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Loperamide 05-19-2019 08:51 AM

engine oil stop leak
 
does anyone have any recommendation on what product to use to stop engine oil leaks?

FastEddie313 05-19-2019 11:15 AM

Gaskets, Black permatex

blueninja1980 05-19-2019 11:26 AM

At-205https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d241a388c5.jpg

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Loperamide 05-19-2019 11:56 AM

does that stuff actually work? cant get it in the UK.

blueninja1980 05-19-2019 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Loperamide (Post 1162496)
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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bcredliner 05-19-2019 01:57 PM

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.

wpoll 05-19-2019 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Loperamide (Post 1162496)
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.

srmmmm 05-20-2019 08:43 PM

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.


2002 X5 3.0 359,000 miles
2014 428i 63,000 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at 66,000 miles
1970 Firebird Under restoration

stiubhartach 05-21-2019 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by bcredliner (Post 1162505)
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.

wpoll 05-21-2019 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by stiubhartach (Post 1162625)
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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