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noob question - adding seafoam to crankcase oil - October 24, 2008, 10:04 AM

that's where you put the oil in the bike right - like during a normal oil change?

the can says you can do that...

anyone ever do that?

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October 24, 2008, 10:13 AM

I wouldn't add seafoam to the crankcase full of repsol since you have to change it immediately and that could be a very expensive quick oil change.

I'm not completely sold on the benefits of seafoam myself but I would look into the effects that seafoam might have on a wet clutch system.


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October 24, 2008, 10:17 AM

"where you put the oil" is a not a place to test.
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I wouldn't add seafoam to the crankcase full of repsol since you have to change it immediately and that could be a very expensive quick oil change.

I'm not completely sold on the benefits of seafoam myself but I would look into the effects that seafoam might have on a wet clutch system.

why would i have to change it immediately?

the can says "When added to crankcase (oil)"

*frees sticky lifters and rings
*cleans dirty parts
*increases RPM's vaccuum & compression
*cleans PCV valve systems

- one pint treats 10 quarts of oil (avg. 1.5oz per qt)
For use in all motor oils including synthetic
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seafoam for lunch - YUM!


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If I'm not mistaken the old school seafoam you would feed through the brake booster vacuum line on your car and let it run for a few minutes. The car would start to smoke like crazy then once it stopped smoking you would shut the car off, change the oil and all was well.

The assumption is that it cleans your engine out and the dirt goes in the oil. So now you have dirty oil that will need to be changed.


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If I'm not mistaken the old school seafoam you would feed through the brake booster vacuum line on your car and let it run for a few minutes. The car would start to smoke like crazy then once it stopped smoking you would shut the car off, change the oil and all was well.

The assumption is that it cleans your engine out and the dirt goes in the oil. So now you have dirty oil that will need to be changed.
thats what you are supposed to do... but also you can add it to the crank and a little in your gas for cars that dont have 10 qrts of oil... it works pretty well... but i've never used it on a bike.

you definately add it, get the car hot, wait for smoke... and change the oil asap. that stuff will EAT gaskets... and thats why i dont think i would use it on a bike.


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If I'm not mistaken the old school seafoam you would feed through the brake booster vacuum line on your car and let it run for a few minutes. The car would start to smoke like crazy then once it stopped smoking you would shut the car off, change the oil and all was well.

The assumption is that it cleans your engine out and the dirt goes in the oil. So now you have dirty oil that will need to be changed.

ah..ok. thanks.

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thats what you are supposed to do... but also you can add it to the crank and a little in your gas for cars that dont have 10 qrts of oil... it works pretty well... but i've never used it on a bike.

you definately add it, get the car hot, wait for smoke... and change the oil asap. that stuff will EAT gaskets... and thats why i dont think i would use it on a bike.

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"where you put the oil" is a not a place to test.
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His point is that your crankcase is not a good testing ground for things like seafoam and other additives. Too much can go wrong too quickly, and the results are permanent. At least that's how I understood it. The wording was the funny part.


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Another point, for modern Jap bikes there's really not that much to do. Ride it, take care of the periodic maintenance and you'll be surprised.
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