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Old 05-19-2019, 08:51 AM
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engine oil stop leak

does anyone have any recommendation on what product to use to stop engine oil leaks?
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does that stuff actually work? cant get it in the UK.
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does that stuff actually work? cant get it in the UK.
Havent used it in my bmw but have used it in my 02 mazda tribute for a front seal leak and it works so far

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I never use anything to stop leaks other than fixing the cause of the leak. The problem with additives is they can collect places they shouldn't be.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:58 PM
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does that stuff actually work? cant get it in the UK.
Can't buy it here either but Amazon ship it internationally. And it works - in some cases. Depends on the leak. It does a great job of reducing the "hose sweating" on my X5 power steering and it totally stopped a diff leak on a VW Golf Mk. IV.

But I only really use it where I either cannot fix the leak properly or I want to buy myself some time before fixing the leak properly.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:43 PM
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I use Lucas Engine Oil Stop Leak. One quart the first time I need to add (usually at 1400-1600 miles), lets me average 1200 miles per quart for the rest of my change interval of about 8000 miles.


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I never use anything to stop leaks other than fixing the cause of the leak. The problem with additives is they can collect places they shouldn't be.
I agree. They end up plugging something. Like an oiling channel that then starves a bearing, causing it to seize.

Oil leaks are messy, but donít harm the engine, as long as you keep the oil level up.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:31 AM
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I agree. They end up plugging something. Like an oiling channel that then starves a bearing, causing it to seize.

Oil leaks are messy, but donít harm the engine, as long as you keep the oil level up.
ATP AT-205 isn't a thick goop that plugs things up - it's a plasticizer that softens seals that have gone hard with heat and age. Seems ok in all other respects...
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