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Old 03-29-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
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Ok well everytime i do an oil change for the past 3 years, i have been adding this product to my engine. I wanted to know if anyone has ever done a B & A compression test with this product being used? I mean that is probably the only way you would know. Thanks!
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I put it in the bonnie'* engine way back in the day, didn't see any improvment. Better to just make sure she is tuned up.
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Now see yeah, i never really saw any drastic inprovement either, but there just might have been a little bit of Compression increase...maybe just on one cylinder, maybe on two, but something..they say they have lab results, but anyone with a brain stem could make up those figures...
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Supposedly what the stuff does is fill in minor scratches in the cylinder wall.. But you have to use it with every oil change to keep up with the protection or additive... There are some that swear by the stuff and others like me... I don't use it

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Basically a bunch of metal particles. It will NOT fill in grooves in the engine. I WILL put grooves in your bearings. Stay away.
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yeah it kinda looks like REALLY used oil...it is like BLACK and gritty...i guess thats what it is, i guess im gonna stop using it...
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A lot of people like Sea Foam. They say it cleans dirty plugs if added to the gas. I've never tryed it. If my plugs get dirty I buy new ones.
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SeaFoam, and it'* main competition B12 Chemtool, are cleaners, tho, not "engine restorers.
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so clean then restore? so how does seafoam work, can you add it to your gas and oil or something?
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Stick with regular oil. Seafoam isn't much more then mild solvents and mineral oil. B12 is a strong solvent that can actually cause bearing wear as well. I have NEVER seen a 3800 sludged up. My car'* oil was black at 210,000 when I bought it, about 9,000 miles since the last oil change according to the records, after a couple oil changes it looks great, and UOA'* prove it. If you're looking for more detergents and you live in a warmer climate try some HDEO like DELO.
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