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I think I remember some people here mention B-12 at some point and was wondering if anyone has found it to be better than, not as good as or pretty much the same as Seafoam.

The reason I ask is because I was at Wally world yesterday getting some oil and noticed that the B-12 was about $6 cheaper than Seafoam for the same size can.

The Wal-mart near me sells a can of Seafoam for around $9, and a can the same exact size of B-12 for around $3. So I'm just curious if anyone has used it or not. I'm a Seafoam junkie, using it about ever other fill up or so, so if I can get a cheaper product that works just as good, it would help save me money.
 

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A while back I was cleaning some gummed up carbs off a yammy. I poured some seafoam to soften up the gunk, even over night the gunk did not clean up. I used b-12 and right away it softened and I was able to clean the gunk by rubbing the parts with my fingers. However; one does not want to leave the b-12 in the carb for long periods of time. It can be too strong on some of the carb parts. Especially on the rubber parts and gaskets. IMO
 

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I use B-12 chemtool to clean carburators (arosol form) they do make an additive like sea-foam but I do not know how well it does. I do feel Berryman products or of very high quality and would trust them any day.
 

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A while back I was cleaning some gummed up carbs off a yammy. I poured some seafoam to soften up the gunk, even over night the gunk did not clean up. I used b-12 and right away it softened and I was able to clean the gunk by rubbing the parts with my fingers. However; one does not want to leave the b-12 in the carb for long periods of time. It can be too strong on some of the carb parts. Especially on the rubber parts and gaskets. IMO
Yeah that's the kind of answer I was looking for. I trust leaving Seafoam in the tank. If B-12 is as strong as you say it is, I would worried about rubber parts and gaskets getting eatten away if I left it in the tank.

I guess I'll just stick with Seafoam. Hasn't done me wrong so far. I was just trying to find a cheaper alternative that still did the job well.
 

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sea foam at my wally world is about $9.50. at the local Rural King (farm supply store) its $6.50, they usually have it on sale for $6.00
 

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Seafoam is good but I have been using K100-mg and it does a better job. Seafaom has been out for years and has done a great job since but now with the E10 fuel mix there are issues that seafoam doesn't cover. K100 was formulated for the ethanol mixed gas issues such as separation and other sediments that seafoam doesn't get. I know in the warmer states cold temps aren't an issue but here in Maine and northern states when it gets below 40 the ethanol will seperate from the gas as it does just from setting for a few weeks. K100-mg keeps it from doing this. In an old post I had the results of tests that I did but check out the website and see for yourself.

http://www.k100online.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=K100MG&Store_Code=KFTO
 

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I just got back from Northern Tool here in Ft Worth...they have sea foam for 6.98 a can...i bought 6. Thats the cheapest i can find right now. Autozone has it for like 10 bucks.
 

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Yeah that's the kind of answer I was looking for. I trust leaving Seafoam in the tank. If B-12 is as strong as you say it is, I would worried about rubber parts and gaskets getting eatten away if I left it in the tank.

I guess I'll just stick with Seafoam. Hasn't done me wrong so far. I was just trying to find a cheaper alternative that still did the job well.
I think you are getting two sepperate products confused. The "b12 chemtool" is a arosol product use to clean the carburator when disassembled. berryman (the manufactures of b12) also makes a product similars to sea foam named b12 as well to add in the tank that will not hurt rubbers. Like I said before the are a superior brand company so you should be able to expect good results. is it better than Sea foam I do not know but i would be willing to try it.
 

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I'll give it a shot.....after my father-in-law gives me his truck lol. Right now the bike is my daily ride so if some unforseeable disaster happens, I'm screwed.

Not saying something will go wrong, but if it does, I would rather it happen after I have another ride to get to work.
 

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I have a 1980 Honda cb900c that I have used b12 and Startron in and I have not had any problems from them. That being said I have also not seen any noticable improvments in how the bike rides, fuel economy, or how it starts. So my two cents is save your money and just treat the gas before storage.

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I use both Seafoam and B-12 Chem Tool. They are designed for different apps - I use Seafoam in the tank, Chem Tool for cleaning. Chem Tool is a strong cleaner and more harsh on your parts.

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just bought a bottle at my local advance 7.48 out the door.
 

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I use both Seafoam and B-12 Chem Tool. They are designed for different apps - I use Seafoam in the tank, Chem Tool for cleaning. Chem Tool is a strong cleaner and more harsh on your parts.

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i believe you are talking about the product at the top of the page http://berrymanproducts.com/ProductsInfo/AssortedAerosols.aspx

The stuff i am talking about and what i have interperated this thread to be about is this, the second product down.

http://berrymanproducts.com/ProductsInfo/FuelAdditives.aspx

both named almost identical, but two very different products.
 

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i believe you are talking about the product at the top of the page http://berrymanproducts.com/ProductsInfo/AssortedAerosols.aspx

The stuff i am talking about and what i have interperated this thread to be about is this, the second product down.

http://berrymanproducts.com/ProductsInfo/FuelAdditives.aspx

both named almost identical, but two very different products.
I've never seen the spray in any store in my area. I do use the liquid B-12 as a parts cleaner - works great on small items. If you have a stain on your engine or any metal part, dip a tooth brush in B-12 and it cleans it quickly. It's great for cleaning those small carb parts like a mini parts dip. I have put it in the tank, but it doesn't absorb the water or stabilize the fuel as well as SeaFoam. SeaFoam was created and formulate originally for marine apps.

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