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Ok, so it's another seafoam thread. However, there's so much debate and speculation about using seafoam in our oil so I went hunting.

Found the following on a kawasaki forum and the following is an email reply that a forum member received from seafoam and I thought it may be of interest.

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Sea Foam is an OIL PRODUCT, not a chemical, so do not worry about any secondary affects.

Have you used Sea Foam in your fuel?, Read the attachments for more information.

If your bikes engine began to create enough residue to "STICK" part of your valve train, IT IS TIME TO GET THAT OLD OIL OUT OF THERE!

Yes, the Sea Foam cleans the old deteriorated oil back to liquid, but your crankcase oil will quickly make more residue, your oil has reached the end of its SERVICEABLE LIFE!

Change your oil, read the attachment I have given on CRANKCASE OIL, treat the NEW oil with Sea Foam at 1 1/2 ounces per quart of oil capacity, then MONITOR YOUR OIL and change it when it gets dirty.

Oil is still cheaper than an engine!

Thanks for using Sea Foam!

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Sea Foam Motor Treatment used in Crankcase Oil
All Gasoline and Diesel, Rotary style engines


Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a Blended Petroleum Product, NOT A CHEMICAL and is widely used as an old oil residue cleaner and moisture drier in any oil crankcase.

Sea Foam Motor Treatment is most commonly used as a pre service, old oil residue re-liquefier / cleaner and moisture drier, and is also used as an after service additive. Sea Foam Motor Treatment does NOT add significantly to oil volume, so removing oil is NOT required for use, when used according to printed directions on the product container.

1. As a PRE SERVICE CLEANER for old oil residue, (sticky rings or valve train noise), pour 1 ½ ounces of Sea Foam Motor Treatment into the engine oil crankcase for EACH quart of crankcase oil capacity including filter. (Diesels use 1 pint Sea Foam to 4 gallons of oil, please.) Drive a MINIMUM of 30 minutes/miles, MAXIMUM 100 miles, and then do your oil change service (LOF). This is the process of safely/slowly re liquefying the old oil residue so contaminants may flow and be filtered. This also makes your old oil dirtier, quickly, so a LOF service is necessary when the oil gets dirty. Great for Turbocharged & Supercharged applications where hot oils deteriorate so quickly due to heat, and leaves those residues that NEED CLEANING. (LOF = Lube oil & Filter service = OIL CHANGE).

2. As an AFTER SERVICE ADDITIVE into fresh oil, nearly fresh oil, or oil (used condition) that is NOT ready to be changed (by mileage), put 1 ½ ounces Sea Foam Motor Treatment into the crankcase per quart of capacity as described above, then SELF SET a program to MONITOR your oil for level, color and clarity on a mileage, timed, or event basis (like every time you add fuel, etc.) to determine when an oil service is necessary. (LOF) When the oil gets dirty, CHANGE IT!

Sea Foam Motor Treatment will safely and slowly re liquefy old oil residue, This will make your oil need changing BEFORE your normal scheduled LOF service. Only your monitoring of the oil for color and clarity can tell when it is time to do LOF - oil change service, or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Synthetic oils, both blends and 100%, were engineered and are manufactured to be 100% compatible with petroleum based oils, all brands, and vice/versa. Without compatibility, oil manufacturers and engineers would be liable for the results of mixing non-compatible lubricants.

Check your oil; monitor its level, color & clarity to determine need for LOF service!
Change your oil when it gets dirty!

Technical Services Department May 2008 DD
Sea Foam Sales Company

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Sea Foam Uses in Fuels

Sea Foam Motor Treatment #’s SF-16 (16 ounce), SF-128 (gallon container) and
SF-55 (a 55 gallon drum) is used as a fuel additive in Gasoline, Ethanol Blends, Gas/oil mixes & ALL Diesel fuels. This includes all brands and qualities of available fuels.

When added to these fuels, Sea Foam Motor Treatment was specifically designed to Safely do five (5) simple tasks for you. They are:

1. Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a 100% blended petroleum product. That means Sea Foam is OIL, so adding Sea Foam to ANY fuel, adds lubricity to Fuel systems, Induction systems (Including Drawn through Supercharged applications), upper cylinders, fuel pumps, and related fuel system & Exhaust (Turbocharged) components.
All fuels lack “Protecting” lubrication, Advantage: “Sea Foam”.

2. Sea Foam Motor Treatment contains an oil component that dries fuel system moisture. Moisture breaks down into its basic components of hydrogen and oxygen when Sea Foam Motor Treatment is added to any of the above listed fuels, allowing Sea Foam Motor Treatment to help eliminate problems caused by moisture, like diesel fuel gelling and poor run .Advantage: “Sea Foam”.

3. Sea Foam Motor Treatment contains an oil based high detergent fuel residue cleaner. Using Sea Foam Motor Treatment in your fuel system makes that old fuel residue safely back into liquid. Moisture becomes a “non issue” and allows contaminants to be filtered, as engineered by the manufacturer.
Advantage: “Sea Foam”.

4. Sea Foam Motor Treatments exclusive formula is blended specifically to clean carbon out of the engine as the engine is run. This is accomplished by our cleaning oil formula eliminating old sticky oil residue that holds carbon and allowing that carbon to flow out of the engine dust particle by dust particle. Advantage: “Sea Foam”.

5. Sea Foam Motor Treatment adds volatility to fuel and slows down the rate at which that fuel looses its ability to properly burn. When added to fuel and the fuel is in properly sealed containers or fuel systems, per printed container instructions, Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a fuel stabilizer for up to 2 years. Always run the engine for a long enough period of time to assure the entire system is protected.
Advantage: “Sea Foam”.

Technical Services Department
Sea Foam Sales Company

Updated May, 2008 DD

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Sea Foam Amounts in Fuel

4 Cycle Type Engines
Diesel
Rotary (Wankel)
2 Cycle type Engines



Sea Foam Products recommends an average of 1 ounce Sea Foam Motor Treatment to each gallon of Gasoline (including 10% & 15% ethanol) and Diesel fuel (including low sulfur & Ultra Low Sulfur blends). With any vehicle or system FACTORY DESIGNED for E-85 fuel, use 2 ounces Sea foam per gallon of the fuel.


Parameters are: 1 – 16 ounce can of Sea Foam Motor Treatment to a MINIMUM of 8 gallons of fuel, Maximum 25 gallons fuel to a 16 ounce can for maintenance. Follow the instructions above for OIL INJECTED engines also. (NO Sea Foam Motor Treatment ever goes into the oil reserve tank for oil injection).


***For all gas/oil mixed fuels (2 cycle) and E-85 Ethanol to be used in systems NOT specifically factory designed for E-85 fuels, DOUBLE the amount of Sea Foam Motor Treatment used per gallon.


Sea Foam Motor Treatment is blended OIL, and will not run a gasoline, Gas/oil mix or Ethanol engine without introducing HYDROCARBONS (gasoline / ethanol) to the mixture at a minimum 50%.


Fuel injector cleaning machines in a controlled environment use Sea Foam Motor Treatment as their safe Cleaning agent mixed with gasoline or ethanol blend at a ratio of 50% Gasoline/Ethanol blend & 50% Sea Foam Motor Treatment.



Technical Services Department
Sea Foam Sales Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

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wexy wrote:
:(:(it said nothing about sea foam in a GPS :(:(
LMAO..............whateverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! Just go and polish those "rabbit alerts".:D
 

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Don't pay any attention to these other yahoos:p:p, wrongway. They only know how to play with GPS's and rabbit alerts!:shock::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:

I'd suggest this be made a sticky in the Reference and FAQ section.:cool::cool:
 

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Bagmaster wrote:
Don't pay any attention to these other yahoos:p:p, wrongway. They only know how to play with GPS's and rabbit alerts!:shock::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:

I'd suggest this be made a sticky in the Reference and FAQ section.:cool::cool:
Did you ever get that rear tire replaced??? I remember when you pulled out of the Country Inn parking lot in Calhoun it was pretty soft.

Just curious is all. :waving:
 

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Well guys my GPS sets behind me with a trusty Texas state map..One of those new plastic enclosed ones....A gloved fist in case I make a wrong turn....Of course sometimes a wrong turn has turned into a great ride.....

Claude....
 

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wrongway wrote:
Bagmaster wrote:
Don't pay any attention to these other yahoos:p:p, wrongway. They only know how to play with GPS's and rabbit alerts!:shock::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:

I'd suggest this be made a sticky in the Reference and FAQ section.:cool::cool:
Did you ever get that rear tire replaced??? I remember when you pulled out of the Country Inn parking lot in Calhoun it was pretty soft.

Just curious is all. :waving:
Oh, yea!!! Got a new E-III on the back of it last week, finally.
 

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William_86 wrote:
I wonder if it would be safe to use seafoam on a wet clutch crankcase anyone used it?
I guess that's what shocked me is that the Kawasaki guys are using it and that's where I got the information from.
 

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I didn't see anything about putting in my ears :shock:

I was hoping it would cure my tinnitus problems. I'm so tired of hearing all of those squeals all the time :cheeky1:


 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
William_86 wrote:
I wonder if it would be safe to use seafoam on a wet clutch crankcase anyone used it?
William,

See the thread about Sea Foam 100% Satisfied in the General Section.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum4/35914.html

It is quite safe for clutches. It stopped mine from slipping.
Hi John:

It was actuallythat threadand some of the replies that got me to checking it out and finding the one that I posted here.

I'm glad that youstarted that thread because I'd always assumed (scary) that you couldn't use it in motorcycles.:waving:
 

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Does that stuff really foam up? Would it maybe go good with a Dairy Queen Banana Split?:D:D Kit
 

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I have read lots about this wonderful product (Seafoam) so is it available in the UK and if so where from please ?
 

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RON WYLIE wrote:
I have read lots about this wonderful product (Seafoam) so is it available in the UK and if so where from please ?
I do know that it was mentioned to "he who must not be named" in Calhoun that the next load of bikes from WOW should have a dozen cases of Seafoam loaded with it.

He could quickly become the Seafoam go to man on that side of the pond!!

Soon we would be reading about him having so much money that he was paying to go to the International Space Station.

Hmmmm, the "First annual out of this world Steve Saunders Ralley!!"

All I ask is a small precentage for the thought!!:cheeky1:
 

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Okay, we have the Sea Foam topics running again.

I moved the earlier thread here to the Technical Forum. There was a suggestion earlier in this thread to move them into the FAQ forum.

I think it is too early for that, let's let them run here a while and when they slow down. The Moderators will discuss doing that.
 

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Nice post, wrongway. Never can have too much information...
 
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