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Old 11-14-2010, 04:22 PM   #1  
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Any one ever use this product? http://www.usasealants.com/products/...asket-sealant/ If so, Did it work? I have a 96 Buick with a 3.1 v6 that had the gasket go this weekend and it has to many miles on it to spend the money to fix it. Thanks for any advice...
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Any one ever use this product? http://www.usasealants.com/products/...asket-sealant/ If so, Did it work? I have a 96 Buick with a 3.1 v6 that had the gasket go this weekend and it has to many miles on it to spend the money to fix it. Thanks for any advice...
No, I never did.. If you don't want to spend the coin to do it right, might as well as try..


Can you change the gasket yourself, or maybe have a friend help you.. It's a shame that the gasket itself are fairly cheap, it's the dam labor the mech wack you for.. UGGGH..
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I used to do these things myself but not anymore. With the tools needed and with no access to a garage my day's of working on cars outdoors are OVA........
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I used to do these things myself but not anymore. With the tools needed and with no access to a garage my day's of working on cars outdoors are OVA........
Sorry.. I wish you luck on getting it fixed.. Can you possible trade the car in on something newer.. Maybe get a few bucks for the car why you still can..

You sure the head gasket is blown?? What syptoms does it have that you think it's blown???
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Well the car really has no trade in value and right now I don't have the cash for another. I am sure the head gasket is gone. Steam out of the tailpipe and water in the oil are a sure diagnosis along with the overheating.
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Well the car really has no trade in value and right now I don't have the cash for another. I am sure the head gasket is gone. Steam out of the tailpipe and water in the oil are a sure diagnosis along with the overheating.
Yes, that sounds like the symptoms of a blown head gasket.. Well, let us know how that stuff works if you use it..
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I have used Thermagasket (http://www.rxauto.com/) with great results. It is about $100 for the kit, it is a 2 part solution. I think some of the question as to whether it will work is getting to it early rather than late. The 5.0 Mustang engine I used it on lasted for over 100,000 miles. As far as the cheaper stuff goes, I don't know.

If you go with the Thermagasket be sure to completely flush the system first to remove any antifreeze since it will keep the Thermagasket from curing. I ran the car daily for 2 weeks before removing. Then after the fix use the one cup of antifreeze like they suggest unless you are in a really cold climate.
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Well the car really has no trade in value and right now I don't have the cash for another. I am sure the head gasket is gone. Steam out of the tailpipe and water in the oil are a sure diagnosis along with the overheating.
I'm so sorry to hear about it. As others say, it is the labor that gets you on head gasket jobs as the gasket itself is pretty cheap. I hope you find a solution to your situation soon.
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I have used Thermagasket (http://www.rxauto.com/) with great results. It is about $100 for the kit, it is a 2 part solution. I think some of the question as to whether it will work is getting to it early rather than late. The 5.0 Mustang engine I used it on lasted for over 100,000 miles. As far as the cheaper stuff goes, I don't know.

If you go with the Thermagasket be sure to completely flush the system first to remove any antifreeze since it will keep the Thermagasket from curing. I ran the car daily for 2 weeks before removing. Then after the fix use the one cup of antifreeze like they suggest unless you are in a really cold climate.
Thanks, I am in the Northeast so it is starting to get cold so that stuff might not be an option. The Blue Devil can mix with antifreeze so that would be better for my situation. It is a little cheaper but I just don't know anyone who has used it.
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I'm so sorry to hear about it. As others say, it is the labor that gets you on head gasket jobs as the gasket itself is pretty cheap. I hope you find a solution to your situation soon.
Thanks, I appreciate it. Crap happens so what can you do...
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I've used Bar's Leaks for radiators a few times in the past successfully, it has a great reputation.
They do make it for head gaskets now, it may be something you consider.
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I've used Bar's Leaks for radiators a few times in the past successfully, it has a great reputation.
They do make it for head gaskets now, it may be something you consider.
I will check it out, Thanks.....
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