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Old 12-11-2011, 01:43 PM
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Bars "Permanent" Head Gasket repair

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Just a short note. Bars so called permanent head gasket fix in a can for the overpriced item, of $30. does not work, please don't waste your money, JUSTgo to dinner!
I used it, and it lased for two days then right back to the leak in the cylinder.
I used it as advertised and my leak was small and should not of been a problem for these big claims from Bars. Also, there is no warranty on the bottle.
The only real way to fix it is the right way folks, sorry. I checked their website and all they post are the so called miracle ones, there is not one bad claim.
They are playing on peoples just not knowing, but I can only hope that it didnt
clog anything else up in my engine when I get the real repair done.
IT DOES NOT WORK! I AM DISAPPOINTED IN THIS PRODUCT AND FEEL USED BY THE MFGR

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Sorry you fell for the hype, just go's to show you...there's usually no easy fix.
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Always best to bite the bullet and do it right, howevermuch it hurts.
I believe once a leak is established itīs going to continue until itīs path is repaired.
I saw some paint on goop for oil leaks, once the oil is out itīs out and nothing applied to the outside will keep it in.
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I had great success with the "Permanent" Bars leak. Flushed all coolant from the motor, installed as suggested, leak stopped. Car was not worth the effort and cost of a head and gasket replacement(92 Shadow).
As always, it depends on how bad the damage is to start with.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:32 PM
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As with using any leak stopping product, Bar's, Alumaseal...etc. All you are doing is prolonging the time before tearing it down, to fix it right. Do not expect them to be the ultimate cure.

I've been there, and done that!

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ven though it didnt seal your head gasket it most likely plugged up your heater core and radiator. So at least it "Sealed" something
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The permanent metallic stuff they used in the oil of the cash for clunkers cars to lock them up does work to some degree, but it makes a MESS.. I worked on an engine with the stuff in it, and after pulling the head, I had to chisle the stuff out of the water passages.
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That cash for clunkers engine dope was 'water glass' (sodium silicate). I use it to fireproof fireworks rocket casings, among other things. It's also the active ingredient in the "ceramic" engine sealers. I'm surprised they bothered to add a metallic component to it on the c/c cars you saw- it really needs no help to fubar an engine if poured down the intake, etc.
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checkout steelseal.com.
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Look guys, Bar's somehow wants to tell the people like: use Bar's and all the problem will be gone
Well not so!
You spend $30.00 dollars or $65.00 depending on the bottle or can size and the be ready to go to your bank to withdraw a lot of money to fix the complete engine
Clogged parts will come next and also engine problem
Look at the temperature needle and how happy is to go all the way up
If they want to compare to Aspirin, well, it is very far away from that
BAR'S Permanent head gasket a pain in your rear end
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If you use any of the head gasket in a bottles, there is a risk involved. These products are best left to vehicles no longer worth the cost of a head gasket repair.. K&W block seal is the only one I would use, and that is sodium sillicate. Follow the directions to a T and it will work. The old trick of black pepper can also work, just as cracking an egg to seal a radiator.
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