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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Fuel System Cleaner

I've been wondering lately if anyone uses or recommends any fuel system cleaner products. The standard ones I've seen usually run about $6-12. I would be using this on my 2010 with about 57k on it in which I just use regular unleaded gas.

What's everyone's thoughts? Helpful or garbage?
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Seafoam.

Pour a bottle in your empty tank at the pump, then fill her up.

Done & done.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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i agree with ryan although i only do that once every 6 months myself. use seafoam in all my stored gas and other engine driven machinery too. it works for me
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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Another vote for Seafoam.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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X4 for seafoam
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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I run a bottle of techron every couple tanks and also 91 to 93 octane in every tank.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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Berrymans B12 is half the price of SeaFoam and from my personal experience cleaning sludgy parts, it's a hell of a lot stronger.
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sorry not to threadjack but does the seafoam do anything? do you notice any difference in performance or how the vehicle runs?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #9
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I use seafoam twice a year but I add it through the booster. Then every couple of fill ups I'll add some Lucas or chevron additive.

Which is better... Lucas or the Chevron?

Chevron is a little more expensive, not sure why its so expensive?
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I use sea foam also 2-3 times a year, but i like Redline SI1 cleaner for more frequent use and use the lower dosage rates on the bottle, I think it helps, thats my vote.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #11
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Berrymans B12 is half the price of SeaFoam and from my personal experience cleaning sludgy parts, it's a hell of a lot stronger.
it is stronger and therefore you do not want to use it in a 2 cycle. It will wash the oil off your rings. I use Seafoam if I use anything.
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seafoam for sure, four times a year. especially with this 10% ethanol crap. Run it threw your vacuum line, you will become a believer
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #13
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I use seafoam twice a year but I add it through the booster. Then every couple of fill ups I'll add some Lucas or chevron additive.

Which is better... Lucas or the Chevron?

Chevron is a little more expensive, not sure why its so expensive?
Iv noticed a better idle and mpgs with the chevron additive (techron) the Lucas gave me shitty mpgs
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I've used chevron, lucas, slick 500, starbrite, and seafoam. With all of them have noticed no difference in anything, perhaps my 2010 with 35k miles is not old enough to need such things. I have to admit i have seen more benefits using them in my 4 cycle and 2 cycle yard equipment than using it on my vehicles. The only time i have actually heard a difference is the sitting idle on my tacoma using 91... ive noticed that after i changed to 91 the revs sound like they are about 300 rpms slower at idle, but power and acceleration has not changed.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:34 AM   #15
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if your vehicle already runs good you wont notice any difference at all. the reasons for using a cleaner is to keep things from gumming up pretty much!!
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Are you guys just throwing the seafoam into your gas take or actually putting it through the lines?
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I'm sure my truck will probably need it being I have 74,000 on my 09.
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Are you guys just throwing the seafoam into your gas take or actually putting it through the lines?

No need to dose it through the vacuum lines. Too much can wash the cylinder walls and cause excessive wear and oil burning. Just dose some in the gas and it will do just fine.
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No need to dose it through the vacuum lines. Too much can wash the cylinder walls and cause excessive wear and oil burning. Just dose some in the gas and it will do just fine.
I ran it through my vacuum lines when I first got my truck with 53,000 miles.

It idled a lot smoother. Now I just dump a can in the gas tank once in a while.

I'll probably try and get it through the intake again soon.
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I use seafoam exclusively in all of my engines. Boat, vehicles, mower, generator and PW. Never had any issues and sure starts on everything that is stored for extensive periods of time.
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