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Old 04-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #21
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isnt seafoam essentially kerosene? i use kero to clean oil sludge out of engine blocks before they go to the machinist. i definately would not be putting that in the oil, would thin it out and lower oil pressure too much and cause un-necessary wear.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:41 PM   #22
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isnt seafoam essentially kerosene? i use kero to clean oil sludge out of engine blocks before they go to the machinist. i definately would not be putting that in the oil, would thin it out and lower oil pressure too much and cause un-necessary wear.
if you put it in the crank case you are only supposed to go for a quick drive, then do an oil change.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:04 AM   #23
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Lets not blame the product but the user.

In no way is seafoam supposed to be used for everyother tank. The instructions say 1/3 in tank, 1/3 in crank case, and 1/3 in the vaccum booster... Then change the oil after a few miles.

Why is the user even applying it on to such a low mileage/ newer car? I have a 2 year old car and don't plan on doing any sea foam until 50k or so.

It seems this is a case of a zealous user who thought more is better.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:15 AM   #24
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Many guys are nuts that way. They think they know something the OEMs don't.

Witness the difficulty they have in letting go of 3000 mile oil changes.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:27 AM   #25
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Seafoam is a good thing when used in moderation.

I can't believe that someone would use it every other tank! This reminds me, I'm going to go check my spark plugs...
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I can't believe that someone would use it every other tank! This reminds me, I'm going to go check my spark plugs...
I did that this weekend. Other than a .059 gap where there should have been a .040 gap, those 45k mile old champion coppers were super clean.
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I did that this weekend. Other than a .059 gap where there should have been a .040 gap, those 45k mile old champion coppers were super clean.
copper is best, but i heard they need to be replaced more...

but the good news is your mpg should be a clear indicator that they are good thats a huge diff in the gap, btw
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I have seen Nissan NGK plugs with 100k on them. Recommended service was 30k. The gap was at least twice the original gap and you could not tell any difference in the way the car ran before and after, unless you drove it hard.

Not something I would recommend.

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A new set of coppers later I don't notice a difference. If anything I'll probably notice a decrease in mileage since the smaller the gap the lower the mileage(all other things staying the same).
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A new set of coppers later I don't notice a difference. If anything I'll probably notice a decrease in mileage since the smaller the gap the lower the mileage(all other things staying the same).
That's an interesting statement. Are there threads here or on the interwebs which support that? I ask because this is the first time I've heard of it.
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