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Personally, i would not put it in my Crankcase
motor oil has its own detergent to keep the oil passages clean

The only place that needs cleaning every once in a while, is the where the gasoline travels
I put on a Catch Can to keep motor oil out of the gasoline to keep those passages as clean as possible. The smog system puts motor oil into the combustion chambers & gunks up that area with burnt carbon, which is nothing but charred motor oil
I have never put Sea Foam in the crankcase either, for the same reason you give. While Sea Foam say's it is safe to do, and gives instructions on how to, I have read too many did not end well experiences, so another reason I have never added to the crankcase.
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Found it to be great gas additive in my 4 ATVS and various small engines, I also use it as a fuel stabilizer, Never tried it in a crankcase, I think synthetic oils keeps things clean and sludge-free
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Found it to be great gas additive in my 4 ATVS and various small engines, I also use it as a fuel stabilizer, Never tried it in a crankcase, I think synthetic oils keeps things clean and sludge-free
I agree, but instead of using Seafoam I use Startron. They are great for small engines, but haven't experienced any reason to use in my truck. I had a Honda lawnmower that started running really bad so I put some Startron and Marvels Mystery oil in the gas, within a short period of time it was running as good as new. Since then, all my small engines get it.

As long as old gas doesn't stay in the tank for months on end, there is no need for it. My last truck, a F150 with 5.4 engine ran as good as new after 16.5 years of ownership and never put any additive in the gas.
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Did the carbon blow through the EGR on my 4.7 Jeep Commander right after I bought it; killed off the mosquitoes in the whole southern half of the county!!!

Ran so good afterward, I ran a can through my gas tank next oil change, for good measure! That was 20,000+ miles ago - probably gonna run a can with my next fuel-up this week, as I just changed the oil last week.
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I have done the brake booster thing on several vehicles with great results. I use it in all my chainsaws, mowers, trimmers, blowers, ATV, etc. It has been around for years and works great.
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I use Sea Foam for my small engines. The cars get Chevron Techron twice a year and the truck gets fuel injector cleaner and lubricant.
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I use in all my vehicles for fuel, if you're looking something to put in the crankcase, Marvel Mystery Oil is the way to go. Added it to all my vehicles every third or fourth oil change, replaced about 1/2 quart of oil with it, (they say a full quart - 25% for a 5 quart change, but I'm not that adventurous). I put about a 1/4 of a million miles on a few of them, my '78 F150 300 six is the only one that ever developed a lifter tap, a full quart on the next oil change cleared it right up. Great stuff
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I did mine yesterday, It sure did smoke a lot, but All in all i didn't notice a difference, I have added it to my Oil in all of my cars from time to time and also have ran it in the gas tank, this is the first time I put it though the vacuum port.
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I've used it in most everything I've owned. Great stuff! Never had the guts to use it in the oil though. They do make it in aerosol form now so you can clean from your TB down. Some shops even have an attachment that fits between the TB and your air cleaner and uses compressed air to spray it into your engine. Cleaned my dad's 2000 Sierra right up and stopped the TB blade from sticking.

Be prepared for lots of smoke though lol
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I watching some videos of this being used on engine thru a vacuum port, they showed before and after result using a bore scope thru the spark plug hole

while it removed a very small amount of carbon from the top of the pistons, you could get the same results from water the same way

ever seen a cylinder after a head gasket had blown? most of the carbon is gone compared to the other cylinders
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