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post #11 of 15 Old 09-28-2016, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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It's good to hear that I could contribute to the forum,because you folks have helped me learn all I know about my Rebel.Thanks again!
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-29-2016, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
Impossible, unlike SeaFoam the hand sanitizer actually DOES something.
I found this funny given the context of the site.

I have to admit I am a SeaFoam believer. Here is why. I had a 1991 Chevy s10 Blazer. It had many miles on it. About every 6 to 10 months, after is passed 100k, it would have a check engine light. It was a 32 all the time. This meant a clogged or non functioning EGR valve. The first time it happened I took the EGR valve out and cleaned it and the manifold hole with carb cleaner and was able to clear the code and it was functional. I did this about 3 times over a year and a half or so every time the stupid light came on. The EGR valve and the manifold hole were always plugged with carbon. The Job was not hard just a PITA and time consuming. I guess around 2003 or so Forums started to popup and people started to mention GM top engine cleaner to fix this issue. using the method of 1/3 can down the throttle body while engine was running and a 1/3 can through the brake booster hose while engine running than the last 1/3 down the throttle body after the engine died from pouring it through the brake booster. After letting is sit for a half hour then restarting. After all the smoke cleared I removed the the EGR valve and to my surprise it was cleaner than any of the previous times.I did it the manual way. Since then I always used the that method of cleaning the EGR and never took it apart again. It also extended the time between cleaning to about every 10 to 14 months. About about 5 years after that someone, again on a forum, mentioned SeaFoam was just as good a GM top engine cleaner but half the price. I tried it and they were right. I have used SeaFoam ever since.

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-29-2016, 07:28 PM
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@team dougherty : did that procedure for years
Except we trickled water into TB/Carb and master vacuum line on warm engine at medium high rpm ..
Worked like a charm... lest the passage was totally crusted closed.

used seafoam once stumbling cleared up on new to me bike..
can't say MMO wouldn't have done the same..
so I am still skeptical, even after many on other forums have extolled it's use for years..
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-29-2016, 09:05 PM
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I simply found the odometer box on the firewall that triggers the check light, opened it, and flipped the switch.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-30-2016, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
I simply found the odometer box on the firewall that triggers the check light, opened it, and flipped the switch.
I had a Datsun pick up that had one of those. I cannot remember what it was for. Just every so after I would have to reset it.

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