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    ry94stang50 Member

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    I picked this up and was wondering if this was a good idea. It says I can add to gas or oil. What should I do?

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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Some people swear by it. I thought you ran it through the intake. It's been years since I tried the stuff
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    90lxwhite Mustang Master

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    If its the aerosol you spray it in the thrrottlebody while running. Motor will try to die. Then they say to shut motor off for five to ten min then drive round. White smoke will come out tail. Whether it really does anything besides smoke I'm not sure. I used it once in the 90 but didn't do much
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    IMO it's fun to see the huge plume of white smoke, but that's about it. Why do you feel the need to dump anything in your oil/gas? The only additive I would put in my gas is Techron. For oil, MMO has been used for decades with no problem, but in reality there is no reason to add anything as modern day oils have additives in them. The best thing is rgular oil changes.
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    I'm just looking dor something to cut down any deposite or carbon build up. I read another thrwad and they said to use it as it will cut diwn the carbin build up and the car will run better. I'm going to do a tune up maybe upgrade the ignition set up or something. I feel like the cars being held back alittle bit. It might be fine idk. New to mustangs and the 302
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    It says on the bottle to add to oil or gas depending wich system u want t o clean.
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    I use the stuff all the time in all my cars, weed wacker, lawnmower, dogs, doesnt matter. honestly though Ive never seen any type of verification of this stuff working that wasnt provided by the manufacturer. however i do truely use this stuff in small amounts like 4 oz in a whole oil change. and i put the rest in the tank. my stang has not had regular oil changes prior to me owning it so Ive been trying to clean it out using 4 qts of 30hd and 1 qt of MMO. seems to be doing the trick considering ive got 1200 miles on the oil and its pitch black.
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    I've been using it for years from my lawnmowers to my cars. Frees up dirty carbs on the lawnmowers and breaks up all that gunk on the valves. Works fine for me!
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    You can put Seafoam in your oil to try and loosen up any gunk in the oil passages. I wouldn't leave it in there for too many miles personally, maybe a day or two before an oil change. I have no evidence it would cause a problem if left in for longer. For fuel, add it to your gas tank and it will help dissolve any build-up in the fuel system.

    If you do not have any gunk in the oil system or any build-up in the fuel system, you won't notice any difference.

    Seafoam will not cause any problems, but it may reveal some. For example, if you have carbon build-up on the cylinder walls (resulting in worn piston rings), using Seafoam will dissolve the carbon build-up and reveal the worn piston rings.
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    Oic the cars got 158k on it so I prob shouldn't use it. I don't want it to reveal and new problems lol
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    I've tried just about everything, and while there is NO fix in a bottle, it does do its job of cleaning minor gunk up. If you've got major rock gunk sitting in your head, you've got problems! But for minor stuff, its never been a problem for me:shrug:
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    You know what ill give it a try. It can't hurt. Ill take the chance and hopefully ir doesn't reveal much. Thanks guys!
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    snake oils are just that. They often do more harm than good- sensors, seals, computers, etc.
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    ive got 169k on the ticker and no issues.
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    Found this years ago. Read it and see if you want to dump this in your car.

    Pale Oil
    Naptha
    Isopropyl Alcohol
    Water

    Not for me thanks.
    http://www.automotiveforums.com/t940930-the_truth_about_seafoam.html

    If you have several hours to spend, do a search for Seafoam on the BITOG site.

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