color specialist and night manager, until I got a job w/ a local parts supplier that pays WAY better hourly wages starting out than most oreilly asst. managers make in a years time. It was a mostly enjoyable job but it just didnt pay the bills like where Im at now...

Theres an awesome fuel system cleaner made by a company here in wichita named BG products, the product is called 44K:
http://www.bgprod.com/products/fuelair.html

On the upside, its THE BEST fuel cleaner Ive ever used, it makes more of a difference dumping it straight into the gas tank, than seafoam does going through the throttle body, and BG has another product to go through the throttle body they usually sell with 44K, where 44K is the follow-up treatment.

On the downside, the combo cleaner kit usually goes for about 25-30 bux, and a bottle of 44K goes for around 8-10 bux depending on who you get it through, but anything you get from the average retail supplier doesnt compare for a second to how it works..
 
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