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    Super Member Iplayfarmer's Avatar
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    Default Thanks to Sea Foam

    I posted some questions last fall about Sea Foam and got some pretty good responses here on TBN. I used it in all of my small gasoline engines last fall and I've been getting them all back out again and running over the past few days. I'm posting back here to let everyone know my results...

    I am impressed!

    I have two engines in particular that used to require a special sequence to start. The one always needed a little shot of ether before I tried starting it. It fired up on the second or third revolution after sitting all winter. It has started the same on every time I've started it since. The other engine always needed to turn with the starter for quite a while before it would start to sputter. Often I'd deplete the battery and have to hook up a charger with starter boost to finally get the thing started. It took more that a two or three revolutions, but it still started with hardly any problem.

    I went to Checker and bought another can of sea foam so that I'll have it on hand.
    From now on I will only buy cars that are a silver/grey color. Then I can make all body repairs with Duct Tape.

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    Veteran Member weldingisfun's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    I am not familiar with Sea Foam. Obviously, it has someting to do with the fuel. Just exactly what is it? And, where is it available?

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    Super Member Iplayfarmer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    As I understand it's a fuel additive that was designed originally for marine engines. Do a search on TBN for it and there's some good advice about adding it directly into the carbeuretor. Here's a link to the web site...

    Sea Foam
    From now on I will only buy cars that are a silver/grey color. Then I can make all body repairs with Duct Tape.

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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    I used Stabil in all my small engine mowers and just got them all out yesterday. all started just like they did last year when using them all the time.

    Glad you had similiar results with Seafoam.

    Ben

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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    Napa stores around here sell it.

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    Elite Member RalphVa's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    I used Sea Foam in my Gravely. It fixed a poor idle problem.

    I've heard that it isn't that great for fuel injected engines.

    Ralph
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    Silver Member Onthesauk's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    At the suggestion of a lawn mower mechanic, when I couldn't get a generator started, I now use it in everything. Think it's suppose to be a cleaner and stabalizer. Buy it at NAPA. Works for me.
    Ford 3000

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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    Quote Originally Posted by RalphVa
    I've heard that it isn't that great for fuel injected engines.

    Ralph
    Ralph I am kind of hoping that you are wrong. I am using it in my boat that is fuel injected and have been having problems with it idling. Was told to put a couple of cans in as I have a 40 gallon tank. So last fall just before I put the boat away for the winter I put two cans in and ran it around some. I also started my boat during the winter a couple of times. So I won't know until this summer but I am hoping it does the job for me.


    murph
    "This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks."

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    Silver Member heymack's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thanks to Sea Foam

    Quote Originally Posted by RalphVa
    I've heard that it isn't that great for fuel injected engines.

    Ralph
    Any reasons? I've followed discussions and used for the past couple years and haven't heard or noticed any problems.

    Info directly from Seafoam's website:

    SEA FOAM MOTOR TREATMENT for Gas Engine Applications

    100% Pure Petroleum
    Use in All Engines in All Seasons
    2 Cycle, 4 Cycle, and Diesels
    Treats 3 Critical Areas: Gas Tank, Fuel Systems, and Crankcase


    Cleans fuel injectors
    Cleans carburetor jets
    Cleans carbon
    Stabilizes fuels
    Upper cylinder lube
    Removes moisture in fuel
    De-icer
    Frees sticky lifters
    Frees sticky rings
    Removes moisture in oil
    Cleans P.C.V. systems
    Cleans catalytic converter odors
    Oxygen sensor safe

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