So what is the final word on Sea-Foam? Does it work?

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  1. Zack1978

    Zack1978 SILVER Star

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    Hey everyone,
    I have used sea foam on my 87 fj-60 once, and when I did it I dumped it down the carb. It bellowed the smoke for a while, then stopped. However you read different things, some people say that the smoke is just the Sea-Foam burning off, others asy it is the carbon. So what is it? Does it work or not? Any ideas or feedback?

    Thanks,
    Zack
     
  2. lowtideride

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    yes, it fouls plugs like there is no tomorrow. no, i saw,felt,noticed no change what so ever. not gonna buy it agian.
     
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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    I add it to my gas. It worked good on my 68 Buick to keep the valves from knocking....seems like that's what would fix it anyway.


    I used it about once a month. Figure it's $3 or so....can't hurt.
     
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    In the absence of a tall fence, it makes a good surrogate neigbour repellant. Oh, and I hear it makes easy disposal of latex gloves .. :D




    TY - hardcore techster extrordinaire
     
  5. Degnol

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    I have used it in my Yukon routinely. If your fuel system is old and no doubt plugged with all kinds of crap, the SeaFoam will loosen it and it may plug your fuel filter, or the screen in the carb. In my case, I had just rdone the tank, new lines and pump plus filter, so guess what it loosened.....all the little pieces of old gasket in the carb. The emulsifier tubes looked like they were full of toenail clippings. That's when I learned to rebuild a carb. Now I use it spring and fall.
    The only way I have used it is in the tank.

    GL

    Ed
     
  6. Zack1978

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    Well I was thinking more along the lines of a carbon build-up removal process. Does it do anything in the end?

    Zack
     
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    I used a 50/50 mixture of brake fluid and water. Can use 100% of either.

    Seemed to make some difference in mid to top range. Just seems to rev a little better.
     
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    Pretty much my experience. I had mucho carb problems with everything I poured it in, truck, mowers, boat. It works but prolly should be part of a regular maintenance program.
     
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    Bailey is right about the water thing. Drizzle it down the carb with the engine running about 1,000 rpm and that should help decarbinize it. Especially if you follow that with about an hour of highway driving. Using ATF in the same way unsticks sticky lifters, but only hydraulic lifters, IIRC. SeaFoam has some applications for crankcase and down the carb, but I've never tried them.
    I think SeaFoam in the tank is great if you have Fi, better than Techron, and cheeper.


    I------Like-------SeaFoam.

    JMO




    Ed
     
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