seafoam in oil


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seafoam in oil

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:42 am



Just one more question for you all.
If i put seafoam in oil on the can it says you can run it in there for long term or short term to clean out engine. Can anyone tell me how long you should leave it in the oil. I just changed oil about 500 miles ago but bike sat for a few years?
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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby st4r50 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:57 am

I usually put it in 50-100 miles before an oil change.
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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:12 pm

I'm not comfortable putting it in long-term, as it thins the oil viscosity. That said, I will put it in maybe 50-100 miles before an oil change, and it makes a tremendous difference in the crud it evacuates.

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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:44 pm

ok thanks for the advice maybe i will just put it in and change the oil and maybe that will help with the sputtering in mid rpms. i did a compression test on it and found one side 90 and the other side at 120 the bike was cold, iam going to run sea foam in oil and change it and test when hot to see if it helps. i also am changing my timing belts i took the covers off and lined all the marks up and saw the right side belt is worn on the side and i can slide it off with out takeing the tensioner off that could have been bad! so thinking maybe its streached to much
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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby barkman49 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:11 pm

what is seafoam ? never heard of it before and where do you get it?
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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby st4r50 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:26 pm

Seafoam in the oil isn't likely to help with the sputtering, add a can to the next tank of gas you get. Run it for a while to get it into the carbs, then let it sit for a day or so then finish off the tank enjoying your wing :D

Have no fear if it smokes a little or smells different or even looses mpg during this tank. I add about 1/4 can to a tank about every 1/2 dozen tanks or so.

Did you park your wing on the center stand last time you rode it before the compression test? It's not a big thing but I'm one of those ppl who thinks the wing should be parked on the center stand and then shut down. I almost always park on the center stand. This way engine oil doesn't lay around in the left cylinders more than the right. It may change compression IDK.

Try the sf and see. Also how long since your last air/fuel filter inspection/change? If you have a dirty one of those it will not run right either.


Sea Foam can be found here http://www.seafoamsales.com/ you can get it at most auto parts stores, wally world, etc. also.
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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby WingForChrist » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:36 pm

Ok...big question here...I cannot believe someone has not asked yet. How much of the can do you add to the oil?

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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby WingForChrist » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:28 am

Well I am aswering this myself. I went ahead and added about a 1/3 of a can to the oil and drove it for about 100 miles and then changed the oil.

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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby flw » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:02 pm

I'll try to answer the oil to seafoam question by quoting the instructions for crankcase use:

Avg of 1 1/5 ounce per Quart of oil (my can contains 16 Fluid oz of Seafoam.)

For use in all motor oils including Synthetic.

Can be used before oil change or for long term cleaning.

When oil becomes dirty, change oil.


The comment on change when dirty is just stupid. Daaaaaa. How about change when its black or engine stops to allow you to change the oil....... or is it the engine !

What it does not say is, if using prior to oil change, how long in hours or miles you should have it in ( to loosen up crud) or more importantly don't have it in for more than so many hours or miles to avoid possible damage.

Also it does not say what is considered long term use for long term cleaning? Since regular bike oil and synthetics have a different duration between oil changes.

Now, I have put it in and then run my bike long enough for the oil and engine to be normal temps so it has time to circulate at temp throughout my engine and then change the oil/filter. I do not run with seafoam in my crankcase for long term cleaning. I only put it in just prior to changing my oil/filter that day. I may get less benifit but Its a risk I'm willing to take. With the lack of information, its risk vs reward in my mind.

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Re: seafoam in oil

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:08 am

flw wrote:Now, I have put it in and then run my bike long enough for the oil and engine to be normal temps so it has time to circulate at temp throughout my engine and then change the oil/filter. I do not run with seafoam in my crankcase for long term cleaning. I only put it in just prior to changing my oil/filter that day. I may get less benifit but Its a risk I'm willing to take. With the lack of information, its risk vs reward in my mind.


Precisely. I put clean oil in, add the Seafoam, go out and ride for an hour or two (at different speeds), come home and change the oil again. The oil will be unbelievably filthy after that ride.




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