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Question seafoam?

I have a ? about seafoam how much per gal. in the tank and how much in the oil . how long do i leave it in the crankcase? thanks for the help minikrew
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There's no real reason to run Seafoam in the crankcase, imo. I don't know of any oil passages that become clogged, etc, so I can't see why you'd want to.

As far as in fuel, follow the directions on the back of the can.

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the oil level window is very dark ( cant see the oil level ) i read on here to clean it with a littil seafoam

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the oil level window is very dark ( cant see the oil level ) i read on here to clean it with a littil seafoam
Seafoam thins oil and reduces lubrication. You can try but I wouldn't run it more than a few minutes at most (as most suggest anyways).

Often times when the window is dark people have it overfilled (so cant see a bubble). If the window is that dark with the oil drained, then it would worry me what the rest of the engine looks like inside.

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thankx that is why i am asking the bike runs gr8 and i want too keep it that way

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If you do put it in your case, change the oil after running it 50 mules or so. You don't want any residual left in there.
All the direction are I belive on their site. I've looked it up somewhere.
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If you do put it in your case, change the oil after running it 50 mules or so. You don't want any residual left in there.
All the direction are I belive on their site. I've looked it up somewhere.
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Should be about 1oz. per gal in gas, oil has another measurement per qt. The print on the can is so small, I wrote the doses on the side with a marker.

There are a few places seafoam can help in the oil. Valve stems, starter clutch, and clutch basket.

I ran it in the oil 300 miles before an oil change, cleared up a sticky valve and almost eliminated coffee grinder syndrome. I'll probably run it again just before the next oil change.

You really don't add enough to dilute the oil.

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Should be about 1oz. per gal in gas, oil has another measurement per qt. The print on the can is so small, I wrote the doses on the side with a marker.

There are a few places seafoam can help in the oil. Valve stems, starter clutch, and clutch basket.

I ran it in the oil 300 miles before an oil change, cleared up a sticky valve and almost eliminated coffee grinder syndrome. I'll probably run it again just before the next oil change.

You really don't add enough to dilute the oil.
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