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Old 04-09-2005, 02:19 AM
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Gas tank additive

Im sure I could find 30 pages on additives however.....I have a yamaha outboard 200 and I want to run some type of an engine clean through the tank. Something to the effect of Sea Foam or something else. My question is what do you guys recommend??

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Old 04-09-2005, 07:32 AM
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Next to Sea Foam I would use Chevron Techron. This stuff is great for intake valves other carbon buildup.
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:08 AM
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I've had nice results with Sea Foam.
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Old 04-10-2005, 02:49 AM
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I'd go w/ the sea foam!
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:32 PM
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I don't know... I know Sea Foam advertises itself for small 2-strokes, which a 200hp Yamaha definitely is not.

I'd be a little concerned that it might reduce the effectiveness of the lubrication.

The only additive I'd recommend is fuel stabilizer, without checking with Yamaha first..
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