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Anyone have any experience with this stuff, good or bad? Thinking about picking up one of those kits.






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It's a micro lubricant... it will not harm your engine, however, will it improve your engines performance? I do not know the answer to that because I have never tried zMax. I had looked into zMax a few years back and found some really mixed feelings about it.

What I can tell you about everything I read is that zMax does improve fuel economy but, what you save in fuel you spend on zMax. Also, once it cycles itself out of your system, the benefits cycle out as well and your engine will be back to the state it was in prior to adding zMax.

This means you would have to continue buying zMax to keep getting the benefits of the product. Me personally, I would rather take that money and replace work items such as spark plugs, a good oil change, trans fluid change etc.

Why dont you buy some zMax and try it out. Let us know what happens. Good luck!




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Probably not worth it in the long run but who knows


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I just decided to run a can of engine restore through it, as I normally do after an oil change. And I threw a can of seafoam on the tank, maybe clean out the injectors and crap.

ANyone ever used seafoam through the vaccum lines like they say? I have no idea how to do that.






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Ran a half can of Seafoam through the brake booster vaccum line. Noticed a smoother idle and a little better pickup. Didn't experience the smoke show that everyone talks about, guess my engine wasn't that dirty.

All in all, not a bad $10.






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It's not really the additive part that does anything, it's putting the 1/3 to 1/2 directly into the intake of the warm engine, letting it sit there for a few minutes and then restarting it. It literally cooks off all the gunk and grime.






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my engines have no gunk or grime inside or out>


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I picked up some Seafoam motor treatment and the spray for the intake system. Iam gonna dump some in the fuel tank as well. You can run the stuff in your engine until the next service. Not sure if longer is better or what...I noticed not long after I changed my oil the last time, it was already dirty again...So it must be sludged up, thought I read some Vortecs are known for that. Iam gonna go out and try the intake spray here if its not too dark yet.


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