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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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redx Vs seafoam

Hi all, ive been looking for seafoam in the UK but no luck, we have something simular called redx which you put in with petrol and or engine oil. question is, is redx as good as or less as good as seafoam for vn, if seafoam is best where if any can it be purchased in the UK or will i have to purchase from US
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Try it and give us your opinion. Any carb or injector cleaner mixed with gas can help. Seafoam here is one of the best but not the only one.

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From what I have read on some UK forums, there seems to be no confirmed advanatage to using Redx. However the general thoughts seem to be adding a small amount to the fuel on occasioin might , and I repeat, might help clean out the fuel system, but many point out that name brand gasoline, sorry, petrol, conatins detergents that already do this.

From the posts I read I would hazard a guess that the stuff is simular to Seafoam, but lacks the testimonials one finds here about Seafoam, so I would not walk away thinking they are the same thing....and that you might be better off using something specificly made to clean carburators instead.

But as mentioned, it likely is not going to hurt anything using a small amount in the tank, you will have to be the judge yourself if there is any improvement to be seen.


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cheers, will let you all know how it goes
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I have never heard of Redx, but have used Seafoam. It is good stuff, but has now been priced out of my reach. I use it to soak the float bowls on my Vulcan 750 about every 6 months, and that's about it. I use Chevron gas, which is supposed to have this stuff call Techron in it that helps clean the fuel system. However, that is not the case. I remove and clean the carburetors on my car and truck about once a year, and always find gunk in them. I also remove and clean the carbs on my daughters and my dirt bikes about once a year, and find gunk in them too. Even though all these vehicles still run good, I want to clean things up before it starts having a noticeable effect on how they run. So far, I have put 43,000 miles on my Vulcan, and it still runs fine, and I don't want to remove the carbs due to the degree of difficulty involved. But I know if I did remove them, I would find gunk inside. It happens to all carburetors. And yes, it happens to fuel injection systems too.

Also, I have found, through experience, that pouring fuel system cleaners like Gumout and Berryman Chemtool into car and truck gas tanks on a regular basis has no noticeable effect. The fact is, that gasoline contains components which do not evaporate, and they are always left behind when the other parts do evaporate. Simple physics. No matter what you put in the fuel, fuel systems need to be taken apart and cleaned once in a while. And I will eventually get around to doing it on the Vulcan. Jerry.

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Hi Chris, As far as I know there is no way of getting Seafoam in the UK. It was discussed on the forums about six months ago and nobody knew of anywhere to get it here. There was also some problem getting it shipped over because of the laws brought out to combat terrorism (i think) but I can't remember the details.
I've been using Redex since the mid 70's to great effect on bikes and cars. I gave the VN a big drink of it when I got it just over a year ago to clear up some uneven running and now just use it if the bikes feeling a bit rough, or as a preventative when I remember.
It would be nice to get an expert to compare the ingredients though.

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By all accounts Seafoam is only available in North America. Members elsewhere in the world have tried different products available to them. I don`t recall specifics as to brand names or results obtained.

It seems your fellow countryman, Retro Gaz, has had some positive results from using Redex. I can only suggest trying it yourself, and reporting on your experience with it. Putting a small amount in each tankful would seem to do no harm, and if it improves the running quality of your engine, so much the better. It seems to me, that all you are gambling is the cost of the product.

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Here is the best discription I could find on REDEX fuel conditioner.
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Here is the best discription I could find on REDEX fuel conditioner.
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Km : I was just pointing out that whatever you state is not gospel and you've got the biggest collection of internet info I have ever seen/read. Keep it up and install knowledge in us all. Thank you for pointing out your opinion as we ALL have that ability to write, our opinion. Amsoil man.

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