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Old 10-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
If you were about to store your carburated boat for the winter, maybe.
I sure as hell wouldn't run it through an EFI motor with catalytic converter.

Read the MSDS, see what you are about to burn through your motor and cat.
40-60% pale oil
25-35% naptha
10-20% isopropyl alcohol

What exactly are you trying to fix or cure by dumping a mixture of light oil, Coleman camping fuel, and rubbing alcohol into your motor?
^ This X2.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #12
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you wouldn't believe how many service depts at dealerships use this in cars. A LOT. I have never had an issue with seafoam. I think it is a good product and never had any issues with putting it in my oil or gas. no different than doing a top engine clean if you suck it through your manifold, but its how you do it, placement, as well as the speed goes in to your engine, otherwise you will super heat your cats and eventually cause damage.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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To whom it concerns ?

I have a coffee buddy that drives a tanker unloading gasoline to many stations. He honestly said that the gasoline being refined today is the dirtiest that he has hauled in 18 yrs. of service.These companies are not putting the right amount of detergents in the gas because of the expenses. Now maybe you should read the SF can or better yet call the 800 # on the back of the can and talk to the reps. I've had 6-7 cars, a fleet of HVAC trucks and several cat equipped units and NEVER had the first converter killed by SF. Hell I couldn't afford to put Coleman camp fuel in my fleet anyway. If you feel threatened by the use of the product, then don't buy it. jmo.
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But what problems are you users curing with the Seafoam product?

"I was having ____ problem. and Seafoam stopped _____ symptoms.

Not having it cause noticeable problems by having the motor ingest it slow enough, is not much of a reason.
(nor is the claimed advertising on any product, snake oil cures everything)
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:25 AM   #15
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Sea Foam is a maintaience item that should be added to your gas and oil twice a year, provided you operate your vehichle 15,000. miles a year.It works. I'm tighter than a frogs ass and wouldn't be buying it and using the stuff if it didn't work.
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