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Hi all, I am new here.

I recently went out and tried to start my quad...nothing. I kept my quad on a battery tender when not in use but my battery---the ORIGINAL battery---finally died. I got that corrected and tried to start the quad but it wouldn't fire.

Long story short as I tried to start it more and more, I smelled what smelled like mineral spirits/paint and I realized that the gas was bad and varnished. I drained the carburetor bowl and siphoned the gas off the tank. I added new gas with stabil in it and finally got it started.

At first, the quad was hesitating, very lightly backfiring, and ultimately leveled off. I had to adjust the idle up just a little bit but it seems to be running mostly well. Maybe just a little hesitation here or there.

I have seen some compelling things about seafoam and thought it might be worth a try to eliminate the varnish from the tank/carb if much is left. I don't think it is too bad but I want to clean it out.

If I were to use Seafoam, how exactly would I use it? Mix it with gas to clean the tank? Just use it in the carb (if so, how?).

Thanks,
Mike
 

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Agree^^ The ratio is on the can.
 

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Hi all,

One more question.

I found it at my Autozone and it seems straight forward enough.

It said to add one ounce per gallon of gas, which is easy enough to do. For my four wheeler problem, would it be wise to add it at 3 to 4 times since I am trying to undo some unknown level of varnishing? Then to go to recommended ratios of 1 oz per gallon for my future fuel use?

Also, can this be used for weedeaters and chainsaws where the oil is mixed in as well?

Thanks,
Mike
 

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I'm not sure about the 2 stroke motors, but I would not use more than the recommended amount. I'm sure they have the recommended amount for a reason...
 

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Yeah why do you think they'd call it sea foam if you couldn't use it in outboards.
 
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