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Any advice on using Sea Foam in Fuel Bowl?

I have heard a few guys talking about pouring a can of sea foam into the fuel bowl when changing your fuel filter. Any stories out there? Good or bad?
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ive heard good. also had a buddy try it, ran around the block and let it sit overnight. he claimed good results.

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I've heard about doing that and I allways wondered what the benifit is?

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I've done it twice. After putting in a new filter i poured in a whole can of it and let it sit a while before driving it again. I've heard some say it would smoke some but I never noticed it from mine. I didn't really notice any gain but I wouldn't think that it could be hurting anything. hopefully its putting a good cleaning on all the internals of the fuel system.

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What is seafoam
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i add neutra to the oil and run it for about 50 miles before my oil change and i add a whole bottle to the fuel bowl when replacing the filter, givs everything a good cleaning. It must work because i can smell it bigger than sh*t in the exhaust and the ccv venting under the truck. my mechanic buddy swears by it, and schaeffer oil.

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What is seafoam
a marine diesel stabilizer/cleaner invented by the Navy back in the day I believe. I use it to fog a motor before winter storage as well, just find a vacuum line going into the intake and let the seafoam suck in about a half a can slowly, then pour in a bunch and it will choke out the motor until it eventually dies, and the whole motor is safely fogged for storage. but it can be added to the oil/fuel at any time.

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I have heard a few guys talking about pouring a can of sea foam into the fuel bowl when changing your fuel filter. Any stories out there? Good or bad?
yup,drain the bowl and use the bottle,
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speaking of seafoam, i noticed they have now cans. for the firs time ever i saw seafoam cans on the shevles without dents! i was beginning to think a dented can was a standard manufacturing process...

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Just go ahead and dump a whole can in the fuel bowl. It will clean your whole fuel system after the fuel bowl. I didnt notice any dramatic difference, but I still beileve it cleaned any junk out that was in there. If you have ever used it in a gas engine, you can do what wingnuts said. it will smoke like a SOB but it cleans like you wouldnt believe. It will NOT hurt anything!

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