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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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The gunk in my gasoline

A few days ago a introduced a seafoam/gasoline mixture to try to clear up what I assumed to be all the crap in my carbs that was causing them to overflow.

I drained the gas/seafoam mix, poured in a new batch of gasoline only and drained that. Here's what I came up with:



a milky, oil-in-water looking glob at the bottom of a glass of golden gasoline. Anyone know what this is? I used up the rest of my can of seafoam so I can't just toss some in the gas and see if it's that.

Is it some liquified gunk? Ambergris?
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I had only read about this stuff until now. That is the elusive Vulcan Gremlin piss; gratz on your find!

Seriously though, I dont think seafoam should phase separate in gasoline. Its probably water, or some combination of water with other misc crud. Water+petroleum (nonpolar) stuff tends to form milky coagulates.

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It's not Sea Foam. It mixes readily with gas. Probably water (condensation) from the tank. Make sure the tank isn't rusty; it can mess up the carbs. Keeping the tank full of gas minimizes condensation.

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do you have a tank liner?
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I think it is some kind of life form. Be carefully, it might be poisonus.

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No, not tank liner as far as I know. But the bike is a recent used purchase so it's possible.
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