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Old 04-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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what the gig with this stuff?? is it a good product?heard alot of good about it,somebody says you can dump this stuff right down the carb, thats kinda scarry but is it true? the car runs great ,new oil,plugs etc..but like i said it was sitting for awhile can you give me some hints on using this im always out to make my car a little more gooder ..ha ha thanks Richard

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I have been using it for years,When my gas gauge went south in the vette,Seafoam fixed it and when it happened to my Diesel gauge,it fixed that too.
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you dump it right in the tank or down the carb??
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Seafoam was originally designed for marine use.. boats sit idle for several months during the winter.. it removes moisture ,corrosion and cleans the entire fuel system .. if you drive the car regularly and use quality gas, you won t need it..but if its sits for long periods, its good to flush it out, just pour it in the tank.... newer generations have problems with fuel level sensors corroding and affecting the gauge [ benefits of ethanol] ... Seafoam or Chemtool will clear it up .

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you dump it right in the tank or down the carb??
Put this stuff in the gas tank to treat the fuel system.

And if you want to remove carbon build-up in the combustion chambers then very very slowly add into the intake manifold. Also, don't dump it down the intake or you will run the risk of hydro-locking the engine. There is a procedure for adding to the intake manifold thru a vacuum source (port). You can "google" carbon build-up removal procedure for more info.
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I put a bottle in at fill up about every 10,000 miles.
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I've used it in my old 97 Camaro SS. I hope it works, because it sure costs enough.
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It's just another way of taking your hard earned money out of your pocket and putting it in someone else's pocket. If your engine or gasoline doesn't have any problem then it fixes nothing. I have never put any kind of additive in any of my cars since I began driving in 1964 and they have all run perfectly. I have read SeaFoam was for "helping" gasoline from going stale but yet the gasoline in my pickup easily lasts 8-10 months without any additives.

The problem is people with no mechanical knowledge share their knowledge of nothing with other people with a knowledge of nothing and so on. The very best source of information is the guy who makes his living racing cars and I can guarantee you he isn't using any SeaFoam.

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so thats one NO vote from Toobroke.LOL! you re right, as I said above, if there s nothing wrong with the fuel system, it won t do anything for it.. but if it has been parked for a long time [ the op said for years] Chemtool in the tank will clean the crap out of a fuel sytem, and especially carbs.. and costs 1/2 price of Seafoam ..
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so thats one NO vote from Toobroke.LOL! you re right, as I said above, if there s nothing wrong with the fuel system, it won t do anything for it.. but if it has been parked for a long time [ the op said for years] Chemtool in the tank will clean the crap out of a fuel sytem, and especially carbs.. and costs 1/2 price of Seafoam ..

Back in the days of leaded gasoline it was real common to see a lot of varnish build-up on every part that was located above the gasoline level as gasoline would get splashed on those parts then dry into a brown gummy deposit. And the tops of carburetors also got coated with brown gummy deposits because of the escaping fumes from the bores and bowl vents. But once we made the change to unleaded gasolines those gummy deposits no longer form.
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