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Old 07-16-2018, 04:56 PM
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sea foam in my 1976 ford f150 ranger

Wondering if anyone had advice on sea foam in my pickup.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:01 PM
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From my experience Sea Foam does work in terms of breaking up carbon deposits, but what works better (in my opinion) is using a spray bottle filled with distilled water and "misting" it over the carb as you work the throttle.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:03 PM
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by misting do you mean misting over the intake
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:14 PM
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Take your air cleaner off and work the throttle back and forth as you spray the water mist (not directly into the carb) but just above it, vacuum will suck in the mist, this will help break up any carbon deposits on the pistons/valves.
 
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Sea Foam also sells an aerosol version that's meant to be sprayed directly into the throttle body.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:32 PM
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I used additives (Gumout) to limp along a 35 YO gunked up carb. It helped to a certain point. Then I got a rebuilt carb and no additives. I do use Stabil in engines rarely used but my dent gets used enough to keep the gas fresh.

Good tuneup, some degree of regular use and no additives would be my suggestion. Or Stabil if not used regularly.
 
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