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Old 06-24-2010, 05:38 PM
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Sea Foam worth it's salt?

I have read about different oil and fuel additives on this site and there are a lot of choices. I myself think I would like to start running FPPF, too bad there is no one near me that sells it off the shelf (anyone know where the best place to get it is?).

My question is this: I run sea foam in my gasser daily driver every so often and it seems like it helps keep it running fairly smooth. Has anyone ran this in their powerstroke? The can says works in diesels but I am just wondering if there are any risks, what benefits are or if it is going to do anything noticeable at all and I would be chucking money down the drain to run it in the truck every so often.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:46 PM
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Only time i have used it is when I gelled up and it worked. I just use the diesel kleen or Standyne
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Yea, its good stuff. I used it to clean the injectors.
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Love the stuff. I only run it in the fuel though. Not in the oil! It can loosen up gunk that can plug oil passages to injectors etc...
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Yup exactly ^^ wanna watch out what you put in a HUEI system
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I use it in my boat and ATV's all the time, sea foam is good stuff!
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I use it in my boat and ATV's all the time, sea foam is good stuff!
x2. I used to buy 2 cans to do my cars with when I was in my cough:Maxima:cough phase. I'd put one whole can to 10gal of gas and run the entire other can through the intake manifold while the car was running. It made for a good smoke show and blew some pretty knarly fumes, but they always idled better afterwards. Those cars had issues with carbon buildup in the intake manifolds, so I could see where they may help with soot removal in a diesel application...

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So yall put an entire can into a full tank of fuel on our trucks?
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So yall put an entire can into a full tank of fuel on our trucks?
I believe the can says it treats up to 20-30 gallons...
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Love the stuff. I only run it in the fuel though. Not in the oil! It can loosen up gunk that can plug oil passages to injectors etc...
Do you run an oil treatment? What is a good one to use to help protect those injectors?
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