In Reply to: Sea Foam - useful, or snake oil? posted by Matt G on December 09, 2020 at 05:24:38:
There is a thread in our SAFETY forum --- see LINK below --- on many products sold today. You can do your own research for any product by typing in the product with 'MSDS' in the subject and get the products' contents listed with hazards and what not. If the product won't specify and it says 'proprietary information' they are hiding something and further proof to avoid it altogether. Now, as I state in the thread, almost every one of these so-called 'sludge cleaner' products contains as much as 98% plain mineral spirits as their main ingredient. Mineral spirits is an excellent dirt, grease and oil cleaner and thinner but there is nothing that will clean out sludge in an engine other than a complete tear down, cleaning, and rebuilding. Think about it. How does one determine if a product cleans out engine sludge? If you pour some in your engine, where does it go? Folks will believe/buy anything. It's the old PT Barnum adage. Now you can buy whatever you want, it's your money, and mineral sprits is a great cleaner, but I buy it in bulk 5 gallon buckets. Oh, it has multiple uses as well. Its the same stuff in paint thinner and charcoal lighter fluid. As far as anything removing sludge from an engine, well, only one way to do that.