RANDOM SUBJECTS > Bar's Leaks - Head Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair

Bar's Leaks - Head Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair

March 31, 2020

I have a beater with a heater that blew a head gasket. It's a 1998 Ford Expedition with a 4.6 Liter, just hit 117,000 miles. These trucks are great for hauling and oddball jobs. To replace the head gasket was going to either cost $800 + at the shop or do it myself and spend hours in the garage. I am sure as you can imagine this truck is not really worth that kind of money or time. To be honest I was getting ready to let her go to the junkyard. I started digging around for low mile trucks and unless you are dropping around $10K you are going to get anything worthwhile.

I had heard a few people a long time ago talk about a product like this and did some online searching on head gasket repair products. I stumbled across the Bar's Leak Professional. It does have mixed reviews but I thought for $34 it was worth a try.

In my research, I did find our that people used it and grenaded the motor. Come to find out if the head gasket is allowing coolant into your oil system this might not be the fix you are looking for. If the Sodium Silicate gets in by your piston and combustion chambers it is going to create huge problems for your engine. The military used Sodium Silicate to destroy motors by putting it in with the oil. So double-check your engine oil before using this. If your oil looks like creamy coffee I would find other options.

I put together a little video showing how I installed the Bar's Leak. It doesn't get any easier than this. Best $34 I have spent in some time.

  • Visit Our Amazing Sponsors

  • Visit Our Amazing Sponsors

  • Visit Our Amazing Sponsors

  • Responsive Image with Link Waterfest

    Visit Our Amazing Sponsors

This Week:






Wiparty is a web site dedicated to Appleton, Oshkosh ,& Green Bay, Wisconsin .We are committed to bringing you the best there is to offer in greater Northeast Wisconsin. Find information on local bars/clubs/taverns/pubs, restaurant/dining reviews, local entertainment including live music, fair, festivals and theatres. Be sure to checkout the local, live music on the homepage. Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay all offer some great entertainment in the way of night life as well as boating. Visit the photo gallery often to view pictures of the latest events. Come chat with others on the forum about many topics, including boating, dining and restaurants, music, what bars, clubs and taverns having events for the weekend, or anything else that is on your mind. Thank you for visiting Wiparty! We look forward to seeing you again!
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram