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Seafoam

Postby Shane_11 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:16 pm



which kind to use for treating oil for sticking starter drive ?



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Re: Seafoam

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:26 pm

use the motor treatment,not tranny treatment or the Deep creep. Read the can for dosage. Add Seafoam to oil,run engine gently for a couple hundred miles max.Change oil and filter. you should see very black oil when you change it out ,This stuff really dissolves the gunk in your engine.
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Re: Seafoam

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:10 pm

I tried this once - I changed the oil in my engine, so that it was fresh and clean. I added half a can of Seafoam to my crankcase, then went out and rode for half an hour. I then came back and drained the "clean" oil - and what came out was absolutely disgusting, blackish grey with clumps of goop. It's amazing what the Seafoam will dislodge in your engine.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby Shane_11 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Thanks for the quick response , only kind I have so far is fuel treatment . But not giving up .

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Re: Seafoam

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:20 am

Heres the can I use.
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Re: Seafoam

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Me, too. In fact, that's my hand in the picture. :)

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Re: Seafoam

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:56 pm

Yes WingAdmin,it is your hand and your empty can,couldnt find one in my man cave.I just raided your how to articles for the pic. Seemed the fastest way to get the info out there. :D
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Re: Seafoam

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:18 am

I buy it by the gallon and have a hand pump that measures it out one ounce per pump. Seafoam is AWESOME in the crankcase and as a fuel addative. It's also my favorite dessert topping! :D

Just kidding about that last part, it's WAY too expensive to put on ice cream!! ;)

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Re: Seafoam

Postby Shane_11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:35 pm

Thanks very much , that is the same can I looked at in NAPA . On my way to NAPA tomorrow .

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Re: Seafoam

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:50 pm

I have a question, after using this Seafoam in the oil and after removing it and placing in a new filter and fresh oil does the engine seem to run smoother or What's the change, or can you tell?

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Re: Seafoam

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:07 pm

It depends on whether you are currently having a problem with sludge buildup in your engine. The part of the engine that suffers most (and first) from sludge buildup seems to be the starter clutch. Many sticking starter clutches can be fixed with a treatment of Seafoam to the crankcase. Or...you can do what I do, and just do it as a preventative measure before putting it away each winter.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:47 pm

How much do you put in for the winter? How long do you run the engine after putting it in?
Since I have not used it in the oil before, should I wait till spring to add it? Run it for a few miles and then change the oil and filter? I have already added it to the gas tank for the winter.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby Morgul » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:43 am

WARNING! Stupid question alert! Is the Seafoam you put into your crankcase also a fuel stabilizer? If not, what do you use?

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Re: Seafoam

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:58 pm

Wilcoy02 wrote:How much do you put in for the winter? How long do you run the engine after putting it in?
Since I have not used it in the oil before, should I wait till spring to add it? Run it for a few miles and then change the oil and filter? I have already added it to the gas tank for the winter.


I add half a can to a half-tank of gas, then I fill the gas tank to the top - just to make sure it's well mixed. Then I go out and ride for half an hour or so - but running it at idle for 15 minutes would likely ensure it's well into the carbs if you can't do that.

I put the other half of the can into the crankcase.

You really need to change the oil before you put it away for the winter - that's the single most important thing you can do. So throw some in the crankcase, go out and ride for half an hour, then come home and drain it and do your oil/filter change.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:59 pm

Morgul wrote:WARNING! Stupid question alert! Is the Seafoam you put into your crankcase also a fuel stabilizer? If not, what do you use?


Yes, it is an excellent fuel stabilizer. No questions are stupid questions! :)

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Re: Seafoam

Postby dragon2000 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:16 pm

A friend of mine suggested that I use the Seafoam on my Valkyrie after it starting missing.

Adding it to my fuel, It didn't even take a full can for it to work. I also use it as a fuel stabilizer for both of my bikes and snow blower (also a Honda) :) .

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Re: Seafoam

Postby thrasherg » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:32 pm

i wanted to re-iterate Wingman's statement. You Should change yourt oil before storing the bike for the winter, when the engine runs it causes very nastic (Caustic acids) as biproducts of the combustion process to be created, these acids get mixed in with the engine oil. If you leave the bike standing for a long time the acids that are mixed in with the oil will attack bearing surfaces. If you get the engine nice and hot change the oil and then store the bike with new oil, it is MUCH better for the health and life of the engine..

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Re: Seafoam

Postby myYellowbird » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:30 am

Has any one used Marvel Mystery Oil. I put in 2ozs every fill up on my 05 Royal Star Tour Deluxe never had any issues carbs, were very clean never had to tune the carbs even after 60,000 miles. Engine oil always clean. Traded that bike for my wing. Seems when i use the Marvel Mystery oil i get a little. better fuel mileage. Just wondering since new Goldwings are fuel injected.Just curious got a lot off friends they swear by if in all there vehicles.
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Re: Seafoam

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:42 am

MMO is very similar in function to Seafoam, so yes, it works great for that purpose.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby dean_3326 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:51 am

I have used Seafoam for several years in everything from my lawnmower to my Van. The stuff works for me.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby guitarlos » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:54 am

Does Seafoam seem to swell seals? O-rings and such? Anyone ever had an issue with this?

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Re: Seafoam

Postby dean_3326 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:13 pm

It does not swell O rings. Some other guys have soaked O rings in Seafoam with no problems.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby bobalooby1 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:47 pm

Morgul wrote:WARNING! Stupid question alert! Is the Seafoam you put into your crankcase also a fuel stabilizer? If not, what do you use?

I use Marine grade Sta-bil for storage. And seafoam as an occasional carb cleaner.. i had a bad experience once when i used seafoam as a winter storage additive come the following spring.. but that's another story.. i make sure i run all the seafoam out of the tank after treating carbs. and add fresh gasoline afterwards.

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Re: Seafoam

Postby KYWinger » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:30 am

:?: :?: Any thoughs about adding Seafoam tto the driveshaft to clean things up? Since I'm fairly sure the oil has not been changed in the 3 years the bike's been i storage, I wondering about putting a some in and running it for a bit prior to changed the oil ......
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Re: Seafoam

Postby guitarlos » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:35 am

KYWinger wrote::?: :?: Any thoughs about adding Seafoam tto the driveshaft to clean things up? Since I'm fairly sure the oil has not been changed in the 3 years the bike's been i storage, I wondering about putting a some in and running it for a bit prior to changed the oil ......
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I dont know that it would hurt it, youve got a heavy 75 - 90 SAW weight in there, surely it couldnt hurt it.

You are talking about the differential at teh rear tire?




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