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SEAFOAM QUESTIONS? When? Which? How?

Hi guys,

I have access to ethanol free gas (Sheel V-Power Nitro) and I still use stabilizer in it, even if I don't store it.

1-Should I add SeaFoam to in it?
2-Is this SeaFoam any good? Seafoam Motor Treatmant | Canadian Tire

3-I use this Stabilizer STP Fuel Stabilizer + Water Remover (Ethanol), 946-ml | Canadian Tire

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no need to double up on fuel treatment, pick your favorite and go with it.

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Thank you for your reply.

Which is the best then?
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Sea foam has a cult like following, and seems to be good for everything. People add it to gas,oil, transmission, breakfast cereal. I've never used it, it does intrigue me, just haven't had the situation where I've thought, sea foam is what this needs.
Fuel stabilizer is marketed just as that, it keeps fuel fresh. I've had good luck with stabil If you have non ethanol fuel available, I'd bet stabil would keep it fresh for at least a year. If your goal is to keep your fuel fresh then go with fuel stabilizer. If you want it to run cleaner, stronger, fresher, along with perfect hair, use fuel treatment.
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thats a chev, ford, dodge, thing . all are good, depending on who you ask.

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While Seafoam is a good product, it was not produced primarily for the fuel stability and conditioning and maintaining like STABIL. It can be used for what you are thinking but it won't be as effective. I do run some of it thru my various vehicles and machines once every year or two, but for your purposes, this is what you want to use:
STA-BIL® 360Â*°™ Marine for Boats & More

You can check out their other products which are all good here:

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Today I came to start my Honda HSS928 after 7-8 months of storage. It had Ethanol Free gas with stabilizer. Took around 13 pull to start it, I was freaking out. I don't know what the problem was.

Gas is Shell V-Power Nitro, so best ethanol free gas available in my opinion.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that the gas tank was filled at 1/3
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i have used seafoam in vintage outboard motors to decarb them. it does work wonders for that application without a doubt, for snowblower use, i would recommend marine grade stabilizer and dont go generic, get the good stuff . ( brp, merc, yammy)

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I linked this in the OP, is it good or bad?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/st...l#.VmYzKbjhBjF

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I can't tell you about the STP, I've always used the Sta-bil Marine. Does an excellent job with ethanol in my boat and on the lawn and garden stuff when I can't get pure gas. I add it to every tankful summer and winter even though I try to drain the machines I'm not using just in case I do leave one with fuel in.

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Seafoam is good at a lot of things but I'm not that much of a believer in it being great at anything. Since you can add it to fuel and to engine oil I'm not so sure it's the best at either.
I've always used Lucas FI cleaner and it's worked great on all the cars I've repaired. I've come to also add it to every couple tankfuls of fuel.
And I do measure it, not just slosh what I think might be about right.

Lucas Fuel Treatment | Canadian Tire

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