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Old 03-01-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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I use some additives. Seafoam, nos (nitrous oxide systems) octane booster, b12, use to use stp.... My gf tells me it's jus gas in a bottle. Any of these bad stuff?
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Re: Additives

It's not gas in a bottle. Gasoline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Most additives are a PEA type additive that help provide specific cleaning abilities.

Chevron 's cleaners are beleived among scientist to be most effective.
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Different manufactures use different fuel additives which can cause different types of pros/cons per vehicle. You would have to be a scientist and provide scientific examples to really break it down and learn. It's ok to randomly use additives to help. Don't use the same brand or type every times and focus on different items such as removing water, carbon, or others. Use one for injectors, the tank, combustion randomly. Most additive bottles will only increase octane 0.01 or 0.1 per bottle to every 15-20 gallons

It is not necessary to purchase an additive such as an octane booster unless you are using Torco or something to make race fuel type octanes. Then , you would need a proper tune.
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Seafoam is good. It lives up to it's claims. I am trying lubro-moly in my truck right now. I will be posting results in my lubro-moly thread. It can be found at napa. Red-line bread in additive has lots of zddp which reduces wear. I don't trust anything else tho. Like Spector said,techron lives up to claims but I stick with seafoam

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I use 2 stroke oil in fuel to off-set ethanol mileage loss. 2 ounces per 10 gallons or so seems to help. And restore works as advertised albeit not for very long

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some additives are worthless, I wouldnt use oil additives as most good oil already has some. I would however use seafoam and some fuel injection cleaner and such regularly.
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I use seafoam every once in a while too
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I use some additives. Seafoam, nos (nitrous oxide systems) octane booster, b12, use to use stp.... My gf tells me it's jus gas in a bottle. Any of these bad stuff?
when i bought my mustang, dealer told me like once a month throw in some octane boost to help keep things clean.you can do some research,i don't think it can hurt
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some additives are worthless, I wouldnt use oil additives as most good oil already has some. I would however use seafoam and some fuel injection cleaner and such regularly.
I use seafoam every 3rd oil change. When I first started the treatments my oil would come out like tar after 3000 miles. Now it's dark but not black so I assume the seafoam dissolved the sludge that was pre-existing. And it's not a harsh chemical.

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ive thought about using it but never actually done it yet
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when i bought my mustang, dealer told me like once a month throw in some octane boost to help keep things clean.you can do some research,i don't think it can hurt
K toluene,acetone and xylene will all boost octane and clean the fuel system and is way cheaper than the octane boost stuff. 1 liter per tankful and good to go

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ive thought about using it but never actually done it yet
Give er a shot Spector.

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K toluene,acetone and xylene will all boost octane and clean the fuel system and is way cheaper than the octane boost stuff. 1 liter per tankful and good to go

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thanks for the suggestion i will look into that
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I seafoamed mine when I bought it, and do it every few oil changes. I love that stuff. Made a HUGE difference in the 5.0 in my explorer a while back. She's been sitting and isn't doing so well now.....

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ive heard seafoam is bad for supercharged setups, that is when you run it through the intake~
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ive heard seafoam is bad for supercharged setups, that is when you run it through the intake~
That could very well be. I could see it. After it's cleaned the carbon out all that pressure on old gaskets. Makes sense. It will still dissolve sludge on the crankcase tho. But if your using a synthetic they clean awesome so it shouldn't be an issue

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