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John O posted 03-09-2003 11:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for John O  
What is the deal w/ Seafoam? I have read on other sites that people de-carb every 50 hours. Is this helpful?
Sal DiMercurio posted 03-09-2003 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Yes it is a great product, so is Engine Tuner by OMC ] Bombardier, so is Power Tune by Merc, & Ring Free by Yamaha.
The products are essential in maintaining a heathy engine.
Carbon builds up behind the rings & on top of the cylinders & under the heads, & if it isn't cleaned out regularly [ every 50 hours ], you stand to have some major problem in the future because of carbon buildup.
What happens is, carbon builds up behind the rings, in the slot that holds them in the piston, not allowing the rings to retract or spring back when needed & the constant heat weakens them until they break, then it's rebuild time.
Follow the directions on the use of these products & you will have a happy engine, & a fatter wallet then if not used.
When done using it, you will find your engine idles smoother & generally runs smoother throughout the whole rpm range.
Sal
diamondjj posted 03-09-2003 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for diamondjj    
Great product. Use it in the fuel for my Snow blower. It hasn't run this well in years. Learned about it from this forum.
Swellmonster posted 03-10-2003 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Maybe I should get the ol' lady to drink some! ;0

Decarbonizing is a contraversial topic, but Im for it!. I spray the power tuner into a bottle, wait for the foam to settle down, then poor it into my fuel filter, start it up and drive hard!

Sal DiMercurio posted 03-10-2003 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Do "NOT' drive it hard.
The correct way to use a carbon remover is to spray it into the carbs of air intakes on the injected engines, flood the engine until she dies, allow the solution to soak the hard carbon until it liquifies, then run the engine easy unit it pukes out the liquified carbon.
If you run it hard, the carbon remover burns off before it has a chance to work, plus you stand the chance of scoring a cylinder because this stuff is not gas, it's a cleaner.
Slow is the name of the game, let it sit in the cylinders.
Sal

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