cleaning with sea foam


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cleaning with sea foam

Postby stan17570 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:30 am



I see a lot of people talking about using sea foam to clean there engines but don't know if I should I have an 81 gl1100 interstate and it seems to run good, a bit of a starting problem I think its a charging thing, but if I clean the engine with sea foam is there a chance of loosening up the engine from all the old crud and wreaking the engine?
thanks for the help



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Re: cleaning with sea foam

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:32 pm

It wouldn't be unheard of that you have an old seal somewhere that has failed, and it is only the layers of sludge up against it that are actually keeping the oil from leaking out. Flushing the sludge out of the engine with a dose Seafoam removes those sludge deposits, and as a result, you end up with oil leaking out. However, it's certainly not going to ruin your engine, just make apparent if you have a seal that has actually failed.

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Re: cleaning with sea foam

Postby stan17570 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:08 pm

ok thank you i'm going to clean the oil and the gas today and see what happens


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