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I was wondering if the spray seafoam is safe to use on the 2016 tlx or is it not a good idea to use it?
 

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Seats, exterior, engine?
Not familiar with "spray seafoam"
 

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What are you using it for? Why do you want to use it?
 

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Seafoam (tm) is an intake tract cleaner/degreaser used primarily these days on direct injection gas engines to clean deposits and varnish buildup on intake valves and ports.

The idea is that, over time, residue of oil vapors from the crankcase ventilation circuit builds up on the intake port rims, valve edges and around the valve guides which impedes intake flow and causes rough running and poor performance. In carbureted and port injected engines the fuel/air intake charge "washes" these deposits away and prevents buildup, but that doesn't happen in direct injected engines.

Seafoam is introduced into the intake tract of a running engine and is supposed to clean away these deposits and varnish and therefore restore efficient operation of the engine.

I remember reading this was a really big deal around the time Porsche introduced the type 991 H-6 engines...owners were complaining of poor idle and high RPM performance and that the seafoam treatment recommended by dealers to fix the issue was short-lived and not covered by warranty. If performed at a Porsche dealership it was quite an expensive service operation (what's new), but if not performed by a certified Porsche service facility it would void the factory warranty. A popular unofficial remedy was to simply disconnect the CCV system where it entered the intake manifold between routine service visits.

Entrepreneurial souls sold plug kits that would keep dirt out of the works and others sold in-line valves. Separators appeared on the market that purported to keep crankcase gunk out of the intakes whilst being emissions control compliant and not requiring owners to get intimately involved in their car's engine compartments each time they dropped it off for service, but I don't know if they worked or if were viewed as suspicious by the warranty compliance people at dealerships.
 

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I used to seafoam my old Probe GT, because the intake manifold would get a lot of gunk in it from the PCV system. I’m not sure if it really did anything, just created a lot of smoke. Some claim the smoke is all of the carbon burning off, but who really knows? Personally, I wouldn’t use it on my TLX
 

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Honda does NOT recommend the use of an intake cleaner or gas or oil additive for a maintenance purpose. If you are trying to fix a specific problem, that is different, but just to be doing it, the answer is NO, don't do it. In the old days, I too would use Seafoam when exploring an old car in storage like a 5 or 6 year old barn find. Or if I was going to put a vehicle in storage for many years, I might use Seafoam. Modern cars do not need this product for normal maintenance.
 

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Seafoam works. Here's the deal tho you have to follow the directions. Do not use it until you're just about ready to change the oil. Seafoam isn't an additive. What is will do is blown all the s#@& out and into the oil making it black as hell so use it drive the car for a few days then change oil
 
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