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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Using Seafoam

You all gave me the advice to use Seafoam in all my ATV's. I just purchased some from WM yesterday, can you all give me some advice on how to use it? Is it one can to one tank of gas?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 07:19 AM
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One can to one tank of gas would be WAY too much! It should say on the side of the can and I believe the dosage depends on whether you are trying to clean/restore or just using it as a preventative measure.

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Only use 1oz per gallon of gas. Too much may cause problems.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Well on my arctic cat, I am trying to clean and prevent. On my polaris, I am trying to prevent. so how much should I put and should I wait till I fill up the tank again?
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Personally, I run 2oz to 1 gallon to clean, 1oz to 1 gallon to maintain.

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To clean/prevent i used 3 oz. per gallon for a couple of tanks then dropped back to 1 oz. per gallon. To prevent, 1 oz. per gallon. I started this when the tanks were 1/2 to 3/4 empty. To make it simple would treat both bikes the same. Its not gonna hurt the Polaris. I use Sea Foam in everything!!

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Indeed, 1 oz per gallon is the manufacturer's recommended amount for prophylactic fuel treatment. Agree that up to 3 oz per gallon would be ok for a deep cleaning but unnecessary for continued use. A 16 oz can in a 4.5 gallon tank would be a lot, but in your auto a whole can would do just fine.

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Sea Foam | How to Use Sea Foam Motor Treatment

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Using too much will not hurt anything, IIRC its a 100% petroleum product. BUT is a waste of $$... I personally use 1oz per gallon as a preventative and 2-3 oz per gallon in a problem engine.

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On a side note...I have a 99 Suburban with 200k miles. It's so clean, I will keep this sucker forever. It was starting to get a little rough idle. Threw in two bottles of Seafoam with 15 gallons of gas to see if I could clear it up. Burned about 7 gallons so far, and I can already tell the idle is improving. Great stuff.

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If you use a too much Seafoam, if there is water in the gas, will it burn out as white exhaust, with a bad smell? I probably used too much. I notice it more when I use gas from one particular station. I'm not loosing any coolant, so that's the only thing I can think it is. Any ideas about have too much in your tank, or it just does not like Go Mart gas. The bike runs great otherwise.

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