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Old 07-31-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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which fuel additive do you use

hi all im going to pick up 1996 thor residency on a f53 chassie with a 460. will be driving it back home about 600 miles. i was wondering what is the best additive to add to the gas tank. was thinking sea foam,
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You don't need to spend money on additives in that Ford........Those additives are a waste of money IMHO................

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I know several folks using Sea Foam and swear by it. Myself, I just add a container of DryGas to remove any water from the system once every few months to my farm tractor, lawnmower, etc. because they sit parked for long periods depending on the season and our travels.
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Is it running rough?? I wouldn't add anything. I only used to add Stabil if we were not going to use RV for a while. I'de add it to the tank and run the generator for a bit so nothing gummed up.
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fuel

its been sitting for about a year so i was thinking water/ rust/ gum. i will be driving it 600 miles so thought this would be the perfect time to run cleaner thru it.
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We, as well as many of our camping friends, use sea foam. I seem to get a little bit better gas mileage with it and a bit more horsepower.
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For a unit that you have no experience with then adding some type of cleaner might be a good idea if for no other reason than peace of mind. I have used and heard a lot of good info on Seafoam.
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SeaFoam has fixed myriad problems of poor running with our MH engine & genset!
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Fill the tank with fresh fuel add a can of seafoam drive 1/2 way fill the tank again to get as much fresh fuel as you can. Good luck. Ethanol fuel turns bad in 6 weeks so your hunch is a good one. In a rig used all the time it is not necessary but if it sits for a month or so seafoam is one of the better products. I put an additive in my diesel only because it sits for a month or so at a time. D
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Just remember to fill up at a tier 1 gas station rather than the cheapies.

I run a 460 and have never bothered with additives - not convinced that they actually do anything useful despite all of the marketing claims.

By the time you have run 100 gallons of good quality gas through it you should be good.
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thks all

thanks all for your replys ivd used sea foam on my 1995 ford bronco and its like driving on cafeine. it really seams to help. picture is after i had cleaned one side of the carb and replaced the tps sensor.
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While it might or might not help, it want hurt so if it was me I would do it just for the piece of mind. If it has been parked that long, the gas has broken down and there may be moisture in the tank. Like was said, put as much fresh fuel in as possible. I us a fuel stabilizer when my motorhome is not going to be used for a few weeks. Other than that, I don't use anything else.
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thanks all for your replys ivd used sea foam on my 1995 ford bronco and its like driving on cafeine. it really seams to help. picture is after i had cleaned one side of the carb and replaced the tps sensor.
Just about anything will clean a throttle body. I have used rubbing alcohol, gas, glass cleaner, and some other stuff that was handy. The throttle body has a thin film on it and can be removed by a powerful cleaner. The film is to help reduce the amount of normal build up on throttle bodies.
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X2/3/4 for a gas stabilizer, anyway, I agree. All the gas companies state today's gas will begin to go bad as soon as 30 days from purchase.
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