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    Seafoam in gas?

    So my skis have been sitting for a few months, I took them out today to test them out and one ran fine but the other seemed to top out at like 5300 rpm. I did the wgs test and its not allowing air through at idle so i will pull it apart and go from there.
    My question is, should i run a can of seafoam through the gas? Is it safe to use an entire can per ski or what's recommended? What else should i look at/do to get them to run as best as they can considering they've been sitting for a bit?
    Another thing i noticed, my reverse is very stiff on one of them, what could i do to soften it up? the skis have 185/189 hours so i'd like to know what i should go about doing to keep them healthy.


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    its good, make sure you lube with Stabil in the intake, are you in salt water or fresh?

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    its good, make sure you lube with Stabil in the intake, are you in salt water or fresh?
    Mostly salt water. Where in the intake would i use Stabil?

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    On top of the motor theres vacume lines on one of them is a chrome connection that unscrews 3 second spray each side, open throttle and close slowly a few times, sometimes its alittle boggy at start up but will get past it

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    THROTTLE BODYRemove the seats (page 3-4).
    To lubricate and rustproof the inside of the throttle
    body, proceed as follows after confirming that the
    engine is stopped and cool.
    1. Remove the joint hoses from the clip(s) and disconnect
    the maintenance joint.
    2. Insert the spray nozzle of a water-displacement
    corrosion-proof lubricant (without Teflon or
    molybdenum additives, such as CRC 6-56 or an
    equivalent) into joint hole A.
    3. Open the throttle fully.
    4. Spray the lubricant into joint hole A for 3 seconds.
    5. Operate the throttle lever slowly, from fully ON
    to fully OFF, 3 times.
    6. Repeat the step 2 – 5 again.
    7. Perform the same lubrication procedure for joint
    hole B.
    8. Spray the lubricant to the maintenance joint
    threads and the O-ring.
    9. Reconnect the maintenance joint and make sure
    it tightened securely. Install the joint hoses into
    the clip(s) properly

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    Never heard of anyone lubing with stabil.
    I use and sell b3c, 100% synthetic fuel product. http://www.b3cfuel.com/products/
    I am not a fan of sea foam or stabil as they do nothing to fight ethanol issues or water in the fuel. Both are petroleum distillates and are old school fixes, waste of money.
    See the bottom 2 vids..... on this page under videos for more info. http://www.b3cfuel.com/resources/
    Let me know if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCNJ View Post
    Never heard of anyone lubing with stabil.
    I use and sell b3c, 100% synthetic fuel product. http://www.b3cfuel.com/products/
    I am not a fan of sea foam or stabil as they do nothing to fight ethanol issues or water in the fuel. Both are petroleum distillates and are old school fixes, waste of money.
    See the bottom 2 vids..... on this page under videos for more info. http://www.b3cfuel.com/resources/
    Let me know if interested.
    One post and its about selling a product. Good way to get banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCNJ View Post
    Never heard of anyone lubing with stabil.
    I use and sell b3c, 100% synthetic fuel product. http://www.b3cfuel.com/products/
    I am not a fan of sea foam or stabil as they do nothing to fight ethanol issues or water in the fuel. Both are petroleum distillates and are old school fixes, waste of money.
    See the bottom 2 vids..... on this page under videos for more info. http://www.b3cfuel.com/resources/
    Let me know if interested.
    Guess I have wasted $$$$$ should had used nothing then, Stabil Fogging spray Has always been a good friend to me and Seafoam

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    Excessive sea foam will foul your plugs with a orange residue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TCNJ View Post
    Never heard of anyone lubing with stabil.
    ...
    I am not a fan of sea foam or stabil
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    ... Stabil Fogging spray ...
    Sta-Bil is a brand name which is used to sell a number of products. Well known for the original fuel stabilizer product, they also sell other products under the Sta-Bill brand including engine fogging oil.

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