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    Head Gasket fix - Steel Seal

    Has anyone used this?

    http://www.steelseal.co.uk/

    I have an S Type Jag with the V6 Ford engine which has started to pressurise the cooling system and use a bit of water. It's not overheating yet but I suppose it's only a matter of time.

    It's a cheap ish car and TBH a pull the engine and fix the head gasket(s) job just isn't economically viable. I guess for 30-40 plus some coolant I don't have a lot to lose here; but I'd like to know if anyone has used this stuff with any degree of success?

    Cheers

    arry

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    I haven't tried it on an engine with internal leak but it definitely doesn't work on external leaks. Like you say, it's worth trying as it's cheap and you can leave it in.

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    I've actually fixed a bmw e46 316 like this.. It was overheating, blowing into the coolant. And i poured this stuff into it, kept the heaters blowing and it fixed it. The heaters even continued to work, most stop working after a liquid fix.

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    Had trouble with this, if there is any oil in coolant it forms a brown goo that floats out to the header tank. I had to drain (just what comes out of rad) and double filter the coolant 5 times to get it out.

    Prefer K-seal, cheaper, works.

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    Hmm, interesting Peter. Works with some aggro I can definitely live with.

    I think I'll give it a go and see how we get on

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    k seal didn't work on my SR when I blew the headgasket between the combustion chamber and the cooling system.but it was firing coolant out at an alarming rate. id still try it and see what happens. Kseal is a manky sludge and is pretty obvious when its in there, steel seal seems to be some special liquid, im not sure if it makes the coolant go weird.

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    Enough evidence to suggest it's at least worth a punt.

    I'll give it a go and if it doesn't work I'll just throw good money after bad, I guess.

    It's a shame to scrap it because it's actually a nice car.

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    Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Worth a shot on an older car though.

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    That's what I thought.

    I have the gear just no physical ability to get under the ****ing car

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    When I'm physically in Essex, I'm available mate.

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