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Old 05 June 2007, 18:00   #1
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decarboning

Been looking around some of the US sites and there is a lot on info about "decarbing" engines using a variey of products such as SeaFoam and the Johnson Evinrude "Engine Tuner" spray.

Does anyone bother doing this, it seems worth it as a preventive measure...

I have looked for SeaFoam and can't find it anywhere in the UK. Is it called something different over here? when I googles it I got a link to this product which looks similar http://www.bg-44k.co.uk/?gclid=CKGP3...FReyEAodAVvLWg

Has anyone used this in an outboard?

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Seafoam is basically Redex by another name with added Yankee hype.
I chuck a bottle of it in a tank every year.

Quicksilver Powertune is another one of the decoking sprays-and available over here. I've got some here and I don't use it for that-it's exceptionally good at cleaning crud from carbs when stripping them.
I might try it the way it's supposed to be used at some point but a lot of the stuff on the American sites refers to decarboning/decoking ancient engines that have thousands of hours on and the ring grooves clog up with carbon making the rings stick.It's not unusual for people in the US to still be using engines from the 1960s as the spares availability is far better there than here.

Not sure that makes sense. I'm knackered.
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Old 06 June 2007, 05:52   #3
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Don't worry NOS as usual it makes no sense whatsoever.

Only joking, thanks

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