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Old 11-01-2011, 03:08 PM
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How much Seafoam?

Just wondering, how much Seafoam do you use for one gallon?
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:11 PM
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i believe 1 oz for maintenance and 2 for cleaning
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:03 PM
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Agreed,
I like to run 1oz per gal as a regulat thing and 2-3oz per gal for a troubled motor.

http://www.seafoamsales.com/how-to-u...treatment.html


Give it at least a couple tank fulls before expecting to feel or see any differences...

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Old 11-03-2011, 05:59 PM
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I strongly recomend not using sea foam at all. It is honestly no good for todays engines. I know that people swear by it and yes it was great for leaded fuel but they have not changed their formula and it doesnt go well with todays gas at all. It will eat away at alot of the modern fuel lines and rubber seals and what not. I would recommend something like johnson/evinrudes 2+4 you can get it at any local marine dealership and the mix ratio is one ounce to every four gallons of fuel and they guarentee that you fuel will maintail the octane rating and will not phase seperate for a year. Sorry if I offended any die hard sea foam lovers but i am a marine/powersports technitian and have seen what sea foam has done first hand and has cost alot of people alot of money. Just my two cents
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:42 AM
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I strongly recomend not using sea foam at all. It is honestly no good for todays engines. I know that people swear by it and yes it was great for leaded fuel but they have not changed their formula and it doesnt go well with todays gas at all. It will eat away at alot of the modern fuel lines and rubber seals and what not. I would recommend something like johnson/evinrudes 2+4 you can get it at any local marine dealership and the mix ratio is one ounce to every four gallons of fuel and they guarentee that you fuel will maintail the octane rating and will not phase seperate for a year. Sorry if I offended any die hard sea foam lovers but i am a marine/powersports technitian and have seen what sea foam has done first hand and has cost alot of people alot of money. Just my two cents
While I agree with NOT using SeaFoam, or any fuel treatment that contains alcohol for long term usage, can you elaborate on what you've seen?

In my opinion, Star Tron is a much better, and safer product than SeaFoam.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:29 AM
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I strongly recommend not using sea foam at all. It is honestly no good for today's engines. I know that people swear by it and yes it was great for leaded fuel but they have not changed their formula and it doesn't go well with today's gas at all. It will eat away at alot of the modern fuel lines and rubber seals and what not. I would recommend something like Johnson/Evinrudes 2+4 you can get it at any local marine dealership and the mix ratio is one ounce to every four gallons of fuel and they guarantee that you fuel will maintain the octane rating and will not phase separate for a year. Sorry if I offended any die hard sea foam lovers but i am a marine/power sports technician and have seen what sea foam has done first hand and has cost a lot of people alot of money. Just my two cents,
Sea foam is 100% Petroleum,, it doesn't contain alcohol...

Here is a quote directly from there site.

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Sea FoamŪ Motor Treatment is a 100% pure petroleum product that safely and effectively cleans internal fuel and oil system components, helping your gasoline or diesel engine run cleaner and more efficiently. Sea FoamŪ is an EPA-registered product, and will not harm engine components, seals, gaskets, catalytic converters or oxygen sensors.

I also recommend Star Tron and use it in my marine applications.

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While I agree with NOT using Sea Foam, or any fuel treatment that contains alcohol for long term usage, can you elaborate on what you've seen?
I too would like to see more elaboration on your claims as well as some proof... BTW, Alcohol is what we are trying to REMOVE!! WHY would you want to ADD IT???

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:47 AM
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Anybody that really wants to know as much as possible about a product should read the MSDS.

Seafoam contains Isopropanol... which the last I knew was a form of alcohol.

In addition, if one wants a better list of what contains what, they may find this link interesting...

Is your gas additive safe with E10 fuel?

I learned a long time ago not to believe "anything I hear", and only half of "what I see". LOL
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:59 AM
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Anybody that really wants to know as much as possible about a product should read the MSDS.

Seafoam contains Isopropanol... which the last I knew was a form of alcohol.

In addition, if one wants a better list of what contains what, they may find this link interesting...

Is your gas additive safe with E10 fuel?

I learned a long time ago not to believe "anything I hear", and only half of "what I see". LOL
I agree with you about your last comment and looking at the MSDS sheet is excellent advice!

IF you read your link, Sea Foam lists IPA as additive, NOT Isopropyl. Now it very well could be Isopropyl, but it also could be something else. As I posted they plainly and clearly list there product contains 100% petroleum. In today's "climate" should such a claim prove false. They could be open to quite a lawsuit...

Something I also noticed, Hillbillyhays recommendation of 2+4 conditioner does clearly list alcohol as an ingredient...

I feel a disclaimer is in order... I do not work for any of these companies, I do not make a single centor get anything by recommending them. I do so because I have been using them for many years and they work/have worked and continue to work very well for me. I have never seen a lick of damage from doing so. This is for more than ten years and dozens of engines both small and large. Just saying...

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Next mods: Thor fender flairs & 800 Head pipes.

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I too would like to see more elaboration on your claims as well as some proof... BTW, Alcohol is what we are trying to REMOVE!! WHY would you want to ADD IT???

CW

Now, I would like to see more elaboration on your claim that it doesn't... other than misleading claims by the company that makes it.

EDIT: BTW, the link tests show it has alcohol. IPA is alcohol... call it an additive or whatever... it's still alcohol in the product.

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:10 AM
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I too would like to see more elaboration on your claims as well as some proof... BTW, Alcohol is what we are trying to REMOVE!! WHY would you want to ADD IT???

CW

Now, I would like to see more elaboration on your claim that it doesn't... other than misleading claims by the company that makes it.

EDIT: BTW, the link tests show it has alcohol. IPA is alcohol... call it an additive or whatever... it's still alcohol in the product.
My friend, do not make this personal.

I have said many times, my "proof" is I have used this product for many years. I have never seen any problems I could even remotely associate with its use. More importantly, it works for me!
Manufacturers need to "prove" there claims to get us to buy them. I recommend things because I like them and because they have worked for me in the past. SAME AS YOU.

Its no skin off either of our arses if someone uses this or not. I simply like to see "truths" or more accurately complete truths posted.

Your own link will not decisive say that IPA is alcohol. They say it is a known abbreviation...

CW
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Next mods: Thor fender flairs & 800 Head pipes.

CALL Thor @ www.TheATVSuperStore.com - 815-321-3888

Check out my ATV videos and please subscribe!! https://www.youtube.com/user/cwlongshot

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