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Sea Foam ????

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Harvest, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Harvest

    Harvest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    What is everybodies experience with Sea Foam.
  2. extreme lawn care

    extreme lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Lucas is better.
  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    honestly im not sure. ive used it about a dozen times on vehicles and equipment. i cant say ive noticed any improvements but no negative effects either. at times it seems to be just alot of smoke and mirrors(pun intended). it is not a magic pill if thats what your looking for. it does dry out gas really well, i do know it can do that.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I think it really does good in 2 cycle equipment to help keep the carbon down, it works good as a moisture dispersant also. I use it as a fuel stabil aid also


    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    Had a noisy valve in my diesel truck, really quieted it down. Good product from what I can see.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    I recently had a very positive expirience with the stuff, first time I had used it was in my toro personal pace. Dumped about 1/3rd the bottle into the fuel tank then used some plastic tubing and engines own vacuum to suck a good amount into combustion chamber. Let it sit then started it and cut a VERY thick, tall area of grass where the governor was open the entire time. After about 2 gas tanks later and all the seafoam was gona the engine actually did run better. I thought it was getting tired and was preparing for the 1200$ hit on a commercial push mower but this one is gonna go for another year easily considering how well it runs now.

    Results dont lie and on that small engine I was fairly impressed. The engine runs stronger and doesnt bog down nearly as bad as it used to. To each their own though and I feel there is no need to use it as a constant additive for any reason but it does a fairly good job at decarboning an old engine.
  7. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Sea foam is the best. I use to sell the crap out of it, when I worke for a parts store. At least 5 cans a day. I use it in all my gas powered stuff. try it, youll love it.
  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    love it for small engines.
  9. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    It is a good fuel stabilizer and wonderful as a moisture dispercing agent. When I returned from Iraq, my boat had been sitting up for about a year. When it did not run right, I pulled the water seperator and the carbs and they were both full of water, probably form the tank. I have about 1/3 tank of gas. Cleaned and re-assembled carbs, installed new water seperator and dumped 3 cans of seafoam in tank and filled up. Problem solved and no more water issues.
    I am about to put some in the crankcase of my truck to clean out deposits in it and try to improve the oil pressure.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I agree with the saying that it's no magic pill...

    Only thing that goes in my gas tank is premium unleaded.
    Only thing I put in the crankcase is synthetic blend or pure synth.

    Oh yeah, and I don't let my gas cans sit in the sun.

    It might have some properties, but nothing a shot of Sunoco 110 octane racing fuel can't do for less.

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