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Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? #4575831
11/16/17 09:03 AM
11/16/17 09:03 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Wondering if this works well or not.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4575865
11/16/17 09:30 AM
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US-WA
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Radiator pellets yes, forgot about the leak until I flushed the radiator 4 or 5 years later.
Nothing about oil though.


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Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4575917
11/16/17 10:30 AM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
If you mean successfully plugging radiators and water pump impellers, shouldn't be too hard to find.

Only use if you are selling the car the same day. Otherwise spend the money to fix correctly.

Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4575942
11/16/17 10:51 AM
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Los Gatos, CA
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I have used Bars Leak Oil Stop Leak on a 2004 Civic with a bazillion miles. I believe it was the crank seal that was worn (damaged?).
It helped quite a bit...
I did 2 applications over some time, maybe it was over 2 oil changes, I don't remember.

I would not use any radiator fix-in-a-bottle in any car.
It will just plug stuff up.

Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4576131
11/16/17 02:03 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Its a hail Mary like all the rest.


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Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4576221
11/16/17 03:35 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Use the ginger root tablets-they've still slowed down my seeping Jeep heater core enough to keep it usable, without any other negative effects. Not looking forward to taking the entire dash, seats, and column to do it, hoping it'll last until something else worse & more expensive fails!


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Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4576224
11/16/17 03:38 PM
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Used it (radiator) many many times in beaters I've owned over the last 50 years. Always worked, kept driving them until they croaked from something else.

Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4576682
11/17/17 03:31 AM
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Add me to the radiator pellets stop leak success list. I used it in a few beaters over the years with good results. I haven't used their oil stop leak, but know a few people who did that had mixed results.


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Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4596598
12/06/17 09:23 PM
12/06/17 09:23 PM
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NJ
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Heater core on my wife's Ford Escape developed a minor leak fogging the windshield and getting the floormat damp, problem solved with no adverse side effects. That was 2 years ago.

Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4610921
12/22/17 06:44 AM
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Indiana, USA
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Indiana, USA
Used their aluminum heatercore stop leak, it worked. Wouldn't use it on something that has any real value or for a simple radiator leak, but for something as expensive as a heatercore in a beater, go for it.

Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4613954
12/25/17 02:48 PM
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Melbourne, Australia
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GM used and recommended the pellets as a service item for the cooling systems on 1998 to 2003 Ecotecs. Crushed wallnut shell are the pellets with bars adding oil and other stuff to coat the insides for help with reducing electrolysis and lubing the water pump impeller. Other companies used cellulose based stop leaks but they are only temporary and not long term. The ones to be weary of are the metal,copper based stop leaks which obviously can cause issues.


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Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4614253
12/25/17 09:42 PM
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PR CA, USA
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Must have in a Northstar. Stops pesky mystery coolant loss. I sold mine with 190k origional gaskets except coolant crossover at around 160k. Dexcool and Barr's its whole life.

Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4615301
12/27/17 12:55 AM
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Elizabeth. Colorado
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I have used the Bars Leak oil products with pretty decent results. 2000 Blazer with 4.3 rear main leak. More than a drip, but not pouring out. Along with HM 10w-40, I add it about every other oil change and it stops the leak significantly. Going on about 4-5 applications now over the past few years.


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Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4637257
01/16/18 09:53 PM
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AZ
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I put 1oz of bars ONE SEAL in a 1982 steering gear box. Along with fresh fluid

Stopped the leak completely, 2 years ago.


Supertech Junky
Re: Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there? [Re: ZZman] #4637815
01/17/18 02:54 PM
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Columbus Nebraska
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I am not afraid of the pellets. If it is good enough for GM to use in new cars it is good enough for mine too. I would not use the other ones though. Except the original pelletized stuff maybe.


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1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
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