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Old 02-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Nuke View Post
similar to how much quicker my car is when she's freshly washed and polished.
LOL, I think we all feel that way when they are clean. I swear I go 0-60 in like 3 seconds when it's clean..and get better gas mileage because less dirt means less drag lmao.

so, mine has 48K miles on it...and pulling the carfax it was a rental car before I owned it. think I should seafoam mine as well since I'm SURE it's never been done.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:47 PM
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^^ that was a question by the way

it's kinda hard to have additives put in the tank since I have the "capless" fuel tank and it requires you press in the side buttons at the opening..and they are a B**** to push in while trying to add something to the tank..
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:02 PM
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I've used some type of fuel system cleaner on every car I've owned since about 1980. Seafoam is a good product and one of the few additives that I dare to use on the Stang. Techron is what I use typically unless I suspect an issue, then I Seafoam.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Nuke View Post
Seafoam itself does not improve performance as it seems a few above have implied. SeaFoam will remove crud and carbon buildup which hampers performance.
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It does not ENHANCE performance... as much as it RESTORES performance. It gets the carbon outta the way. In fact, I've recommended it to friends that have failed inspection for NOX, etc. As their engines have carboned up considerably.... run a tank of seafoam and they pass.

It does work.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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i use lucas upper cylinder lub in my wifes car, my truck, and the stang... at least for the past year

I used seafoam in my old f150 a few years ago...

so my question is... lucas requires 3 oz per fill up and seafoam would require 16oz in a stang... are these the same type products?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:49 PM
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I also use the Techron gas treatment every 5k miles or so. I also fill up with Chevron 93 octane gas.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jdphillips73 View Post
i use lucas upper cylinder lub in my wifes car, my truck, and the stang... at least for the past year
Upper Cyl. Lube would be the operating words here. Not so much a De-Carboning agent as... well.... as it's described a lubricant. Probably more similar to "Marvel Mystery Oil"... which is also an lubricant.

Another product that motorcyclists would know more about would be Yamaha "Ring Free".... similar to Techron and very effective.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:34 PM
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I put a bottle of Gumout in the gas tank every oil change (8k), since I got 4 or 5 for free.

I used a bottle of Seafoam around 30k, but I used IV-dripped it through the brake booster line.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:29 PM
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I just tried SeaFoam on my 2010 V6, it has 36k miles on it, used to be a rental car...so I am sure no one ever ran SeaFoam through it. Is there anything else I should do to help restore some of the lost power?
I also hear I can run a full can of SeaFoam in my Oil reservoir, is this correct?
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by GCCBrian View Post
Just got seafoam, I plan on putting it into my gas tank while it's on when the car is halfway between empty and a quarter. I'll let it sit for 10minutes, turn it on and let it sit at idle and have the smoke clear on its own, then drive it, til the smoke goes away, and fill the gas full.

That a good way to do it?
With the saddle bag style fuel tank the S197 has, it is not.
Your fuel could get over diluted with the sea-foam.
Follow the directions on the label.


BTW ^^^ Do not put any into your "oil reservoir".
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