Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by slimjim, Mar 9, 2009.
Seems like something that would make a lot of empty promises
i would never use it
It may work on sealing small leaks in a hose, but when we tried it in my old car to see, it just made a big orangy mess.
it does a very good job at clogging heater cores
i bought a car once, that someone used it to fix a blown head gasket... 3 months after i got the car, i was giving it a tune-up... when i iwent to flush the cooling system, i knocked the fix loose... fired up the engine, and it became a stanely steamer... cottage cheese maker.
yeah it works
and it also fucks up your cooling system and everything else.
friends dealership used to put pepper in peoples rads when they didnt want to get the leak fixed for real (like putting a new rad in)
crack an egg in there
I've seen it "work" yeah
I've also seen 90 Weight used for Oil when an engine was about to take a shit, lasted for about 30 laps too, of course it died with 3 laps to go
blow out blue smoke.. put thicker oil in, and finish the race
I've seen it used endless times with great success. Using it as instructed is one thing but abusing it is another.
I ended up putting that shit in since I'm desperate and can't afford a radiator replacement ($250 ). Hope it doesn't fuck shit up
I've seen guys use radiator pellets after head swaps just to make sure there are no leaks
Yeah thats when they are ok to use imo. A radiator leak is the wrong reason to use them.
Engine stopped overheating after like 3 miles AND the heater still works
I don't even understand how this stuff works, what's the science behind it?
Basically the stuff liquefies under pressure, and when it gets to a leak and squirts out, it instantly solidifies. Somewhat.
I wouldn't use it. Radiators aren't that hard to change; I did one on my old Mazda. Just change it out if there's really a problem with it.
What made it better was the radio conversation basically went "Is that the idiot light I see on"...."It is indeed"...."Oh well, run the bitch till it blows up"
Motor was put back together and this past November they went out and destroyed the Bull Ring track record by half a second. Still trying to get my cousin to upload the video of it on the engine stand. It's engine porn
I know that for (at least) most of the C4 Vettes the factory service manuals recommended putting in a measure of the stuff for most jobs related to the cooling system.
upload the vids, i want to see i didnt read thread, but what engine is this, and what is it in?
have fun paying $1000 for a new rad, water pump, heatercore, and headgaskets in a few months
I heard it was extremely difficult and that I should leave it up to a professional
Plus the radiator itself costs ~$100
lol rads are easy to change depending on the car. so post up year make model and search the net for a do it yourself walkthruogh of the install
Long time ago, you had to put Bar's Leak tabs in the cooling systems of Cadillacs with the HT4100 V8. Considering how absolutely shitty that engine is, I'm not surprised it has an equally shitty cooling system built in with it.
It'll help get you home so you can fix it.
Well I have a Haynes, but I thought you needed all this special equipment to depressurize the system and such?
yep. lots of block porosity issues.