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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 12:43 PM
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I had a pretty knowledgeable fella tell me the stuff is known for eating rubber parts and he does not recommend it at all. I put the blue stuff in Startron or something like that


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I had a pretty knowledgeable fella tell me the stuff is known for eating rubber parts and he does not recommend it at all. I put the blue stuff in Startron or something like that
seafoam was developed for 2 cycle outboard motors, don't see where he got the eating rubber info from

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I had a pretty knowledgeable fella tell me the stuff is known for eating rubber parts and he does not recommend it at all. I put the blue stuff in Startron or something like that

I just rebuilt my '85 GL1200 Aspy carbs, who have had plenty of Seafoam run through them including sitting over the winter. No sign of any rubber being "eaten". Did the O-rings need replacement? Yep, but it wasn't due to Seafoam; it was due to 30 years of compression and heat flattening/shrinking them.
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Living near the Jersey Shore we can pick up all the sea foam we want for free. I'm just not sure how much to use. Do you add it while it's still bubbly or wait for it to settle? I imagine the store bought version must not be as fresh.
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Living near the Jersey Shore we can pick up all the sea foam we want for free. I'm just not sure how much to use. Do you add it while it's still bubbly or wait for it to settle? I imagine the store bought version must not be as fresh.

If you live on the Jersey shore, your seafoam might be more toxic than actual Seafoam!

I think I'd just go to the local auto parts store and buy a can or two and see how it goes....

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Make sure the container says "Seafoam" on it. "Expanding foam" is not a substitute!

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