Quick SeaFoam Question


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IAAustin
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Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby IAAustin » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:54 pm



Well, whenever the weather straightens up around here and I can get my 82 GL1100 out I plan on changing the oil. I have used SeaFoam in the fuel before with much success and am thinking about running it in my crank case before the oil change. My question is, do I use the regular "engine" SeaFoam, or do I use the "transmission" SeaFoam to protect the clutch system? Thank you!



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trashtruck
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Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby trashtruck » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:03 pm

my can of seafoam doesnt specify engine or transmission. use the same stuff you put in the gas.
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Fulcrum
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Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby Fulcrum » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:37 pm

This is what I use. One third to half a bottle of the can on the left for the engine. And if that doesn't work I usually take two to four shots from the bottle on the right for me!
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skier
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Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby skier » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Yes, just use the regular SeaFoam, not the tranny stuff.

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Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby seabee_ » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:20 pm

Yep. Run 1/2 a can in the fuel tank for the carbs and 4 ozs in the crank case before an oil change. What I do is ride the bike for about 50+ miles, let it sit overnight. Ride again for about 50 more miles and change oil and filter while the oil is still warm. It will do many things, clean the clutch plates, starter sprag, lifters. Just one thing, KEEP the rpm's under 3500.
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IAAustin
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Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby IAAustin » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:30 pm

Thank you all for helping me out and pointing me in the right direction, will have to grab a bottle of Jose' and Seafoam :D

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Crmpacer
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Re: Quick SeaFoam Question

Postby Crmpacer » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Both the transmission and the engine formulas utilize the same three ingredients only in different proportions. I believe it would be safe to run either. (Most likely a marketing ploy to sell more of their product)




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