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hi all as i read threads here i keep seeing people telling others to use sea foam to clean out there fuel system as an auto tech i would not tell anyone to use sea foam for anything if u read the bottle it has silicone in it witch holds moister and causes rust a far better product to use is lucas fuel system treatment it is oil based and silicone free i have used it in everything from tractors to dirtbikes and have never had rust in any tank that i have used it in
Lucas Oil Cylinder Lubricant Fuel Treatment is formulated for gasoline and diesel engines. It does not contain harmful solvents or alcohol. This product is a blend of heat-resistant, super-slick oils and additives with a high-detergent action that cleans and lubricates the fuel system. this is just my opinion and like they say opinions are like *******s everybody has one lol
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Didn't know about the silicone in it, but haven't had any problems. Also tried it one winter for storage instead of Stabil, no problem there either. Seafoam has always worked for me, in the gas or the oil.

I may give Lucas a try next time, almost out of Seafoam now.

I can however attest to the water attracting properties of ethanol, which most will agree, sucks big time. Just wish they would stop producing it.

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When I first used seafoam I went off the advice of other bikers telling me it would help my fuel system and I tried it and it worked. Didn't know about the ingredients but the results have kept me using seafoam through my last two bikes and a few cars.

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I have used Seafoam since joining this forum and reading the claims from other members I pour some in each spring for the first three tanks of fuel and then use a bit in every third or fourth tank. Never have a problem with that. I also use it in my snow blower, the lawn mower and yard vac. I pour some in each of the tanks before the first seasonal start and except for a slight initial problem of rough idle till it runs through the first quarter of the first tank everything has been fine for more than five years now. Before I used it I would have rough idle most of the time no matter what I did to smooth it out. I use a small amount after that first tank in every third or fourth fill just like the bike. I know several members have said not to use it in smaller engines but I have to go with what works for me. I use it in the car if it seems to have a slightly rough idle or I have run the tank down to fumes. Great stuff as far as I am concerned. I have not tried it in the oil of any engine of mine but maybe one day I will try that choice. It is a great product and when I find it on sale I will stock up on about a half dozen.

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used seafoam in various engines and fuel systems for years, never had a problem with it. Not gonna change.

also, I loved fogging the neighborhood for skeeters when you put it straight into an intake manifold while engine is warm and running. keep it running as best as possible while you go thru about 1/3 can. near end of that amount, pour (or let it suck enough in thru vacuum hose) enough in to stall engine. let it sit for 20-30 mins... restart engine, maintain 2k rpm or so, and watch them skeeters run for the hills

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Sorry Mr. Heaney...(were you on Green Acres?) but your view on Seafoam is falling on deaf ears. Way too many here have testimonials to its powers. And silicone does not hold moisture..but sure as hell gasoline with alcohol does.

I've used Seafoam for over a decade and have found it to do exactly as advertised. My lawnmower starts on the first pull each spring, my mechinic says my injectors on my sports car are clean as a whistle and my only complaint is how much the price of the stuff has gone up over the years...

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was not tryin to offend anyone in anyway just my opinion on the stuff
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was not tryin to offend anyone in anyway just my opinion on the stuff
I don't think anyone was really offended here as we have grown some thick skin to last on here over the years. We are just telling what our personal opinions are for Seafoam based on our own experience and what we have heard from others that we trust. We respect your right to have an opinion (well most of us do, lol) but for some reason this is Seafoam territory and that reason is because we all know it works just as it says on the bottle. It's great stuff and one of the few things that works as advertised for us. No real reason you have to use it yourself.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
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I love seafoam...ive been in plant where its made, and ive seen their demonstrations on how it works magic.
I use it in my vehicles, bike, atvs, and lawnmowers.

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