OldskolFan: You should recommend only using distilled water because regular water can
leave calcium deposits?
dtv4334: my 460 v8 78 lincoln engine smokes white and shakes when i first start it.
after like 10 mins it runs fine. do you think its the head gasket? it is
not leaking coolant
OldskolFan: My car is leaking coolant and I was told to replace the coolant temp
sensor. But they want to do a valve cover gasket and intake manifold gasket
replacement as well? Aren't those for oil leaks? I know I have oil leaks
but will sealing those help my overheating and leakage problems? I have
a new water pump and radiator but sill leaking coolant?
eladio beltran: Thanks I find the instructions !
eladio beltran: When u say mix it in abucket u mean with water
Bill Bagwell: So i have a 98 buick century 3.1 and the head gasket is leaking a little
oil on the passenger side and i have brown gunk in my radiator and white
under the oil cap. Also it gets really hot on super cold days and the
heater stays cold but after about 15 or so mins of driving it randomly goes
down to normal op temperature and the heater will start working. Is my car
a safe candidate for head gasket sealer?
carrie nortan: by the way do you use the same procedure you spoke of when using the
Ashmoh91: I have an 89. Honda civic and I do not have milky oil or the bubbling in
the radiator I do how ever have white smoke. And I little bit of roughness
to the engine. I am so concerned that any sealant product will damage my
car. I have had mechanic friends tell my to kljust replace the gasket but I
do not have the money right now. I truly need to know that this or any
other product will not clog or ruin anything else be for I use it.
Mo Zen: Great video.Informative.I just had a question ? Is it possible to do
something other than driving 500 miles like revving engine for a while? i
live in michigan where currently it is going below zero and i dont want to
leave water in the engine.Please answer.Thanks
CrzyNV Miles: How would you rate their pour and go product? Is it a just as good you
Jayanath gampalage: I have Toyota Vitz / Yaris SCP10 1.0L (Year 2000) hatch back. Recently I
flushed the radiator and added coolant and water. Few weeks ago it showed
the Heat Bulb (Blinked) and I stopped the car and checked the coolant
level, and it was dropped. I filled with water and came home went to
mechanic and it shows bubbles in radiator coolant. There is no sign of miss
or compression loss.. but small / Tiny bubbles like foam pops out from the
radiator coolant. Mechanic said there is a head gasket leak. Could u
please give me some advice
Tamara Rowe: I am wondering if this is what my problem is...I am losing coolant from the
overflow reservoir. There are no issues when it's pressure tested...The
water pump, clutch fan and thermostat have been replaced.
Jason Henriques: great explanation, i just had a question regarding my 97 Mitsubishi eclipse
gst i have a problem with my head gasket theres oil leaking along the top
to the bottom and theres spots on the floor and the engine light doesnt
determin anything wrong with the car can you help me out
Frist Last: Great Vid. Wish you were in Australia!
mike p: You forgot to mention; exactly how much tap water do you mix with the
engine block sealer? I don't want to mix too little or too much water.
MisterNifty: It is already steam before it leaks into the cylinder or, being water is
incompressible, it would ruin the engine. Ditto for the Anti-freeze. .
Geo: will it work as a preventative fix.. Some people suggest using Steel Leak
as preventative measure to extend the life of a head gasket, I wonder if
this will do the same thing..
cynthia camacho: Hi. I have a 2005 Pontiac vibe. I went in for an oil change and they took
me to my car while up in the air and showed me I have an oil leak on the
back of my engine. They said there was no milky look in my oil but said i
may have a head gasket leak. I don't recall overheating my car and i don't
have to put water in it very often and there is no white smoke
lynne liden: My daughter was just told her head gasket is bad....the only symptom she
has had is that she keeps losing anti freeze. No overheating, No milky oil
cap, no white smoke. She did replace the water pump a few days ago as it
was leaking and we were told that was what was causing the anti freeze
leak. She took it back to the same repair shop today because they didn't
put a couple of the nuts back on the overflow tank and there was a hose
hanging down for them to fix....when she called to see if the car was ready
for pick up, they told her she has a head gasket leak and it would be $1300
to fix it...Does this sound like the real problem? It is a 2001 Taurus
eric beauchamp: This video has been quite helpful, thanks! My 04 focus is on its' last leg
anyway so I don't mind if I mess up a few parts BUT what is the
significance of removing the spark plugs and/or thermostat or leaving them
Demetrius Cole: Mix it with what?????
Anthony Ellis: Gosh, this is a fantastic video.
I have a flawless 1998 Cadillac Deville with 68k on it. It has the
Northstar v8 in it.
I have never had a problem with the car. But the other day a neighbor came
and commented on how these love blowing the head gasket. He also said my
car seems to steam a lot. I said well, it is cooler outside. He said his
Buick wasn't doing it..? It doesn't misfire and runs very smooth and is
So my question is would you recommend doing this just incase? Or what do
RICHARD BEAM: I have a 03 Mini Cooper S, has 220,000 miles, I have a coolant leak that is
running down the back of the block onto the ground from the headgasket. No
signs of coolant in the oil just on the ground, no steam from exhaust. I
have looked at two products yours and another called K-Seal, would yours
work better than the k-seal, K-Seal rep states that their product is made
of copper and ceramic particles and will seek the air where the crack is in
the gasket and become a solid when it hits the air, does your product work
the same way. I need to purchase one or the other any suggestions would be
polarice: I was told i have a blown head gasket and my radiator was pressure checked
and fine. The engine overheats after about only 15 minutes of city driving.
Im afraid to drive it when it overheats. Would you suggest driving everyday
to get those 500 miles? Ive been only tryingt o drive it when i absolutley
have to. Thanks
Ralph Uri: Hi Nice video... i do have a question i have a 99Chevy s10 v6 now the truck
turns on but i does get little hot and when i check the engine oil, well
the engine oil is like chocolate so ive been told by every one back at home
that coolant or water is leaking into the engine and that i need to change
the head gasket. would K&W Block Sealer work in this case?
Brandon Arnold: Abd thank u for the info
carrie nortan: Thanks for the video! I was unsure about additives and block sealers and
what not. but that made up my mind. gonna give K&W a try. We have a 1999
grand am it's a good little car in great condition that we bought as a
spare being my truck gets such terrible mileage, everyone in the family
likes it so it is actually used daily, I'm positive at this point it's the
head or gasket. I've changed thermostat, reservoir cap, checked for
external leaks by pulling it on ramps and letting it idle about an hour,
not a single drop on the floor, will hold pressure all night and we DO have
to add coolant daily as long as you add coolant it doesn't overheat just
getting rather expensive, checked the dipstick several times and not any
sign of water but today i took the oil filler cap off and sure enough the
cap had that same ol foamy whitish build up I've seen before. normally I'd
just bite the bullet and have the gasket and the head work done it just
doesn't seem very cost effective to put $1500 in a car that's only worth
about $1500 lol so I'm gonna try the sealer today or tomorrow keep our
fingers crossed and let you know it goes. thanks again!
polarice: p,s. its an '02 malibu with 176,000 on it. shifts great and drives fine
until the overheating of course.
Brandon Arnold: Also its not over heating
Brandon Arnold: I have a 96 thunderbird its smoking but not overheating and its hasnt lost
any power nor are there any liquidy substance on the dip stick when i check
my oil nor on the cap do u think i blew my head gasket???
jc30051: Hi! The way you suggest with K&W Head gasket sealer (drive 500 miles) is
exactly against the instruction on the can which warns in bold letters that
do not drive or rev the engine once the solution is in the radiator. How
did you come up with this method and why you think it is safe for the
engine? I am afraid to follow your method.
Krista: Hi, I have a 2004 Toyota 4runner and my mechanic said I have a small crack
in my head gasket. The car doe not over heat at all. Not sure if I am
losing any fluid but the engine light and VSC light come on. The engine
code says I have a misfire in the 6th cylinder. The changed the coil and
plug in that cylinder. The car runs great. It has a rough idle when I first
start it up but then its fine. Do you think I should try this product? My
mechanic said it is fine to drive with the crack. Is that true?
mlollar100: Have a car that is overheating and the shop is saying that the head gasket
is bad, not due to losing antifreeze but from building up too much pressure
in the cooling system. The system is building up 27psi which according to
them it should be around 16 - 18psi. They initially changed out the
radiator and thermostat because the coolant has a large amount of sludge in
MrSmashaface88: I have been having to add a quart of oil every week right now. The coolant
level has dropped and has brown in the overflow. Do u think its the head
gasket? Not a drop in the driveway or either.
dmcleod100: You indicated that we should empty the contents in a bucket and then mix it
before adding to the radiator. Are you suggesting that we mix it with the
3 quarts of hot water, as the container recommends, or are you just mixing
around the contents of the can? Please advise. Thank you
Andriaz1973: AS FAR AS BLUE DEVIL. . .I bought the crap and it dont work. I had a
mechanic put it in to make sure that it was done right and it didnt work.
HUGE waste of time and money! I too cant find where to get my money back. I
called and it said to go to the website gobluedevil.com and fill out the
form from the "Contact The Crew Button". . .Guess what? NO FORM to fill
out. . . so I call them again and it states that they are on the phone and
to leave a message and they will call back. . .uh huh just like the form
was suppose to be there right???? THEY DO NOT GUARANTEE THIS PRODUCT!!!!
It's a rip off and id say have your car fixed the right way!
jossi70: Hello, I have a 1998 vw jetta 4 cylinder,, the mechanic told me he saw a
leak, and he says I have to replace the head gasket,,but I dont see any of
those symtoms that you mentioned,,my question is if my car dont need it and
I do this treatment whit the K&W,do I cause any damage to my car engine?
thank you I appreciate any help,,
moss6977: HOW ABOUT CHANGE THE HEAD GASKET INSTEAD OF PUTTING SEALER IN IT. SPEND THE
TrustMyMechanic.com: Yes it should work just fine on this vehicle BUT get a cooling system
pressure test FIRST because you probably have an external coolant leak, and
the sealer will not help with that.
romil2nd: I have a 97 deville will this work for a crack in the engine block. I add
water almost every other day, but recently it started overheating and I
noticed that after I let it cool down and added more water it would over
heat again and again. Which I then noticed more water pouring out fast so I
probably have another crack. I had a HG job done a year ago so I know it
shouldnt be that but it could be blown again due to the recent over heat.
TrustMyMechanic.com: Thanks! You can buy K&W block seal at any auto supply store. I still use
the hard metal can, but the new nanotech green plastic bottle also seems to
work very well for my readers. I would get a cooling system pressure test
to help you determine if you have an internal headgasket leak or an
external leak like a hose or water pump. Milky oil is usually from coolant
getting inside the engine area from a headgasket type of seep. It would be
worth trying in this case but wont fix an external leak
xplosive8882k3: Hello, GREAT VIDEO. I was just curious where u recommend going to purchase
this engine block seal? I have a 98 buick century and Im almost positive I
have I blown head gasket. I thought it was my thermostat because I had a
overheating problem so I replaced that and my both of my radiator hoses.
The day after I checked the coolant level and it was very low and my oil
was that milky color. My tail pipe doesn't blow white smoke and no coolant
sprays out from the radiator with the cap off so Idk?
TrustMyMechanic.com: Don't use Water Glass, I have seen bad things happen in my shop when people
used it. Get a cooling system pressure test to help you determine the leak
location, either internal like a head gasket or external leak...like a hose.
adoken1011: Mine was oil mix with water leak by the middle of the engine. Head gasket?
I heard I have to go down my local primarcy seen my car is sick and ask for
sodium silicate aka "water glass" so my car would stop the leak. They say
is work and cheaper. $20 or so per gallon..
Jamie Kincaid: I can see this working, but what if you cant get the car to start or fire?
TrustMyMechanic.com: Yes, the engine has to start and run in order for the sealer to work. If
the engine is not running due to the excessive coolant leak inside the
engine, then this product will not help you at this point. Removing the
cylinder heads and doing a valve job and replace the gaskets are what will
need to happen.
zxxxier: The upper hose is not doubling in size, its just firm. Im running all
silicone hoses on the car. The cap is OEM brand new also. I used a block
tester just to check if it was head gasket problems and the fluid was still
blue. Tested it for 20min. I took the car out for a spin as usual, decided
to floor it in 2nd gear and when I got back home and popped the hood, my
upper radiator is now bent slightly. Now Im thinking a cracked head but the
block tester should be able to pick that up Im stumped
TrustMyMechanic.com: The upper hose is going to be slightly bigger/firmer when the engine is at
normal operating temp and the system is pressurized. Not sure if what you
are seeing is unusual or not. As far as a head gasket issue...You have not
mentioned anything that would lead me to think there is a problem with it.
TrustMyMechanic.com: I personally do not have a spark plug wire change video or repair
manual....sorry. Alldata is a pretty good online repair manual I can
recommend. Its by Autozone.....and the Autozone website has a ton of free
info there as well.
zxxxier: My cars cooling system is seeing alot of high pressure, I try to squeez the
upper radiator hose and its very firm and bulges up. Im assuming its the
head gasket letting exhuast gas blow thru the cooling system. The odd part
is there is no overheating nor oil in the coolant and vis versa. I also
tried to burp the system to see if it was in fact combustion gas but if it
was, there should be constant bubbles but there isnt. My cap/WP/therm is
new, You think I should give this sealer stuff a try?