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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Does Sea foam work


I have seen in a lot of posts on this forum about using sea foam. Many people recommend it and it seems to be frequently used in USA. I have never tired it and the product is not available in Sweden where I live. What I would like to know is:

1. Does it really work? Will the engine be cleaned without being harmed?

2. There are other kinds of products like for example STP sells cleaners for EFI systems and carburetors. Is STP:s products analogue with sea foam?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 01:04 AM
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Seafoam beats all other cleaning products in my opinion. I use it in all my vehicles, atvs, motorcycle, boat, and lawn equipment. I have had rough running engines & just running a bottle of that stuff thru made a big improvement.
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In a word... YES!!

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Not just yes, but HELL YES! I always carry it with me on the trails. I would also consider Marvels Mystery Oil. I have been using both for many many years with great results.........

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Sea Foam definitely works and I'm not into snake oil stuff!

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Ok, to convince me completely could you also give one or two exampels where it has solved a real life problem?

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never even heard of this stuff until becoming a member on this forum, this past winter my 1988 yamaha phazer started running like a pile of sh$t, backfiring wouldn't rev up barely idled, so i said id give sea foam a shot, all i did was put it in my gas kept the machine going as long as i could then it died. let the sea foam sit in the carbs for 3 days. the machine ran like a top again with no further issue's. i will stand by this stuff until the day i die.

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Here's a good example. I'm a prospector.I go out looking for gold.I have three dredges. Before I found out about this stuff, my time getting ready to go out involved tearing the carbs apart to clean them out before starting them. Now it's just gas and go.Plus the motors run a lot better too. My fuel use has gotten much better(milage). Same with my quad!

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I haven't had any experiences with restoring the smoothness of an engine, but when I was having trouble with my push mower, I was doing research and a bunch of guys on there told me about Seafoam. Swore by it.

I never heard of it until I was searching for the answer to my lawnmower issue. I now put it in all my gas for my snowblower, leaf blower, lawn mower, weed whacker, chainsaw, and I run a bottle through my truck whenever I feel like it.

Turns out the issue with my mower wasn't a fuel quality issue, it's a primer issue. But figured that out, and it starts fine now. The mower says to prime it 5 times, but it's more like 20-30 times.

Started it up last weekend for the first time this season and it ran like crap and wouldn't stay running again. Took the air filter off and sprayed carb cleaner in it until it finally stayed running. I don't know if the fuel I had stored in it went bad or what. It had Seafoam and stabilizer in it. I don't know what would make a carb get dirty from just sitting all winter. Took me like 10 minutes to get it running. Hope it's fine next week when I mow.

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Seafoam rocks!!! As a Master Technician at a Polaris Dealership I don't believe in "mechanic in a bottle" but after giving seafoam a shot, I swear by it!! I put in the new machine set ups and have NEVER had a starting issue even if the machine sit on showroom floor for a year!
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