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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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To SEAFOAM or not to SEAFOAM

Anyone use Seafoam in their tank? A mechanic at my dealer recommended it recently and i am not sure if i want to "fix something that may not be broken".

I searched some threads here but nothing convincing enough for me to dump it in my tank. Thoughts? Experience?

Thanks in advance.


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I put some in my tank every once in a while, no issues here, however i have heard of problems when you start using it thru the air intake, vaccum system and putting it into the motor oil....

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I was just thinking about doing this. I planned on 1/2 in the tank and 1/2 in the oil, seeing as I will do an oil change this week. With only 55k I do not see a need to put it through the vac lines.

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If you are diligent with your oil change schedule there is no need to put anything but engine oil in your crankcase.....the don't fix what aint broke mentality is a good one, to a point.
Regarding fuel injection cleaning additives added to the fuel tank.....this seems to be very effective as a fuel injector maintenence method......I use Chevron with Techron in the large bottle twice a year on all my vehicles.
Blazer, now showing 251k still flying the original injector spider (a known weak design) using this product and schedule.

I have no direct experience with sea-foam.....just word of mouth.
I have not heard of any negative experiences with it.

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In the owners manual it states "All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain effective detergent additives." "Therefore you should not have to add anything to the fuel"
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In the owners manual it states "All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain effective detergent additives." "Therefore you should not have to add anything to the fuel"

Judging from another post, I'm guessing you read the owners manual from cover to cover.

On a side note, I just put some in my gas and oil, let you know if anything comes of it.

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I usually use some seafoam on my 99 dakota about once a year, but it has 230k on it. It works great right before an oil change. Also, with mine, i'll dump some into a vaccum line. It cleans very well, but produces alot of smoke.

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about 'foaming unless you have high milage or have alot of wear and tear.

...of course the smoke show is always pretty awesome.

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I put it in the tank every 6 months.
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