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Which Seafoam

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:10 pm

Sorry for all the questions , but I see SEAFOAM mentioned a lot , but is there a particular type that should be used on a cub that's been sitting for a while and not done much work ?
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:47 pm

This is the one I used on my cub, did wonders
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:57 pm

Thanks
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:29 am

goxu1 wrote:Thanks


Available at (almost) every store that has an automotive department (like Walmart) and all dedicated auto parts stores (like NAPA and O'Reilly). Regular price is going for $8 a can; find it on sale for a dollar less or some kind of two-fer deal.
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby BQUICK » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:39 am

I like the aerosol version...esp with updraft carb....

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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Drfting1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:48 am

goxu1 wrote:Thanks

If your going to have the hood off for awhile, may I suggest pouring some down the spark plug holes... I did that with mine. Poured some in each hole, put plug back on, hand cranked engine over couple times to get it everywhere, next day hand cranked engine half turn poured little more in and repeated that for over a week. What a difference it made, I have pictures somewhere of the before and after, if I can find them I'll post them
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Drfting1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:50 am

Valves were nice and clean and compression came up quite a bit
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Stevetractor » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:59 am

The key is letting it sit as long as possible and gently rocking engine back and forth when u walk by. Just change the oil after. I usually start and run for a bit, then change it with a new filter. I also use it in everything as a fuel stabilizer.

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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:57 am

The last tractor I brought home really benefitted by it. It smoked badly on start up and got better but smoked a little continuously after and then a lot when throttled up.
I added seafoam 1/3 to the gas and 2/3 to the oil. Then I just use the tractor for light work around the property. Of course what I put in the tank was run thru but I left the oil alone.
A couple refills on the fuel and having been run with it in the oil the seafoam did its thing on the rings. Gradually it got better. It’ll still give a puff of smoke when started but no where near as bad as it was. Then it quickly settles in and I don’t see smoke again.
Now it’s ready for an oil change and new plugs as well. It runs so much better now compared to when it was first brought home.
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby goxu1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:21 pm

Stanton wrote:
goxu1 wrote:Thanks


Available at (almost) every store that has an automotive department (like Walmart) and all dedicated auto parts stores (like NAPA and O'Reilly). Regular price is going for $8 a can; find it on sale for a dollar less or some kind of two-fer deal.


HA , $30 a can down here , man we get ripped off
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:24 pm

goxu1 wrote:...HA , $30 a can down here , man we get ripped off


Ouch! Sorry to hear that.
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:28 pm

Http://hildstrom.com/projects/seafoam/index.html
Here’s an alternative, but read the disclaimers...
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:05 pm

Stanton wrote:
goxu1 wrote:...HA , $30 a can down here , man we get ripped off


Ouch! Sorry to hear that.

It’s the shipping :roll:
My daughter has a friend in New Zealand and when they mail things to each other a small box can cost $90 to mail.
International shipping and tariffs can really jack up the price. It’s a shame.
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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Stevetractor » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:55 pm

Like that homemade Seafoam idea Don. Think I might just try a batch. Might try 2 parts diesel,2 of ATF (maybe a bit more lubricant that just 4 parts diesel), 2 of the intermediate naphtha, and 1 part of the alcohol. Seems I’ve seen 99% isopropyl alcohol at the pharmacy instead of the 91%. Any other thoughts?

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Re: Which Seafoam

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:38 pm

goxu1 wrote:HA , $30 a can down here , man we get ripped off
Seafoam is basically a carbon solvent. Scout around your auto parts stores for similar.

Stationed in Panama Canal zone, 2"x4"x8' cost around $8.00 when one cost $2.00 in USA. Ask why and they said shipping. Ya, right, every day we saw ships loaded with milled lumber traverse the canal.
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