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Hey,

I was wandering about youtube today and I saw these videos about Seafoam. I watched them and did a little research and figure you guys should give it a shot. Basically what seafoam does is it cleans out the carbon that collects in your engine. You put it in your oil, gas, and brake booster, and run the engine at about 2500-3500 rpm while the carbon comes out the tailpipe. I read that you should change the oil after adding seafoam to it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4XUS-F578Q&feature=related
http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTechGas.htm

If someone wants to try it on the bike, make a video/take pics while you do it i think it'd be interesting.
 

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Looks good, my cousin pours a bottle of transmission fluid in his tank every fill up (he runs a diesel F-350) and you should see the shit that comes out of that. It idles alot so the build up is a bitch.
 

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ahaha diesel man, you can run it on peanut oil!

He's a *******, he knows his trucks lol. Runs damn good though! Great truck in wonderful condition for the work he does. I used to drill wells with him and that truck is a godsend.
 

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or you could just take it and blow the shit out of it. I had to do that once with my car because it sounded like miss fireing. My neighbor said that it can be a carbon build up, and he said just go hit 100 for a bit and it should go away. It works also check your plugs if its doing this too
 

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I've done this before...there's a couple of products out there that do the same thing, but like virtual said ATF will do the trick. I did this while in tech school and the instructor said it is safe. I didn't put any in the tank thgouh (but virtual is right, a diesel will run on anything pretty much as long as it's flash point is lower than the combustion temp). I only poured ATF into the brake booster though. Note: you must have another person keeping the revs up as sucking too much fluid in the engine and letting it stall can hydro-lock the motor. You should also definitely do this outside as LOTS of white smoke will be emitting from the exhaust for a while.
 

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Jester said:
haha could you imagine doing that in a garage?
With the doors down!! Hellyeah!! ahaha

dknollRX7 said:
I've done this before...there's a couple of products out there that do the same thing, but like virtual said ATF will do the trick. I did this while in tech school and the instructor said it is safe. I didn't put any in the tank thgouh (but virtual is right, a diesel will run on anything pretty much as long as it's flash point is lower than the combustion temp). I only poured ATF into the brake booster though. Note: you must have another person keeping the revs up as sucking too much fluid in the engine and letting it stall can hydro-lock the motor. You should also definitely do this outside as LOTS of white smoke will be emitting from the exhaust for a while.
Hellyeah see virtual isnt all about computers and loose women!
 

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computers, loose women, and decarbonizing motors....I like it. It's like a virtualmatrix motto for life. First you find a hard drive, then you find a loose woman, then you have to find some way of cleaning up afterwards.
 

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I have seen more BS in a can than I care to comment on. I won't say sea foam is BS because I have not tried it but I wont be putting it in my bike.
I would rather stick with properly tuned engines that are regularly maintained.
 

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Yeah, I'm not sure about individual products for decarbonizing motors, but I do know that ATF works well because of its properties and detergents. Darkhorse is right though, that a properly tuned and maintained motor will limit the amount of carbon build up you will eventually end up with. Usually you aren't really going to do this on a motor unless you have a lot of miles on it though.

Nice virtual, nice.
 

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Way back in the stone age . We had cars that ran on leaded gas . And the valve guide seals where only on the intake side . Oil would run down on to the valve and cook when the engine was shut off.
Carbon deposits would clog up the intake. And cover the top of the piston causing a rise in compression and hot spots leading to detonation . A quick fix was to mix AFT and water and . Hold the throttle wide open and spray enough water/AFT mix down the carb to hold the engine at 3 or 4 thousand RPM. this would turn the water to steam on the valves and pistons. chunks of black carbon would be lying in the driveway afterwards.
There just is not much carbon build up any more. fuel is clean and these moder combustion chambers run so clean . Spark plugs last 100,000 miles in cars today.
Cars did not last that long back then. I don't think a modern motorcycle engine that regularly turns 10,000 rpm has much carbon to worry about.
As For the ATF and Diesel . When you replace a fuel filter on a diesel engine. It is a common practice to fill the filter with ATF .So the injection pump dose not run dry. The engines start up and run fine on ATF You cant tell the difference from fuel.
If you do have carbon deposits in your engine Sea Foam will probubly remove them.
 
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