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Old 03-08-2016, 05:40 PM
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ATP AT-205 Re-Seal - any good?

I realise there's no substitute for replacing a faulty or worn seal, however as a 'quick fix', is this stuff any good?
I've read some reviews on Amazon and they are mostly complimentary. Just wondering if any of our forum members have used this product and if so, what your opinion is?
Costs more in shipping to get this product to Australia, than the cost of the item itself, so I wanted to be sure before ordering some. TIA.
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I realise there's no substitute for replacing a faulty or worn seal, however as a 'quick fix', is this stuff any good?
I've read some reviews on Amazon and they are mostly complimentary. Just wondering if any of our forum members have used this product and if so, what your opinion is?
Costs more in shipping to get this product to Australia, than the cost of the item itself, so I wanted to be sure before ordering some. TIA.
Yes indeed it is a great product as long as you understand its limitations and uses. It replenishes the the chemical that makes rubber flexible. It does NOT swell seals like oil stop leak nor does it help none rubber gaskets. The only system you cannot use it in is the brake system. I have used it many many times on various vehicles and currently have a bottle in the engine oil on my 2003 X5 4.4. I recently purchases mine used and it had a power steering leak and the usual o-ring leak behind the alternator bracket both of which stopped leaking in less than a week. I am hoping it will help the Vanos seals but if not then there s always Cerma STM-3. Hope this info helps you out.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:02 AM
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Yes indeed it is a great product as long as you understand its limitations and uses. It replenishes the the chemical that makes rubber flexible. It does NOT swell seals like oil stop leak nor does it help none rubber gaskets. The only system you cannot use it in is the brake system. I have used it many many times on various vehicles and currently have a bottle in the engine oil on my 2003 X5 4.4. I recently purchases mine used and it had a power steering leak and the usual o-ring leak behind the alternator bracket both of which stopped leaking in less than a week. I am hoping it will help the Vanos seals but if not then there s always Cerma STM-3. Hope this info helps you out.
Thanks for your reply - that's the answer I was hoping to hear, as I'm considering using this product to address the modest leak I have on the alternator bracket gasket/o-ring, until such time as I can undertake a permanent fix.
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Ive used it on my fathers Audi and seems to have worked well, definetly drips less oil now till we pull the motor and do a full rebuild and turbos (2.7TT motor).
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the oil filter housing gasket is such an easy fix, just a bit time consuming. its probably worth cost compared to shipping?? lots of diy help here!


Edit oops, you have the v8 !! Different part, lots more labour!
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:07 AM
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the oil filter housing gasket is such an easy fix, just a bit time consuming. its probably worth cost compared to shipping?? lots of diy help here!
He said alternator bracket gasket... not oil filter housing. HUGE difference in time and effort necessary to replace.
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I read rave reviews as well and ordered a few bottles for my e31's autotragic leak... Its actually on sale now for $15cad/bottle on amazon.ca.
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Significantly reduced the leakage on my wifes 2001 Caddy with 160K miles. For those familiar with the Caddy 4.6 Northstar, the leaks are not worth fixing but the motor otherwise runs like a clock, so this was the perfect solution to keep it on the road.
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Just ordered a bottle to throw in the crank case with this week's oil change...
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I read one of the reviews by a mechanic on Amazon and he mentioned that you want to run it for a few oil changes to really confirm if fixed anything. I have it on my auto X5 and after 400 miles or so I do not see any change. I am switching to Maxlife since it has seal conditioners as well and I will see if that takes care of it.
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