I was under the same rock as others. Never heard of the stuff till I saw a post on this site. Seafoam site does list Canadian dealers which I'm sure you saw. Found out about the shelf life on Sta-Bil when we were moving I found a bottle sitting in the corner of the shed. Had turned quite nasty looking. Will definitely be looking for Seafoam. If Daniel says to use it, stuff must be good.
I don't think I've ever seen that stuff for sale in Canada, never even heard of it till I started searching the web.
sea foam ...anyone?
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- dryrun said thank you
Posted January 14, 2011 - 08:11 PM
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Posted January 15, 2011 - 07:46 AM
I went to the closest NAPA parts center today to get a valve cover gasket for my old car. When I pulled up in front of the store there was a sign in the window advertising SeaFoam for sale at $6.49 a bottle. It was the 16 oz container that usually sells almost everywhere for about $9.99. Their regular price here was $9.39. I was told this price should be available at all NAPA stores until the end of the month. I was unable to find this discount on their website so hopefully you folks will find this price at a NAPA store near you.
Thank you Grand!
I'm going to go over to Napa today
Posted January 15, 2011 - 09:02 AM
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Posted January 25, 2011 - 04:40 PM
Was anybody else able to get Sea Foam on sale at their local NAPA ? I hope you all were able to but was just curious.
Yep, I got 2 Bottles
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Posted January 25, 2011 - 07:54 PM
I prefer Purple cleaner to simple green. I added it to my electrolysis mix the other day (I am no olnger a electro virgin) because the spindles were still heavily greased. The bubbles started being produced much better when i added it to the mix and it got most of the grease out.
Posted May 08, 2011 - 11:50 AM
I had nothing to lose and knew I just had to give it a try. A can of Seaform costs $6 at NAPA Auto. I disconnected the Lincoln's PCV vaccuum breather hose from the fuel injector and fed it directly into the can of Seaform while the engine was already running and warm. The engine sucked up the full can and shot it directly into the fuel injectors and pistons making the engine start to run real rough until it eventually quit and died. I then turned off the ignition and let the car sit for 20 minutes so the Seafoam could soak away all the built up crud. After the 2o minute soak period I started it back up and ran the engine hard to blow out all the loosened up carbon and other stuff. Huge blue/white smoke came billowing out of the exhaust. My neighbors thought my car was on fire because of the huge clouds forming over my driveway. It looked like an east coast fog bank had swallowed the street. After 2-3 minutes of running it hard in the driveway I drove it out onto the road to run it harder. I left a dense "jet trail" of billowing blue/white exhaust as I drove down the stree out to my favorite back road drag strip. Once there, I locked the transmission in low and then ran the rpms up high, before shifting to second and third watching the smoke cloud in my rearview mirror. I pulled off the road, shut it off and gave it a moments rest. I then restarted it and punched it hard again. This time there was little smoke and then no smoke. I punched it the passing gear expecting to see blue/white smoke again but it was burning totally clean. On the way home I was amazed at responsive my engine suddenly was. It ran felt a brand new car.
We kept this car another year and then sold it cheap to a returning war vet who was a mechanic in Iraq. He test drove it, inspected everything and said it was in perfect condition. He said Seafoam really works and that he uses it too.
I now add Seafoam to my gas tank at regular intervals. Car dealers use similar products when they clean out fuel injectors but they charge you $100 for doing it. In addition to removing built up varnish and carbon deposits from engine components they say it can also be added to your engine's crankcase oil and/or transmission fluid (following strict procedural guidelines and immediately followed up by full fluid draining (to remove loosened crud) and clean fluid replacement). I haven't tried doing that yet but it makes sense to me.
Now whenever I see or hear of a free or cheap outboard, lawn tractor or motorcyle I am tempted to try a can of Seafoam on it to see if I can restore its youthful spirit.
Edited by Aussiedog, May 08, 2011 - 11:55 AM.
want to move thumbnails up with other photos.
- SamMC said thank you
Posted May 08, 2011 - 03:37 PM