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Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? #5123347
06/02/19 07:50 PM
06/02/19 07:50 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 3
Crystal River, Fl
Ernie45 Offline OP
Ernie45  Offline OP

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Crystal River, Fl
I just put it in my 98 Ford Ranger 4.0 engine 106 K miles with leaky valve covers. Say idle 20 min and drive 200 miles as normal. Has 50/50 mix of 5-50W Castrol Syntech/ Rotella 5/40 syntech in it w/1000 miles on oil and Fram ultra Filter for synethic oil. 15 miles on it to early to tell if it works.

https://www.titansealers.com/oil-stop-leak.html

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Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123355
06/02/19 08:00 PM
06/02/19 08:00 PM
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Posts: 6,551
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Thx. Please post back when you think it's had time to work.

Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123360
06/02/19 08:04 PM
06/02/19 08:04 PM
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Posts: 571
Albany, NY
ford46guy Offline
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Albany, NY
OHV or SOHC engine?


95 Tbird V8 240K PP SYNTH ULTRA 5W30
98 MGM 160K M1 HM 5W20
96 Explorer EB V6 159K PP SYNTH HM 5W30
95 Conti 155K MC 5W20
11 GS350 90K PP HM 5W30
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: ford46guy] #5123382
06/02/19 08:25 PM
06/02/19 08:25 PM
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Posts: 3
Crystal River, Fl
Ernie45 Offline OP
Ernie45  Offline OP

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Crystal River, Fl
It’s the OHV, probably does not like that I moved to Fl. From Hudson Valley in 2001.

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Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123394
06/02/19 08:37 PM
06/02/19 08:37 PM
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Suburban Washington DC
atikovi Offline
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Suburban Washington DC
You use those magic potions to try and fix hard to repair parts like a leaking rear main seal. Geez, 80 bucks? How hard is it to replace valve cover gaskets?

Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123461
06/02/19 09:30 PM
06/02/19 09:30 PM
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Posts: 1,438
Prospect, KY
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Let us know how well it works. Never know when you might need a quick fix.


96 Grand Marquis 203,000 mi
01 Sable LS Wagon 163,000 mi
02 Montero 191,000 mi
03 Sable LS Sedan 73,000 mi
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123520
06/02/19 10:22 PM
06/02/19 10:22 PM
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Kevil,Ky
vwmaniaman Offline
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Kevil,Ky
my 1990 Ranger took me over 4 hrs to change valve cover gasket on a 2.9 v6. Everything is in the way. Worst one I have ever done. Now My 65 VW bug is maybe a 30 minute job with a cup of coffee.


Don't waste your time on a slipshod repair.
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123532
06/02/19 10:38 PM
06/02/19 10:38 PM
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PR CA, USA
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PR CA, USA
The 4.0l v6 valve cover gaskets are miserable to change. Just touching the junk plastic cooling system parts are bound to cause a leak when doing them too. I would try anything. Doubt it will work. Once you change them you will see why.


2001 F150 5.4L 140k miles
2013 Nissan Juke Nismo 80k
2000 Honda S2000 183k
1998 BMW 328i 170k
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123538
06/02/19 10:43 PM
06/02/19 10:43 PM
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N.A.
Onetor Offline
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Welcome to bitog. Never heard of that product....Some seals just have to be replaced. Good luck with the leak. Let us know how it works long term...


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Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123546
06/02/19 11:10 PM
06/02/19 11:10 PM
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Connecticut 06033
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Connecticut 06033
Just placed an order for our 2005 v6 Malibu,will let you know the results.


'05 Chevy Malibu 6cyl,119k, Syn. Oil (owned)
'16 Toyota Camry,4cyl 25k Syn oil (leased)
'92 Ford Tempo ,4cly 26k Conv oil (managed)
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123591
06/03/19 01:08 AM
06/03/19 01:08 AM
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
I recently bought a 97 ford explorer 5.0 that had been sitting for about 5 years in a shed.


after i fixed it up and got it roadworthy the valve cover gaskets began leaking etc.
I snugged up all the bolts and it slowed down a smidge.

wasn't a terrible leak but it would seep down onto the exhaust and you could smell a wiff of the oil here and there.


anyways this last oil change I decided to experiment with the Engine Restore additive. I put in some Chevron Delo 10w30 that i got for cheap and the Engine restore. and it is no longer leaving a little oil spot on the floor and nor do I smell any oil burning off the exhaust. I have yet to glance up from underneath and see if the oil leak has stopped completely.


No idea why the restore slowed/stopped the gasket leak.......guess the additives that fill in worn out areas maybe filled in some imperfections of the gasket/valve cover area.


I'd buy Callahan autoparts if I could.
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123651
06/03/19 05:37 AM
06/03/19 05:37 AM
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NY
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NY
Their warranty has me scratching my head. From what I gather it is not a money back warranty, if the leak doesn't stop they'll send you another bottle to try again. I guess it might be worth a shot, but I would be more willing to try it had they offered a money back guarantee. If I read it wrong and they'll refund the money my apologies.

I'd be interested in the results.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: Ernie45] #5123677
06/03/19 06:10 AM
06/03/19 06:10 AM
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
Originally Posted by Ernie45
It’s the OHV, probably does not like that I moved to Fl. From Hudson Valley in 2001.

I think it does :lol:
Would it like to have every metal tube replaced? And maybe even a torsion bar snap from corrosion?

I also have that engine, it leaks a bit. I don't think you have the EGR nightmare to deal with. Still a lousy job to change a valve cover gasket.


95 Tbird V8 240K PP SYNTH ULTRA 5W30
98 MGM 160K M1 HM 5W20
96 Explorer EB V6 159K PP SYNTH HM 5W30
95 Conti 155K MC 5W20
11 GS350 90K PP HM 5W30
Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: demarpaint] #5123682
06/03/19 06:22 AM
06/03/19 06:22 AM
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Suburban Washington DC
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Suburban Washington DC
Originally Posted by demarpaint
I would be more willing to try it had they offered a money back guarantee.


If they did that, so many people would say it didn't work even if it did, that they would go out of business sending refunds.

Re: Has anyone used this high dollar/little known stop leak? [Re: ford46guy] #5123699
06/03/19 06:44 AM
06/03/19 06:44 AM
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Crystal River, Fl
Ernie45 Offline OP
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Crystal River, Fl
I also replaced something that is an idle solenoid that caused something called Ranger moan. The one spark plug was fouling from coolant leaking into plug from intake manifold.
Bars leak liquid copper stopped it. I also did all the ball joints and tie rod ends because of torn boots. The upper moog ones now have marine rtv on then. I also hate the vacuum shift 4wd but don’t need it in Fl. I just got a new to me oem rim and
Now have a real spare from best old tire. Real fun is putting those camber adjustment things in the upper suspension A frames. Owning this thing is love/hate thank you for comments and interest.

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