What is Barr's Stop Leak?
Barr's Stop Leak is a brand of radiator repair chemicals. Barr's Stop Leak is poured in the radiator and the engine is run at an idle for a few minutes. It will repair small leaks like those that happen if a rock strikes the radiator.
Is it ok to indefinitely continue checking and adding coolant to an irreparably cracked radiator rather than replacing it?
Depends on how severe the leak is. If it is a bad leak at the pump, then you more than likely need to replace the pump. If it is leaking severely at a hose, the hose needs replacing. If it is a very minor leak, you can try a PS stop leak, such as Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak. This may or may not stop the leak.
Yes. Suggest using "Bars Leak" Anything else may plug up your radiator. Yes, but recognize that stop-leak in any form will only stop the problem temporarily. As the radiator heats and cools it also expands and contracts. Sooner or later, the stop-leak will fail. And it will probably be sooner than later.
No, it is not bad for your car; most stop leak also includes anti rusting or lubricating agents; but it is also not designed to be a permanent fix. If you need stop leak for either your coolant or oil system, there is obviously some other problem that needs attention, (gaskets/seals) and really should be taken care of within a few months time, even if the stop leak cures the problem. In some cases, the…
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If a 1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4 had a bad water leak and you fixed it with Stop Leak but now the engine shakes and barely stays running what could be wrong?
In order to stop leaks on a convertible it is important to find out the source of the leak. For example, if the leak is coming from the radiator the common fix for that is to have the radiator replaced. A certified mechanic would be able to locate the leak and provide a quote on the cost to fix the leak.