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Unread 10-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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BG 44K or Seafoam?

On my BMW forum there is a thread about BG 44K, but I am unsure of its effectiveness... Has anyone ever used this product on a Jeep? If so what did you think? It seems easy to use as you just add it to the gas tank when the gas light goes on... what about seafoam?

I actually trust this forum more... so I look forward to the responses.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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I actually prefer the B12 chemtool. It works the same way, you just pour it in your gas tank. The stuff that Lucas makes is also a very good additive. What are you using the additive for? Are you just using it as a fuel system cleaner or are you trying to get something different out of it?
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Unread 10-12-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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I am not using it for anything... I was just wondering what the purpose was and if its useful for an overall healthy Jeep (or any other car for that matter).
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Unread 10-12-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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If your just putting it in there "just because" I would go with lucas myself. I think its called upper cylinder lube, i think. It comes in a small round bottle and it should be about 5 bucks. I use it in my wifes car when we make long trips and its usually good for 3 or 4 mpg or about a 10% increase. Seafoam is mostly used as a cleaner when something bad happens (water in fuel, old fuel) things like that. And the other thing you mentioned I have never heard of and that is after managing parts stores for over 8 years.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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Lucas= Tune up in a bottle
Thats what I use as well.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 09:44 PM   #6
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Every product sold in the US must have whatís known as a Material Data Safety Sheet, or MSDS for short. If you google BG 44k, Seafoam, or any other similar product along with +msds (meaning "bg44k +msds") as the search argument you will find that they all contain two or more of the same chemicals: Naphtha (a solvent), Isopropyl alcohol (a solvent), and mineral spirits (a solvent.)

Hereís the MSDS for BG 44K. Note that it contains up to 70% naphtha:

http://www.bgfleming.com/products/msds/208.pdf

You can buy a gallon of liquid Coleman lantern and camp stove fuel (128 oz) at your local hardware store for about $12, which is 100% naphtha (check the MSDS.) You can buy eight ounces of mineral spirits at your local grocery store for about $3. If you want to get 8 oz of 97% ISP itís in you grocery store for about $1.

Simply add 4 oz of each to your engine by whatever method you choose and achieve the same results as much more expensive branded products. If you google diesel fuels including MSDS in the search argument, youíll find that they contain a lot of naphtha as they run so dirty, so thereís your primary solvent.

Simple, effective, duplicative, and cheap.

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Unread 10-12-2010, 11:48 PM   #7
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Unread 08-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #8
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If your just putting it in there "just because" I would go with lucas myself. I think its called upper cylinder lube, i think. It comes in a small round bottle and it should be about 5 bucks. I use it in my wifes car when we make long trips and its usually good for 3 or 4 mpg or about a 10% increase. Seafoam is mostly used as a cleaner when something bad happens (water in fuel, old fuel) things like that. And the other thing you mentioned I have never heard of and that is after managing parts stores for over 8 years.

This is because BG44K is not sold in any parts houses, its sold by mechanics, and has been proven to improve rough idling by cleaning the entire upper end of the engine. Granted this product has better effects than Lucas and SeaFoam, it also costs quite a bit more, but it does a lot better job as far as the internals of the engine are concerned. I had a problem with a 1989 that two cylinders were running low on compression (bad rings) and hesitated, but if you ran 44K through it, it ran just as smooth as if brand new (it only had 130K miles on it)
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