IS THERE AN ADDITIVE TO HELP KEEP THE ENGINE AND...
2008 Honda Odyssey
Is there an additive to help keep the engine and fuel injectors clean? Is it ok to use them or will it hurt the engine. A friend told me to use "" Seafoam" to keep the engine clean.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 AT 8:21 PM
There's a real good additive. It's in the gas you buy. Some gas companies advertise it but all have something. I have heard of people getting good results with Sea Foam but you have to wonder what caused the need for it. I have over 400,000 miles on my '88 Grand Caravan daily driver. I've never used any chemical "mechanic-in-a-can" in the fuel system or any other system. General Motors is the only manufacturer I'm aware of that has injector issues that can benefit from the use of cleaners. By "benefit" I mean "runs better", not "solve the problem".
If you feel the need to add something, use a fuel injector cleaner that you add to a full tank of gas. That is a concentrated version of what's already in the gas and it shouldn't hurt anything. Products like Sea Foam are meant more for solving a problem than preventing one.