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post #1 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody used Bars Stop Leak??

I need a new rear main seal. Mine leaks some. I also have the small head gasket leak that is common. But before I rip into all that work, I saw this stuff advertised called BARS Stop Leak that is specifically designed for rear main seals. Anybody use that stuff?


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post #2 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 06:41 AM
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a guy came into my work with very little money and his rad was leaking really badly from a whole right i the middle of it, he asked what he could do to get by, in reality he needed a rad but we decided to throw in a bottle of stop leak( not sure of the brand) in it just to se if that could help him for a bit and yep it sealed it right up. still isnt leaking. (month later)

i know this a rad not a main seal or head gasket but i would think it still might apply.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 07:26 AM
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It's a band aid until you can get a permanent fix.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 09:05 AM
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Bars Leak or any leak fix is bad for any vehicle.. For a temp fix (a few weeks) is fine, but after that it starts to clog up the flow ports & also does in the thermostat. After getting a new Rad, before you put it in, FLUSH THE SYSTEM really good!!! You want to get whatever is left in there out.

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 09:09 AM
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Could clog some of the tubes in the rad, or in the engine block.

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 09:32 AM
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Yeah Ive had it clog up heater cores on me. Yes I closed if off when I added it.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-15-2009, 09:35 AM
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Ive seen cars come into the shop that have had bars leak and others in the radiators...... bad bad stuff, clogs up badly in thermostats and heater cores.

As far a something for "sealing" oil leaks. It has chemicals that cause seals (rubber) to swell. Most motor oils have a small amount of it added to them to keep seals from getting brittle.
Its a "band aid fix" at best.
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