Leak in Head Gasket
Monday, 03 September 2012
Steel Seal Review - Ford Explorer
Hi, Used Steel Seal about a month ago on my Ford Explorer, and I must say my engineer brother, who did the job for me was very skeptical, however after following the instructions to the letter, it really does seem to have cured the leak in the head gasket. There is no more loss of water and the car seems to be running fine, I am very impressed thank you, ?Regards, Penny Sprackling Having served a mechanical apprenticeship and worked in Formula one for the last ten years i was very very sceptical about the chances of half a litre of lime cordial sorting out my missus Renault Scenic blown head gasket. ?OPTION 1. RENAULT DEALER REPAIR. £991inc vat (not including any problems on way i.e. skimming of head, spark eroding broken exhaust studs etc).?OPTION 2. NON DEALER REPAIR. £600 inc vat (not including any problems as above).?OPTION 3. REPAIR MYSELF. parts £90 inc vat (non Renault)Apart from taking all day if not all weekend, plus the aggro of not having the right special tool at half 5 on a Saturday night, (not including any problems as above which are bound to happen if you take the job on yourself!!).?OPTION 4. STEEL SEAL. £31.74 to my door + £10 antifreeze.?
Mix half a litre of lime cordial (that’s what it looks like) into a standard antifreeze- water mix and refill your system, start and stop the engine a few times top up the header tank and its done. Well i chose option 4, started at lunchtime, left it overnight (last procedure is on stone cold engine). Started it up one last time the next morning, topped it up and 500 miles later the temp gauge nor the coolant level have moved - Best £30 I’ve spent for a long time. Highly recommended if only because if it doesn’t work you’ve only shelled out £30 and lost a day.