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  1. hotajax

    hotajax Well-Known OPE Member

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    Price is pretty reasonable. For OPE that doesn't get run a lot, thought it may clean things up a little.
    Any actual experience with? Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have had good results with it on 4 stroke equipment that runs, but poorly. Dump some in the tank with fresh fuel and then run it. Has saved me a lot of time disassembling carbs that just needed a little help.

    I use a good quality two stroke oil with stabilizer so I have no experience with it on 2 strokes.
     
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    Which Mechanic in a Bottle we talking about? The product by that name that I see around here is your typical gooey oil additive similar to STP and Lucas.
     
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    No, this is a liquid you put in fuel systems. Usually found anywhere lots of DIY people shop.



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    I need some brake change in a bag... got a link?
     
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    Or transmission rebuild in a box
     
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    I have engine conditioner in a rattle can
     
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    Tuff crowd...
     
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    Just funning. I've used seafoam with excellent results in 4 cycle OPE with carb issues. I've seen before and after in carboned up 2 strokes with it. I did a test on it at @huskihl request during my oil testing.
     
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    Yep, Seafoam is da bomb!
     
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    Believe I have 7 Honda 5.5 and 8hp motors. Every one of them started running lean from green corrosion in the fixed jets. I’d dump in a few glugs of Seafoam with about an inch of gas in the tank and run it on half choke for a few minutes to mix it up and get it into the carb. A month later they run like new again.

    Tried it in an older CR 125 where the brass jets were black colored. After a month of both sitting and running, the jets were all shiny brass again. Seems to me like it does what it says
     
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    +1 on Sea Foam for 2 and 4 strokes. The only carb / injector cleaner I've used that worked.
     
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    The Rural King version seems to work pretty well too, been using it for awhile now.
     
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    I ended up tossing in some Walmart Brand carb cleaner in the tank. It worked, probably just as good at a cheap price
     
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    There is one called Barryman's or something like that. Looks and smells identical to seafoam. Can shape even. Works as well.
     
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    It's called Berryman's Chemtool. That stuff works wonders in your car. I throw in a can every 2 mos or so, good stuff. Highly recommend.
     
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    I learned of it from Vice grip garage. Seems just like seafoam which is good.
     
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    Eggshooter: Vice Grip Garage - helpful guys on there? Thanks.
     
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    Has anyone tried Seafoam Deep Creep penetrating oil on rusted fasteners? Any good?
     
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    I use berrymans all the time...funny though...I never used it IN the tank ...I use it to clean piston crowns and exhaust ports/mufflers. Nothing I've found works better at that.
     
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