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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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MotorVac or Seafoam?

It's time for an oil change and I would like to clean out some buildup. Anybody suggest one or the other? typical cost of a MotorVac treatment? Did as much research as I could, just looking for some input. Thanks!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:53 PM
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Post Auto-Rx

This maybe a better option: http://auto-rx.com/index.html

There is no correct way to clean your dirty engine fast unless you pull it and rebuild it.

Auto-Rx does it safely over multiple oil changes.

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seafoam isn't that strong enough to clean out any "builup" you think you have in the oil. It works well sucked in thru a vacuum hose for upper cylinder cleaning, but that's about it. Motorvac works a lot better than it.

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Back before I put my stroker in, I used to use the walmart express lube and tire, and the last time I went they was advertising a service for $20 that was similar to a seafoam treatment. IDK what it really was as I never went back to walmart or any oil change place with the current engine!


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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
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I believe the Motorvac treatment was going around $90 and up.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 09:56 AM
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You shouldn't have to pay more than $100 for motorvac. It cleans out the entire fuel system and the engine. There used to be a multi-page thread with many positive comments about motorvac results, but that's been lost.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 04:22 AM
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Just had mine motorvac'd and it made a dramatic difference in performance. Of course, i got a ton of miles and drive mine every day.

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I reposted the MotorVac sites here:

MotorVac Redux....

For a complete fuel system cleaning, of course, I recommend the MotorVac..

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