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post #1 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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How often do you seafoam?

is there a limit to how much you can add to your vehicle in a year?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 11:07 AM
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I add it to my gas tank about every 6 months. Obviously running every tank would eventually be a waste of money, so if you are really anal about cleaning your fuel system, running it once a month would not hurt. I have not done the combustion chamber in about 2 years though. I think that might be my parting gift to my apartment complex when I move out.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 11:19 AM
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I've never used seafoam. My last zj was retired at 250k miles with the engine still running strong. Spend your money on something useful.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 02:02 PM
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At least once a year and usually when I take a driving trip that is more than a tank of gas away. It does not sit in my tank for more than a day.
I drive from Midland, Texas to Miami, Florida almost every summer (for the past 5 years).

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 02:57 PM
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Some people say do it every oil change, stuff like this usually falls into personal preference though. Doing it all the time would be a waste, I'd say just do it several months past the last time you did it.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-19-2013, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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everyone has different methods to seafoam there car. some put a whole can in the gas tank and some do a third between the vacuum lines, crankcase and gas tank. any one method better then the other? also do you think marvel mystery oil better for the crankcase then seafoam?
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-21-2013, 07:00 AM
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Never. I used a few times on my old Nissan truck trying to get rid of a mysterious lifter tick which would come and go after highway driving. I ran it for a while and then I developed a bit of bearing noise so I never used it again.

Change your motor oil regularly, used a good national brand gas from a busy station when you can like Shell, Chevron, etc. fix things when they break and do regular maintanace. then you have no need to look for a magic mechanic in a can.
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