Sea Foam – A Rustic Living Essential
When coordinating all of our ideas in creating Cabin Spaces, the cabin owners / contributors had three common concerns that came up for everyone, regardless of where our rustic getaways are:
- Water Treatment. We created a post called: Selecting a Home Water Treatment for that topic that covers all aspects of water treatment from start to finish.
- Insulation / Heating & Cooling. We have started a collection of articles, starting with 10 Simple Ways to Make Your House Energy Efficient for Winter and have multiple articles on insulating in the works… and…
- Keeping Motors Running. This deals with snowmobiles, cars and trucks, off-road vehicles, lawn mowers, and all of the other motorized vehicles and tools we use around the cabin.
Dealing with water and insulation are issues that are pushed front and center as soon as you buy a cabin, but maintaining everything with motor can creep up on you. Personally, the writer of this post was forced to confront this issue a month after purchasing a cabin, where two used snowmobiles were just purchased. The sellers were very upfront about the fact that neither machine had been run in several years, and they couldn’t get them started. Luckily, a neighbor was especially experienced with dealing with snowmobiles, and when I called, he came over with a few tools, and Sea Foam.
We had heard of the product, but generally, the Sea Foam brand is targeted a lot toward maintenance of engines. However, it really shines in dire situations when trying to get a mistreated motor running again. On our two used snowmobiles we were stuck, not being able to get them going, but as the Sea Foam worked its magic through the old gas, it slowly started running. The old gas was able to smoke its way out of the system, and in about an hour both snowmobiles were running beautifully. We ended up getting amazing deals on three more snowmobiles that were in the same situation. All machines run very well, years after buying them.
This is not any miracle story, and most people with cabins probably already have Sea Foam as part of their regular engine treatment plan. We use it with every fill up of our snowmobiles and our Polaris RZR’s. It is used for when we are storing these as well, and start-ups after months of no use are not an issue anymore. The lawnmower, edger, and our two chainsaws all get Sea Foam, and we simply don’t have any of the problems that we use to have with starting engines that haven’t been used in a while. If this sounds like a shameless plug, well, it is. It is one of our “cabin essentials” that we couldn’t imagine living without.
One of the surprising results we have had with Sea Foam is with an old Jeep that is used around the land. With about 200k miles on it, it started to become a real issue with starting. After using Sea Foam, that issue has completely gone away. We use it with every fill up, and whatever was gunking up the engine before is long gone.
How To Use Sea Foam
From their official YouTube site ( we recommend watching all of the videos if you want to learn more, lots of great info on how to use it with all sorts of different engines )
Where Should You Use Sea Foam?
We took this right from their site, explains different uses of the product:
Sea Foam Products
Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a petroleum based product that helps clean internal fuel and oil system components. Sea Foam is an EPA-registered product, and will not harm engine components, seals, gaskets, catalytic converters or oxygen sensors. Sea Foam helps liquefy gum and varnish deposits helping to free sticky valve lifters and rings. By using Sea Foam to help eliminate varnish and carbon buildup, mechanics can more accurately diagnose mechanical problems that may exist.
Mechanics, sportsmen and hobbyists love deep creep as a gun cleaner, lubricating and dispersing moisture on fishing reels, engine parts, clamps, wheels, air tools, locks, rollers, chains, gears, drawer slides, hinges and ball bearings
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