I will never ever ever use stop leak products in anything I drive. It is a
poor substitute for a proper repair. Usually causes more problems than it
51 GMC 5 window
From: John Maertens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2000 9:42 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Bars Leak
>For group discussion!
> What are the opinions out there concerning Bars Leak or other "stop
>leak" products. I am losing coolant and have been unable to find the
>source of the leak. I'd like to try a leak stopping product but am aware
>that plugging problems can arise. This is in an '84 Corvette BTW
>'70 GMC (For Sale)
>john dorsey wrote:
>> I would still bet on a heater core. Had an s-10 with similar problem,
>> occasional leakage. It would pass a pressure test when cold. Eventually
>> got to the point every time it got up to a certain temperature it would
>> spit out some liquid then stop when it got hotter.
>> It finally started leaking all the time 3 days before a week long winter
>> vacation and no available replacement. Rather than order one and be
>> putting it in the night before we left, I went with a BIG bottle of Bars
>> Leaks. Stopped it just fine and lasted for 2 years before I had to
>> replace it.
>> I would suggest bars Leaks in the radiator, and see if the liquid stops
>> (or turns brown). If so its the core, if not see if a 5 year old hid a
>> bottle of lime drink in the dash.
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