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Ok, I'm going out in the boat again this weekend and thought about running some seafoam through the fuel just for kind of peace of mind...plus I know he hadn't ran the engine much at all this past year. I remember someone telling me on the old site about how much to use, but couldn't remember. On their website it suggests about 1oz/per gallon. Is this about right, or too much?
 

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Bubba, I think it is 1oz per 10 gallons. That is the ratio I'm using in my boat!
 

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Yeap Snoot. You're right. I also add a few ounces to 6-12 gallons. I mix it a little strong, but I run 87 gas. Plus I like to know I have a little extra in the tank for when I don't get to fish. Just add a little bit the first several times bubba. If you add a big dose, it will break all the big chunks of cabon loose and that wouldn't be good on your motor.
 

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I'd say running any of the above ratios you'd be fine. I've seen people "shock" their motors, by taking the air intake off, running on a hose at low rpm and spraying seafoam directly into the carbs until almost killing the motor. Then let the thing set for 15-30min and restart. You'd be amazed on what will come out. But, I wouldn't do this until you know you're motor is pretty well clean and even then probably only once a year. Also by using this method you'll need to change your plugs afterwards. Use a good quality oil, and run some seafoam in the gas periodically and you'll be fine.
 

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Anohter thing, if you ever do shock a motor running on a water hose don't do it in the driveway or directly in the path to the front door, it can look like a small slurry spill and make the women folk
 

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For the last couple of years, in Nov. I fill my boat with gas and a whole can of sea foam. I usually don't add much gas after that. It sure starts quicker after sitting in the garage. This also takes care of the water condensation problem, no spitting and sputtering.
 

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Bubba,



The correct recommended manufacturer's ratio will be on the back of the can when you buy it. Bought mine at O'Reilly's (can't remember the price).



As you can see, a lot of people have developed thier own formulas for their specific applications.



Good luck.
 

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idon't have a boat to run it thru but i put a can in my truck right before i filled it up & it ran alot smoother also poured some in the carb it started easier after that
 

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Not really sure about the diffrence. But I thought the Stabil was more for storing.
Anyone else know about this?




Yeah, I believe stabil is more just for storing to keep gas from going bad. Seafoam does that, and also works as a detergent and helps clean out gunk and suet(sp?) from build-up from the engine. I think anyways?
 

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Seafoam is good stuff!!! I used to run Amsoil and added seafoam, but the price of amsoil has shot out of site and I can't pay for it now. So I just use the Johnson/Evinrude oil. It doesn't burn as clean, but If you decarb/Fog the motor once a year, it's fine.
 
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