Using Seafoam in oil


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Using Seafoam in oil

Postby dawgout81 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:42 pm



I read that a number of you use seafoam in the oil to clean the sludge. Maybe this was covered but I missed it.

How much do you put in? And do you drain any oil before adding the seafoam?



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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:03 pm

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 726229173#

here is a link to answer your questions , also the instructions are on the can.
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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby Mag » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:18 pm

Cool, also the BUGS BE GONE could help, we have alot of the issues the guy mentions here in the NW.

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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:18 pm

I keep my windshield coated with lemon Pledge, help shed water and makes removing bugs easier,adds a nice shine to paint too. 8-)
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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby Ghostman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:37 pm

I had an 86 Aspencade I bought that had sat around for some years. I drained out how many ounces of oil in the engine that Seafoam was going to replace . Took a nice leisurely drive and didnt wind the motor up while riding. Got home after about 120 miles and drained the oil and the Seafoam did a nice job. I let it sit for awhile and let it all drain out. New filter and oil and she was good to go. Follow the instructions on the can and take it easy and dont wind the motor up to the redline and you should be okay. If you do regularly scheduled oil changes and are good to go on maintenance I don't think you would have to worry about doing this.

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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby themainviking » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:32 am

Remember, if your oil is black, that is not an indication that you need to engine flush or use seafoam. It is supposed to get black. The ones I worry about are the ones that stay nice and golden change to change. The engine is not breaking in. On used bikes, when I get them, I use a normal engine flush as I am not very familiar with seafoam, but I am with engine flush. I will have to read up on that stuff, as everyone says it is the gift of the Gods. Hmmmm, my wife says that is chocolate, :lol:
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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby Mag » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:40 am

RoadRogue wrote:I keep my windshield coated with lemon Pledge, help shed water and makes removing bugs easier,adds a nice shine to paint too. 8-)



You forgot...."and I smell nice when I pass you on the F-way" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Ok, ok, I am going to the store to get some.

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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:17 am

themainviking wrote:Remember, if your oil is black, that is not an indication that you need to engine flush or use seafoam. It is supposed to get black. The ones I worry about are the ones that stay nice and golden change to change. The engine is not breaking in. On used bikes, when I get them, I use a normal engine flush as I am not very familiar with seafoam, but I am with engine flush. I will have to read up on that stuff, as everyone says it is the gift of the Gods. Hmmmm, my wife says that is chocolate, :lol:


This is 100% correct. One of the main jobs of oil is to remove carbon and other contaminants from the engine. The oil holds them in suspension, until it is drained. This is why it turns black - it's holding all kinds of stuff in there that needs to be taken out of the engine. If the oil is honey-brown when it's drained, guess where all that dirt and contamination still is?

That's why I was so amazed the first time I used Seafoam in the crankcase. I changed the oil, added Seafoam, rode for half an hour, then came home and drained the oil - and the oil was absolutely filthy, with a few chunks of black oily goop for good measure. The Seafoam had obviously dislodged quite a bit of sludge and dirt that had not been removed by normal oil changes.

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Re: Using Seafoam in oil

Postby tedmass » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:40 pm

Watch what kind of engine flush you put in the oil . These bikes have a wet clutch and you could coat the clutch with who knows what. That is not good .I would go with seafoam its a proven product. recommended by more Goldwing owners... for over a gazillion years. :lol: :D :lol:


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