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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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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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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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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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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.
The best thing to do for cleaning the engine is to perform an oil change for the first time. That where you will find the most metals from the break in period.
 
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