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    Does head gasket sealer work?

    Have a old jimmy w/ v6 leaking on left side. Not too much smoke/steam yet but oil dipstick full of water. Anyone have luck with pour in repair and brand used? Should I put new oil & filter on first or just drain down till fixed then change. I know it's not right, but not a vehicle to depend on long haul and not worth $ pulling head.


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    I would say a liquid "fix all" never really works. If it's not worth fixing, than you have nothing to lose. The only experience I've had with these additives is they plug stuff up that you don't want plugged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnman View Post
    Have a old jimmy w/ v6 leaking on left side. Not too much smoke/steam yet but oil dipstick full of water. Anyone have luck with pour in repair and brand used? Should I put new oil & filter on first or just drain down till fixed then change. I know it's not right, but not a vehicle to depend on long haul and not worth $ pulling head.


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    I have a case of Doc Holiday snake Oil elixir I can let you have real cheap. Good for everything including the common cold.
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    Does head gasket sealer work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog View Post
    I have a case of Doc Holiday snake Oil elixir I can let you have real cheap. Good for everything including the common cold.
    I don't need anything that good or permanent, just a quick fix. Not anything I plan on keeping and is one step away from scrap or parts. 4x4 still works good


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    TNMAN, I think u kinda answered ur question, if it's already on its last leg, what's to lose-right, just the price of the sealer product. maybe MADDOG would let u have a little sample of his DOC HOLIDAY ELIXAR to add it might just save the old jimmy from the scrap yard. who knows after that fix u might be as happy as this driver in this truck. big jim

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    It's not a bad looking little SUV. In my younger days, I wouldn't have thought twice about pulling the heads & fixing it right. Just don't have the time or desire to tackle it now.
    I'll give it a try, and if it doesn't work it'll be someone else's baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog View Post
    I have a case of Doc Holiday snake Oil elixir I can let you have real cheap. Good for everything including the common cold.

    How is it on stains?
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    I've had good results with the stuff.

    I have had good results using Blue Devil gasket sealer. I've used it twice now and it worked both times. First time was on a small chevy compact that I had as kid. A little 4 cylinder hatchback that only ran on three cylinders because I broke a plug when trying to change the plugs. Car wasn't worth anything and the head gasket started to go so I wasn't going to put any money in it. Drained half the radiator/ removed the T-stat and put the blue devil in. I got another year out of it (about 12k miles) before the gasket started going again.

    I just used it again recently for an old Avery tractor that I recently bought used that to say the least the engine is tired. Biggest problem is the Hercules engine it has is virtually impossible to find parts for. Noticed some white smoke blow by coming out the exhaust. Used the Blue devil again and it seems to have stopped for now. The tractor is just used for low RPM tractor cultivation so I feel confident in will hold for me.

    Like others have said. If you are looking for a long term fix or a repair than a head gasket replacement is probably the best option but if you are just looking to get a little longer life out an engine before it croaks it's a pretty cheap alternative.

    If you have ever overheated the engine the stuff is almost certain not to work. It does great a fixing small blemishes in the gasket but won't do a darn thing for a warped head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveontheridge View Post
    How is it on stains?
    Sorry for the side track, but that is one of my favorite movies!


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    Quote Originally Posted by steveontheridge View Post
    How is it on stains?
    It works great on all kinds of stains. Just ask Bill Clinton. He's been my best customer since his old WH days. And Monica uses it to shampoo the back seat of her GMC.

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