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This is other forum link (hope it is OK to link it here?) where a member got catalytic converter problem after using Seafom.
I used Seafom once in my diesel with no noticeable effects, but this forum had strong recommendations for the stuff. I am trying to check the issue further for more scientific tests, so consider this as consideration at this time.
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Seafoam, as with many additives, consists of a solvent in a light oil carrier. Iirc in the case of Seafoam the solvent is naphtha. It works OK for dissolving fuel varnish because that's what it's designed to do. The problem with injecting it into your manifold is that 1) It's not very effective and 2) You end up burning the oil carrier. That's why it smokes so badly. Burning oil from any source isn't good for your engine and it especially isn't good for your catalytic converter if you have one.

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FWIW, the MB branded product #A 000 989 25 45 12 contains naptha and naphtalen. According to the instructions, it is only intended to be mixed with approx. 65 liters of fuel.

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I read what those guys are saying on the board and I think they are so full
of their own misgivings.

I have used SeaFoam and other products for years, decades, and have never
once had a problem like that or even heard of it.
I think it was a pure coincidence.

Sea Foam is a Fuel Injector Cleaner, not mixed up with the Oil. Unless of course, you do a direct application to the Oil.
Otherwise, it's introduced into the Fuel Tank.

I repeat, never, not once ever had a problem with Sea Foam, Berryman or other High Quality Fuel Injector Cleaner.

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This is other forum link (hope it is OK to link it here?) where a member got catalytic converter problem after using Seafom.
I used Seafom once in my diesel with no noticeable effects, but this forum had strong recommendations for the stuff. I am trying to check the issue further for more scientific tests, so consider this as consideration at this time.

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The difference might be, that OP used Seafom as an intake cleaner.
Makes logic sense that unburned oil can screw converters. Than it might be all in details.
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