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post #1 of 11 Old 08-28-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Is seafoam worth it??

I have a 92 yj. 2.5. Just got a head job done and I wanted to start keeping stuff maintained n clean. I read a lot about seafoam. But is it worth it.? I want to clean the lines and engine beat I can. Everything I read comes down to it.? Any help or suggestions I would appreciate it. And what is the best way to use it?

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-28-2013, 06:57 PM
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Your asking for personal opinions.
My dad owns a machine shop we rebuild engines. 33% of our work comes from seafoam.
That doesn't mean its bad.
We recommend a bottle of Lucas in the fuel once a month.
I personally don't like how you are told to use seafoam by the company.
Are you carburetored? If so use the Lucas and use Carb spray. For efi I use the Lucas and I use Carb spray on my throttle body.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-28-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have Fuel injected. I just want to get anything out of my fuel lines. Js wanted opinions to see what I thinks best.
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Its all good hopefully others will chime in

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-28-2013, 10:15 PM
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Seafoam is a good product but dont expect miracles from it or any other like product. The effectiveness of the product depends on how it is applied and if its needed. By needed meaning if there is gunk/crud in their that is a needs to be cleaned. A bunch of people on here have used seafoam with good results so you might search the threads. I doubt you will notice much gain by putting some in the fuel tank, if the injectors are real dirty you would probably need multiple fuel tank applications if not an actual injector flush. The cans are $10 or less so its not a big waste of money if you dont see the results you were looking for.

For the most part, these types of chemicals do a lot better job when used as a preventative step rather than a problem solver.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-28-2013, 10:21 PM
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I use sea foam in all of my boats and jeeps. It is more helpful in boats keeping carbs and fuel systems clean because of many days of non use in jeeps it may be more of a mental thing but I do use it wait to one of the discount auto parts stores have it on sale and give it a try
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-29-2013, 07:49 AM
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As said above, It's not a miracle cure. People that use it (or any other fuel system cleaner) on a regular basis usually don't have fuel system problems. Maybe because of the additive, maybe because they spend more time and attention to fuel details.
I use Seafoam, Amsoil PI, Lucas, and/or 2 cycle oil every couple of tank fulls on everything I own from weed whackers to my diesel truck. They keep the system from gunking and the 2 cycle helps a little with ring and injector wear. Literally tens of thousands of operating hrs and never a fuel crud issue...could be luck, could be additives..
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-29-2013, 09:05 AM
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I use sea foam in all of my boats and jeeps. It is more helpful in boats keeping carbs and fuel systems clean because of many days of non use in jeeps it may be more of a mental thing but I do use it wait to one of the discount auto parts stores have it on sale and give it a try
Good deal, for those that don't know Seafoam is also a fuel stabilizer, no need to use products like Sta-bil if using Seafoam.
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-30-2013, 06:17 PM
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Seafoam helped my 97 xj. I put a third of the can into the vacuum line off of the brake booster, it smoked liked crazy. After a few minutes it cleaned up. I noticed it idled smoother and helped with heater controls. Sounds stupid but where the controls are vacuum opperated I guess the motor was producing more vacuum from cleaner lines. I had a problem with my defrost not wanting to work via the vacuum actuator, after the Seafoam it worked. Now I haven't noticed any changes from running it in my fuel tank. Check Youtube. There are videos of it fixing stuck lifters and some other things.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-01-2013, 10:00 PM
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Get some REAL fuel system cleaner. BG 44K. Add to a full tank of gas. At 1/2 tank, fill again. Run theat tankfull to 1/8 tank and you're good to go.

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post #11 of 11 Old 09-02-2013, 04:39 PM
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I did Seafoam in a ten year old Police Interceptor Crown Vic with 80k miles. Put on a hell of a smoke show. Ripped it through town, went home and did a spark plug, air filter, oil and oil filter change. Ran so smoothe after that. Been 3 years since, still running strong more than 30k miles later.

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