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This is a discussion on used seafoam and??? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I purchased a bottke of seafoam. added just over half to a full tank of gas. the other bit I ...

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    used seafoam and???

    I purchased a bottke of seafoam. added just over half to a full tank of gas. the other bit I dumoed in ths oil. I have drove less than 5 km and my lt/100 went from 8 to 25?!
    pkease tell me I didnt wreck something. I used the seafoam as it was recommended I use that to help clean out my engine. I also have the seafoam fog that I will use after this tank of gas is gone. but seriously why did my gas milage jump soo much?!

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    Since you mention lt/100km I suspect you have a new car; the older models don't have a fuel consumption readout. You don't need to clean anything anyway if so.

    However, you already have, so: From the MSDS the stuff is isopropanol, naphtha, and oil. Your motor should be fine. It won't combust at the same temp or pressure as fuel though; maybe that's why your system sensed a difference.

    I'd just let the stuff in the fuel be. I don't know how excited I'd be about the stuff in the oil but the volume you added is so small that I'd not be too worried about that either.
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    Good to hear. I am just worried about my new used car. It goes into the shop next week for its 72000KM service. so It will have all its fluids changed then. They will be going through my car with a fine tooth comb, And anything out of place I am sure I will hear about. The stuff in the oil I have read should stay in there till next oil change. But I think I will only get 200 km on before it goes into the shop. Thank you for the fast reply.
    IT is a 2009 wrx hatch with 78000 km on it.

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    OK sure no problem. Nice car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    OK sure no problem. Nice car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    There you go "trolling" again!





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    There has been concern that Seafoam added to the crank case may increase bearing care. Most people opt not to add it to the oil for this reason. I have added it to the oil in my car occasionally (maybe once every two years), but I don't leave it in there. I pour it in, let the car idle for a minute or two, then change the oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    There has been concern that Seafoam added to the crank case may increase bearing care. Most people opt not to add it to the oil for this reason. I have added it to the oil in my car occasionally (maybe once every two years), but I don't leave it in there. I pour it in, let the car idle for a minute or two, then change the oil.
    TBH I was disappointed in the MSDS. They got away with listing "Pale Oil" as an ingredient. I suppose this is kerosene but it could be any light mineral oil. Sure, it won't matter anyway but this was an MSDS... I'd want something more specific.

    Anyway: If so their ingredients are kerosene, isopropanol, and naphtha, and a half bottle would be around 250 ml (they use "pint" on the bottle without shame... Sigh...) in 4,5L of oil. I'd not be too alarmed. No harm in changing the oil a touch sooner but the OP is doing that anyway.
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    So was getting the Seafoam Fogger a bad Idea. I have been looking at people on youtube with some serious smoke coming out the exaust after use. I am just wanting to essentially get the inside of My motor as clean as possible before i continue to maintain it. The previous owner, Well I dont know how well they looked after it. So I will be starting my 72000 km next week. Was planning on running the fogger the day before i take into the shop. They will be resetting the fuel management computer so might be best to fog it then...any thoughts on this.

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    If you follow the instruction burning the stuff should be safe. Whether it's worth your time is up to you. At 72K your car is, well, quite new. Your call IMO.
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    I'm not even sure what "Seafoam fogger" is. When I use Seafoam I usually dump half the bottle into the gas tank, and suck the other half directly into the engine via the BPV vacuum hose. The first time I did it to my 02 WRX in 2008 it smoked like crazy (which means it is working). In the following years it has produced very little smoke, leading me to believe it's not needed quite as often. I'll probably continue putting a can of it through the gas tank once or twice a year, but I don't think you need to do the direct engine treatment more than once every two or three years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    I'm not even sure what "Seafoam fogger" is. When I use Seafoam I usually dump half the bottle into the gas tank, and suck the other half directly into the engine via the BPV vacuum hose. The first time I did it to my 02 WRX in 2008 it smoked like crazy (which means it is working). In the following years it has produced very little smoke, leading me to believe it's not needed quite as often. I'll probably continue putting a can of it through the gas tank once or twice a year, but I don't think you need to do the direct engine treatment more than once every two or three years.
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    easiest explanation I can think of, Its a can of air with a special type of seafoam in it. lots of youtube vids on it. I was more wondering should I wait to use it and continue to let the seafoam I put in the gas tank and crankcase work a little longer, Then fog it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    There has been concern that Seafoam added to the crank case may increase bearing care. Most people opt not to add it to the oil for this reason. I have added it to the oil in my car occasionally (maybe once every two years), but I don't leave it in there. I pour it in, let the car idle for a minute or two, then change the oil.
    This statement above has me a little concerned. I wont be driving my car much till it goes into the shop on the 26 of sept. but that means the seafoam I put in the crankcase (just under half a bottle) will have a week to be in there. the comments about me doing this or not doing this treatment so often are valid. I wont be doing any seafoam in gas or crankcase for a while. I really just want to get my wrx back to the best and cleanest condition. then i can beat hell out of , jk. The alignment is getting done plus the 72000km service. To me at that point it will be back to square one. I plan on doing the seafoam fogger the day before i take it into the shop.

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