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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 4th, 2011, 2:12 pm Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever used this stuff called Sea Foam? Would you use in your own BMW? Is there any benefit or is it just snake oil?

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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 4th, 2011, 2:40 pm
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I ran some Sea Foam in my K13GT without any problems. Just follow their directions as to concentration. I also did it on a long trip where I could just ride the whole tank out rather than let it sit.

If you have small bits of varnish built up in the fuel system, this is a good way to clean that out.

It didn't help in my case, but that's because I later discovered that the problem I was having was caused by a different issue.

When I'm just riding around, I'll usually grab the cheapest gas I can find, regardless of brand. If I'm on a timed trip or a really tight schedule, I'll grab the easiest, most convenient gas regardless of cost.

And every so often, I'll hit a Chevron or similar to run some Techron-gas through the bike. That seems to keep things clean and flowing well enough.

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Re: Sea Foam

Sea Foam is good stuff!!

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Re: Sea Foam

If you don't ride your bike for extended periods of time Sea Foam is a good choice to keep your fuel stabilized.

I'm also a fan of running a small amount of Techron through engines about 500 miles prior to an oil change. I've got a 1987 Chevy truck with the original throttle bodies still working great at 230K miles. It has had the Techron treatment once every couple of years, and I've never had fuel related issue.


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