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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #8 on: Nov 25, 2021, 06.48 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 06.48 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    In the UK our "Regular" Gas ( Petrol ) has just gone from 5% Ethanol to 10% Ethanol.

    I haven't noticed any difference in performance at all as yet, but it's still early days !  :159:



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    Here in the Midwest U S., the corn ethanol lobby is so strong that many gas stations are now selling 15 percent ethanol. The problem with ethanol is not as much an issue of performance as degradation with time. After three months in the tank, it's pretty much useless...  :020:
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #9 on: Nov 25, 2021, 07.09 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 07.09 pm
    And not all rubber/etc components can stand up to it long term.
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #10 on: Nov 28, 2021, 01.04 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 01.04 pm
    In Michigan, the label on the gas pumps say "May contain up to 10% ethanol".  During the winter months the gas contains no ethanol because if it did, there could be a separation problem due to the lower temps.

    Premium usually contains no ethanol and in the warmer months.  Mid-grade contains about only half of the amount as regular since mid-grade is a blend of regular & premium - blended at the pump.

    I like to run some home-brew "Seafoam"  occasionally just for the heck of it, maybe twice a season.  I don't think it can hurt and probably helps clean up the injectors although most gas today also contains cleaning additives.

    See : http://hildstrom.com/projects/seafoam/
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 2021, 09.42 am
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    Our roads are covered in Seafoam right now.  Living at the North East coast and the 98mph northerly winds from Storm Arwen had a bit to do with it  :008:
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 2021, 02.20 pm
    Nov 29, 2021, 02.20 pm
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    Our roads are covered in Seafoam right now.  Living at the North East coast and the 98mph northerly winds from Storm Arwen had a bit to do with it  :008:


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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #13 on: Dec 01, 2021, 02.42 am
    Dec 01, 2021, 02.42 am


    This is what I use to keep things clean.
    If you use this make sure you donít let the cap seal fall in the tank.

    Donít get me started on ethanol, I used to have an old Land Rover and after we switched to 10% ethanol I lost 15% fuel economy and I had to run the premium fuel to begin with.
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #14 on: Dec 01, 2021, 12.04 pm
    Dec 01, 2021, 12.04 pm
    Thanks!!!

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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #15 on: Dec 01, 2021, 02.02 pm
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    According to the MDS,  this product is mostly naphtha :

             https://lucasoil.com/pdf/SDS_safeguard-ethanol-stabilizer.pdf     ( see page 2 ).   

    So this product isn't much different as home-brew "Seafoam".  But the home-brew "Seafoam" contains some iso-alchohol to mitigate any moisture in the system.  I buy the naphtha at my local hardware store, BTW.
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