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Old 03-01-2012, 10:00 AM
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Has anyone tried StarTron Enzyme Fuel Treatment? I've done some reading and I Emailed the company expressing my desire to try their product. They replied and are sending me a free bottle to try. I'm just wondering if anyone has used their product. Their website video is intriguing.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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never tried it...let us know how you make out. i've only used seafoam (once) and before that Lucas treatment...both very good in my experience.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:42 AM
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never tried it...let us know how you make out. ive only used seafoam 9once) and before that Lucas treatment...both very good in my experience.
Check out my posting of READ THAT LABEL, concerning ethanol fuels and cleaners containing alcohols. I used Seafoam until I read the article published by FuelTesters, who in turn provides additional links to U.S. Govt. websites and tests as their sources. Included in the article is a list of cleaners and fuel treatments that are rated. They are quick to mention that the list is not complete and some of those included in the list are good products. All they are doing is listing a yes or no as to what the tested products contain and if they attract water. Please read it.

I HONESTLY BELIEVE I CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO MY LAST TRUCK AND CAR'S DEATH, due to high amounts of alcohol based products drying and rotting out parts that were not meant to be dried or rotted.

I'll be sure to do a write-up on the results. I located two bottles at Walmart and StarTron is sending me a free bottle.
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...oh, and Lucas now has a fuel treatment and conditioner that is meant to deal with the problems brought on by ethanol fuels
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like priom said Seafoam.. have used it for years
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I'm not taking away from Seafoam's reputation. The city I work for uses it in all the city vehicles. Its just that after reading that article, in addition to other articles on the ethanol issue, and realizing that my last car and truck may have fallen victim to my ignorance, I'm paranoid about adding anything else that contains ethanol. I had no idea ethanol was a big time cleaner and it attracts water. I had engine problems so I ran a bunch of ethanol based cleaner in the tank. I kept getting water in the tank also. I didn't realize it attracts water. My truck would sit for long periods of time in my driveway because my police department general orders stated that if you were assigned to traffic division, motorcycles, then you had to take your bike home with you. I didn't realize the harm that was causing in my trucks gas tank.

Seafoam is a good product and I know it cleans the hell out of things. I'm just gun shy after having unknowingly OVERDOSED my last two vehicles on alcohol. I learned the E10 fuels do a pretty good job of cleaning because of the 10% alcohol rating.

I'll let y'all know.
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i have been using seafoam for years in everything i own that has a motor and have zero complaints.
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The Problem With Ethanol
‘Miracle Fuel’ Blend Retains Water, Dissolves Plastic Fuel Lines, Gums Carburetors & blocks filters at gas stations

Ethanol can dissolve some solid materials," says a June 2006 Yamaha advisory to dealers. That includes varnish and rust on steel and corrosion on aluminum tanks. The result is contaminated fuel.

ETHANOL DOS AND DON'TS
• Replace pre-1985 fiberglass tanks.
• Replace fuel lines, o-rings and gaskets that aren't built for ethanol.
• Inspect hose clamps and metal fittings in the fuel system for corrosion.
• Refill the fuel tank often to reduce airspace in the tank, which reduces water condensation.
• Install a fuel line water separator to eliminate water that collects in the tank.
• Use fuel additives to stop fuel from aging and oxidizing.
• Use de-emulsifying or hydrophobic additives to prevent water from homogenizing with fuel.
Never use a fuel additive that emulsifies water.
Never buy fuel that isn't clear and bright.
Do not use E10 contaminated with water without a combustion-enhancing additive.
Do not leave a near-empty fuel tank sitting for long periods of time.
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I've used seafoam as well and never a problem. The s10 I sold to my boss about1.5 years ago got seafoam treatment every 50k miles or so, and I asked him about the truck yesterday, said it's still running great. Had 220,000 miles when I sold it. Probably more like 240,000 miles today.

I wouldn't ever put any additives in my cars other than seafoam, marvel mystery oil, and stabil.
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Iv use seafoam for awhile havent had a problem But then again gas dont just sit in my tank because of all the driving. I have 302k miles on my 2002 chevy 1500 and it burns a 1/4 of a quart oil every 15k miles. I also do that change with amsoil. I also have owned the truck since 71k miles
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