Is there any benefit on using Seafoam on a brand new ILX?

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    Is there any benefit on using Seafoam on a brand new ILX?

    Ive used Seafoam on used cars before and I know they do make a difference on older cars. But for new ones, do they actually have any real benefit? Maybe something like preventing gunk from building up?

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    What does Seafoam exactly do? I googled it and from what I saw it apparently supposed to clean your engine?

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    its only used to clean up gunk. if anything you can probably use it after 1000 miles after you break in the engine just to clean up any gunk there caused by the break-in period.

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    So it just cleans up the dirty engine. Sounds like its only good on higher mileage engine. That explains all the smoke I see in the Seafoam videos on youtube.

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    Thanks for all the info. I guess I'll just stick to using it on higher mileage vehicles. I just enjoy watching the smoke show that you get when you use it. Hahahahaha.

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    Use seafoam to clean gunk in your crank case which forms on cold non wear surfaces....
    Circulate that same gunk through oil passages and risk loosing lubrication to a main or rod bearing...


    makes sense to me. =\

    Run your engine on cycles that aren't all stop and go and change your oil regularly, you'll be fine.

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    There's nothing to clean in a new engine

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    Not sure if seafoam is such a great idea. Really depends how you use it and where. If you use it in your crank case it could casue build up on your spark plugs and o2 sensors. this would be more suitable for older cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piguo1 View Post
    There's nothing to clean in a new engine
    So true, there's nothing much to be done really. Even on cars with thousands of miles without any "cleaning" can run perfectly fine. All you really need to do is keep changing your oil.

    I have used this product on cars with 150k miles and it seems to have made a difference.

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    I wouldn't.

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