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post #81 of 156 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 02:59 PM
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i use it only when i need it, some guys use it every tank and others use it as a subsitute for stabil in the offseason
I wondered because how some spoke of how it will make it smoke,didn't think they would want to use it all the time for that reason.
Mixed according to the can's instructions, it doesn't smoke. Pouring it "straight" from the can into the running engine DOES make it smoke... but, that's a heavy-duty cleaning exercise. Mixed as described on the can, I use it ALL the time for my yard equipment and such.

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would sea foam help me get a recon running that has been sitting for 1.5 years
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Never used it and never will.
I bought a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with 150k on it a few years back,it would not get out of its own way when towing,and never got better than 12mpg when I was the only weight it was carrying even though it ran as smooth as could be...The old man who taught me a lot of what I know enginewise,and he has forgotten more than anyone on here will ever know told me to try some seafoam in my gas tank,and to add some in my oil for a few hundred miles before I changed it....I did,and my mpg went up to 16.5 average on that tank full,and above 17mpg from then on even without adding a second application of seafoam to the tank...After I changed my oil 1,000 miles later...My new oil stayed clean looking for well over 3,000 miles before it changed color a little darker,even when towing over 5k lbs of trailer,and atvs,and boat n such...Once a year now I add seafoam to all my gas tanks(vehicles),and several times a year I add a couple ounces to everything else that runs that is a 4stroke,and have no carb troubles,no FI problems,everything runs great,gets the best mpg I can expect with my driving habits...I cannot say anything bad about the stuff other than it costs me money to buy...

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I'm another recent convert, read all the posts before, thought it was a bunch of crap. WRONG! A friend, a marine mechanic, gave me a part bottle. Weedwacker ran with choke on the last 5-6 years, less than 5 minutes with seafoam and the choke wasn't needed. Put it in an old chainsaw and gave it a couple pulls each day - after a few days it started. Went bought a bottle.

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I have a few chain saws and weed eaters then are hard to start, or do not start at all.
I also have a weed eater that will only run with the choke on...

My question is where do I buy sea foam? So I can try it. After I try it it I will report back.

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You can buy it at any auto parts store,and wally world here carries it...

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x2, got mine from advanced auto, made an improvement for the 2 stroke chainsaws, and prevented the black build up I kept getting in the bayous carb tunnel away, but I've noticed a purple build up in the carb bowl instead...

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Oreilly's has a special going on right now buy 2 get 1 free, at $10 a bottle
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I have used it in an outboard motor with great results. The motor had set up for a while and would cut in and out when I would speed it up. After adding seafoam and running a tank of fuel through the motor it began running smooth. Never thought about using it in my atv.
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the only way i would use sea foam is if i bought a brand new truck, 4 wheeler, car, chain saw, etc, and used it from day one. i dont think i would ever use it on something thats more then 1 year old. i would be afraid it would knock a big chunk of gunk loose and put it somewhere its not supposed to be and scrap my engine.

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