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Do Head Gasket Sealers Actually Work (FULL 2yr TEST with Engine Teardown)

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Replacing a Head Gasket can be difficult and expensive. Sometimes your car is not worth fixing and this is where a head gasket sealer in a bottle comes in handy. Do these head gasket sealers actually work? How long do they last? How do they work? What does a bad head gasket look like? Do head gasket sealers clog radiators?

In this video I show you how to use a head gasket sealer to repair the head gasket and test it for 2yrs and 10,000 miles. I then tear down the engine and show you how the headgasket failed, how the sealer worked, and if the radiator got clogged up with sealer.

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ChrisFix
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So it was brought to my attention that my house phone number is on the oil analysis sheet. I am waiting for THvid to blur it so in the meantime, please dont call it...
Ratul Rahman
Ratul Rahman 21 วันที่ผ่านมา
Most people would have not noticed it if you haven't pointed it out
Daniyal Ahmed
Daniyal Ahmed หลายเดือนก่อน
Love you Chris Love from GAMERO GAMING ❤️
True Panda
True Panda หลายเดือนก่อน
Should have blurred the reflection off the blue car kinda well kinda say what the new one is 😝
Ethan Keefer
Ethan Keefer หลายเดือนก่อน
Great Scott
Josh L
Josh L หลายเดือนก่อน
What I noticed on there is that your address is the same address as Marty McFly in Back to the Future 😳😳 When are you gonna work on the Dalorean?
Lord Chungus
Lord Chungus ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This some dedication for a video
Ian Frost
Ian Frost 2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Here in the UK I used the K seal on a rover 25 with a 1.8 k series engine. I got another 2 years out of mine. My symptoms was a little misfire just above idle and losing coolant. But ran good for the 2 years
fleamarketmutt
fleamarketmutt 6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I've got oil leak at head gasket corner of 305 engine closest to driver seat
PB Muriçoca
PB Muriçoca 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Its a viper, i could see trought the blue masserati paint
Franky Bimbo
Franky Bimbo 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Blue devil is the best
Abg Raiz L0LoQ
Abg Raiz L0LoQ 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Just wondering.. can we fill it up with the head gasket sealer again to attempt to patch it up for the 2nd time?
Ytry Gaming
Ytry Gaming 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This video is God tier! Amazing job and amazing video!! 🔥🙌🏼
ThinkPad22
ThinkPad22 11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I stand behind Blue Devil daily drove a 2003 Pontiac Montana with the 3.4L V6 with over 100,000 miles and it was far to expensive to do a head gasket job on, the mechanic we went through suggested blue devil it just now after three years has finally quit working, but the fact that we we're able to keep the vehicle going for that long shows that this stuff works and can kept it chugging for a few more years RIP Silver Bullet you'll be missed. 💟💔
Jito463
Jito463 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
We (mainly my friend, I just assisted) did this on my '93 pickup truck after it blew out all the radiator fluid on the interstate. Took a bit of work, and it did clog up the radiator (mainly because we had to pour the sealant straight into it), but thankfully we were able to unclog the radiator before trying to drive it. It ran for probably 7-8 months before the fuel pump gave out on me. Not giving up on it - and eventually I plan to rebuild or replace the engine - this was just meant as a temporary fix to keep it running, which it did as intended. The sealants do work, but no one should consider them a long term fix by any stretch of the imagination. Regardless, thanks for this video. It's interesting to see an in depth view of how they're actually working.
Mrs. Clark
Mrs. Clark 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Your awesome
dean woolston
dean woolston 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Some of these head gasket sealers, recommend flushing the system with water, and not putting in the antifreeze, until the leaks is fixed. Just fill the system with water, and later add the antifreeze. Also they recommend removing the thermostat before you add the sealant.
P.A. Jacobs
P.A. Jacobs 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
You need to flush and change the anti freeze before adding said head gasket sealer.
Adam Cunningham
Adam Cunningham 18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I haven't watched the video yet but blue devil worked for me
Bryan B
Bryan B 19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
i want all my cylinders to look like the left one... 15 min used ~ 2 gallons of fluid.... 4 gallons for my commute!
Chad Lee
Chad Lee 19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Awesome. First time I've actually seen real results!
Billy Barrow
Billy Barrow 20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Should you do a coolant flush as well with the oil change?
choko boko
choko boko 22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Interesting video, and the helmet is cool! :-))
JaxRwld
JaxRwld วันที่ผ่านมา
I had a 2011 Mazda 2 with 128k miles blow a head gasket. Tried the Blue Devil sealer Twice but it didn't work. I was so disappointed, mostly for the fact a Mazda should not blow a head gasket that young when taking care of the engine. Another thing is the Mazda 2's transmission fluid is cooled by the engine coolant as well. So when the gasket blew, bad coolant got into the transmission fluid and all into the transmission. I was pissed to learn that. No more Mazda's for me unless they ever fix that.
Nathan Otto
Nathan Otto วันที่ผ่านมา
I have blown head gasket and followed the directions using steel seal. I flushed the coolant system and added the approved coolant and sealant and then drove on the freeway for 5-6 miles and let the car sit overnight. Next morning it turns over but won’t start. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance
matts956
matts956 วันที่ผ่านมา
So I just did this yesterday and so far so good, needed to top off this morning with a few ounces of coolant. However now I am experiencing a lot of jerking or misfire while driving at a steady speed. Once I get the rpms going it clears up. Any ideas?
Hipidips
Hipidips วันที่ผ่านมา
Oh, maan i hate selling my Cadillac for cheap now :(
Paul Boudreau
Paul Boudreau วันที่ผ่านมา
Are you seriously driving around with your helmet in a jaguar I don't think you're in that kind of danger you should be fine without a helmet
Paul Boudreau
Paul Boudreau วันที่ผ่านมา
The green bottle here in Canada is called fiberlock I have used it it works very well
Mohammed Alibrahim
Mohammed Alibrahim วันที่ผ่านมา
Should I let it come to operating temperature while the cap is open to look for bubbles? Or would it just bubble from the beginning?
Forest Anderson
Forest Anderson วันที่ผ่านมา
I used Blue Devil in my 2001 Subaru it lasted for a year, then I overheated and overworked the engine my fault
Markimusprime56 !
Markimusprime56 ! วันที่ผ่านมา
It’s a degas bottle 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ and you literally have as many views as you do..
F D
F D วันที่ผ่านมา
That’s excellent. Next level inspection!!! Chris I have a tiny leak coming from what I think is the head gasket passenger side on a Jeep wj. I checked the oil it’s super clean but I have lost about 1 qt of oil since the last oil change. A recommendation would be most appreciated. Many thanks as always.
FrankiePintado
FrankiePintado วันที่ผ่านมา
I've used blue devil successfully.
Fred Luce
Fred Luce วันที่ผ่านมา
Nice job on the video. Great information. Don't forget to keep that blinker fluid topped off.
Juan
Juan วันที่ผ่านมา
Bought a cheap 97 4.2 F150, had a present oil and coolant leak, checked out liquid sealants- bought Blue Devil /Coolant system flush for new coolant to be added. Read and followed directions for the can and checked out a couple suggested videos. EVEN while using the truck for an emergency call - I didn’t let the sealer sit for the 24+ hours, and I expected it to fail because of my own fault but 17k miles since application and leak FREE
12345678961808
12345678961808 วันที่ผ่านมา
05 Camry , hoses blew , radiator shot , test failed for gases in coolant , flushed the crap out of it , used a flush additive, plus many cycles of water , poured bars head gasket , new coolant n this sun of a gun is goin on 3 years n like 40,000 miles (stacking miles like crazy since I started doing doordash) , I also travel across the county in June
Danny Miller
Danny Miller วันที่ผ่านมา
You should’ve rebuilt the jaguar😔
Trendnwin
Trendnwin วันที่ผ่านมา
Wow that is commitment to your work Sir! Awesome video and great content!
Elias
Elias 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I used the most expensive one at oriellys on an old allis charmers diesel in a forklift it was pissing a stream of water still going 3 years later it’s crazy
Jeff Leach
Jeff Leach 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Dudes a beast!
Spencer Lemm
Spencer Lemm 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Hey Chris, I recently purchased my grandpa's truck (99 ford ranger 3.0 v6) after he passed. I took it to the shop to get it checked out. I knew it was leaking oil so I asked them to find out where. They indicated it was the Cylinder Head Gasket that is leaking. I have had this with the covers but does this seem accurate?
Ragtop rocker
Ragtop rocker 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
This guy has my respect! Excellent process, excellent commitment and fantastic video here. I have a 1999 Subaru and I suspect my head is warped. I'm going to try this temporary fix to see if I can drive it until the license plates expire and then sell it for scrap. Thanks from Denver!
Sammy D
Sammy D 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
You are talking shit that it overheated. The needle didn't go past half way
Sammy D
Sammy D 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
So you can't sell your car and tell them the head gasket is gone
R
R 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Excellent , well done Chris
pencho gava
pencho gava 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I just watched your video of buying this car and tips how to make sure the engine is in proper condition. Going through a check list, you concluded that there are no issues with the head gasket and so on. Now you are treating the same car for blown head gasket.... interesting
ddrjay
ddrjay 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
This video started in the "before times". Oh how I took those times for granted 😭
matts956
matts956 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Going to try this in the morning!
ESF19791111
ESF19791111 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
ANOTHER INTERESTING VIDEO :) AND AS IN 99% OF THE VIDEO'S I PRESSED THE (: LIKE :) . THANK YOU FROM ISRAEL :)
Mike oxbig
Mike oxbig 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I used kseal the blue bottle and I should have used 2 but I only used one and it worked for the rest of the time that I had the vehicle
shazib
shazib 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
hats of to you chris, I love your dedication in making such valuable videos!
Sarat C
Sarat C 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Chris: won’t do a head gasket job Also Chris: *strips an entire parts car and replaces all the bad components and sells the good parts on craigslist*
Chris M.
Chris M. 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was a damn good analysis, I watched it twice!. **Blur out Your personal info on that answer from the lab!**
Lee Wilkerson
Lee Wilkerson 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Bwahahahahaha. You just paid half the price of that bottle of 50/50 for a half gallon of water. Always buy concentrate and add water to 50/50.
Bruce Bonkowski
Bruce Bonkowski 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Did you ever use alum-seal
Devin Aubert
Devin Aubert 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is sheer dedication. Good job.
diecast ben
diecast ben 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Head gasket and block repair!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Y'all easy to convince
label1877
label1877 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Best car repair video ever.
moonlight'shadow
moonlight'shadow 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
6,000$ in labor?!?!?! Do they get paid 1,000$ an hour? Or just take 273 hours to get it done?? That's expensive
Wayne Geordiesdad
Wayne Geordiesdad 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Maybe you've answered this already and if so I apologize but the warped head caused the leak/overheating but any speculation on what caused the original warping of the the head?.....a leak not dealt with maybe? Cheers from Canada North from an old mechanic
David Ford
David Ford 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I think I have a plenum gasket leak on my 96 Dodge ram 1500 with 76k original miles
Dkaun5
Dkaun5 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I personally think the new car is a viper or a c5 vette might be wrong tho 🤔🤔
MrTheBigNoze
MrTheBigNoze 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is awesome Chris! Real life application and data to verify the sealer claims! I recently purchased a subaru with the 2.5 so head gaskets have been on my mind recently.
lowridingtrucks88
lowridingtrucks88 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Good job Mcfly 👍👍👍👍
stu baker
stu baker 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
THANKS11 Good demo/work
Jagueyes1
Jagueyes1 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I've used all but the one you used. Kseal lasted longest on my Chevy 6.0 Only about 3 months then again another 3 months and no effect after that.. Blue Devil lasted maybe 1 month. It was the second l used. The green lasted 2 months. I drove it about 15,000 more miles using all 3. Put it to rest at 250K mi. Hadn't it been for a blown hose and it overheating I'd still be driving it.
Mac Gyver
Mac Gyver 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
My grandfather once had this box of balls that you drop into the spark plug hole and when they heat up they seal bad rings, or so they claimed...
keeranimal8
keeranimal8 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Bro I never really put too much stock or thought into these liquid head gasket repairs til back in 2013 my buddy called saying he threw the water pump in his 1998 Grand Cherokee 4x4…I spent a couple nights after work driving the 25 miles out to it in his work parking lot to swap it out, and when he fired it up it blew the damned coolant into my face. Told him he had a blown HG and he wanted a second opinion. We towed it back to a shop closer to home where they confirmed my findings. He then just signed the truck over to me (had a motor for it and wanted a 4x4 to kick around for fun). Tossed some Blue Devil into it for the 15 minute drive home…well…that damned Jeep drove 8 more years and 120k more miles (long range commutes, missing after I lifted it, etc)for me almost flawlessly!! I sold it a few months ago for a few hundred bucks and told the guy all this…he just texted me recently and said it still runs for his daughter as a daily driver to school (he has a motor for it as well, but hasn’t put it in cause it’s still running). It’s almost like a game show of “When will it die??” Not sure if it’s more due to the Jeep or the Blue Devil, but either way it shocked me!!
Jacob Forshee
Jacob Forshee 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
how you know it was two years ago "5 million subscribers"
Arturo Romero
Arturo Romero 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Hi i need help new to this.... Been working on my car and i noticed that it does not look like it has a headgasket so i was wondering of i can just install the blue devil fluid? Or what do i have to t Do? Trying to safe money here. Cool videos. Just a noob here. Thanks and god bless.
Fiddler 181
Fiddler 181 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
You are the Man!
TRiP ELEVEN
TRiP ELEVEN 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I used the K-Seal for my 04 Grand Am with 190k miles. It worked great and I REALLY beat on that car and it withheld ALL OF IT! It doesn’t mess around! It does work but only if it lightly cracked if you’re having big problems do the proper repair😁
Justin Daigneault
Justin Daigneault 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
your vids are very good
Justin Daigneault
Justin Daigneault 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thats good news for owners not so good for buyers
Colin Calvert
Colin Calvert 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I have an 85 Toyota pickup 22r. The head was blown when I bought it, the dude apparently put K-seal in the coolant and when I flushed it, the overheating problems began to arise. I decided to try another bottle instead of tearing apart the head and its been over a year and its still running and driving fine today! Though now I can see some froth in the oil cap, so it's probably about time to do the real repair :(
ruvim vasilchuk
ruvim vasilchuk 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is great
Nick Gonzalez
Nick Gonzalez 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Amazing video!!! Chris is the best
Gurn Blanstein
Gurn Blanstein 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I used it one time and it did work for almost a year. But honestly the process time wise took longer than just to do a head gasket lol. Less labor intensive but more time considering the wait times.
Salman Karam
Salman Karam 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Viper 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🤣
grendelprime
grendelprime 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Very appropriate for me, my local dealer just replaced the hoses to me heater core and it now does not run, blown head gasket, quoted me 3.8K for the repair. :(
Alamo X
Alamo X 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
dude, amazing video, great commitment, rarely see videos as usefull as yours, cheers
Jim Schuyler
Jim Schuyler 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was great info. side note you sound a lot lie the character Jeff fisher on 'American Dad', once you hear it you cant unhear it. 😅
Mandolinic
Mandolinic 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Great video, Chris. Two questions please: When the original sealant stopped working, could you try another bottle and get another 10,000 miles out of it? Once you got the head off, could you have replaced the head gasket to make a permanent fix, or was the head block warping too great? Thanks!
BOB BOB
BOB BOB 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I know this is a tangent but I have seen firsthand where on a diesel with exaust gas recirculation it had all signs of a bad head gasket. Blue exaust test loosing coolant when warmed up. Ended up being the egr valve with a bad gasket.
Nick 7.3
Nick 7.3 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
He should of just slapped the motor back together while he had it apart 😂
Alex
Alex 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I used Bars Leaks on a 2001 Cadillac Deville, on the back it says for Northstar v-8,( I'm assuming it's got aluminum in it which helps it bind to the aluminum block head), the head gasket was destroyed because it was pumping out smoke, would go through all the coolant in about 10 minutes, use Bars Leaks per instructions, worked like a charm drove it for over a year, sold it and it's been running for five years now!!
baljeetd
baljeetd 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Professional & thorough. Great work as usual Christopher Fixtopher 😉
brainretardant
brainretardant 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Bloo devil fixed overheated pt cruiserthat was pushing water and overheating
Slade The Original
Slade The Original 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Alpha 4C for the win!
Slade The Original
Slade The Original 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Still one of the best looking cars on the road.
Alx2672
Alx2672 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I had a horrible leak, 1 gallon of water lost a day. Used k seal, worked great, totally worth the money, even cleared my trouble light.
mike pevey
mike pevey 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Have used blue devil many times works well.
Kristiāns Šternbergs
Kristiāns Šternbergs 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Start making drift car videos again. Waiting to see the mustang again. The list isn't complate for example a turbo or a supercharger.
Moe Horowitz World
Moe Horowitz World 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
I've always thought you had to use the radiator sealer with clear water not antifreeze am I incorrect I've never had to use it but people always told me make sure you drain out the antifreeze and just put it in with straight water
Randy Hayes
Randy Hayes 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
What is the problem when you have Oil leaking into your antifreeze on a 96 Ford Mustang GT 4.6
J Will
J Will 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Lol from my personal experience non of this stuff works
Robert Slawinski
Robert Slawinski 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Blue Devil Destroyed my water pump. twice.
Carla Valentine
Carla Valentine 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Hi, great video! Which head sealer would you recommend for a 2007 Ford Fusion V6 with a small coolant leak into cylinder 1, only on cold start. No white smoke out exhaust. Repair would be $4,000. Mechanic used boro scope and took off upper intake manifold to diagnose blown head gasket after check engine light. Code p0301 misfire in cylinder 1. Coils and spark plugs checked out OK.
21boxhead
21boxhead 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
I BE CALLING THAT NUMBER EVERY DAY
corollagl82
corollagl82 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thabks for the video Chris, you're the man. You can also do garage54 type of dismantling lol.
인생은like candy
인생은like candy 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
auto mechanics "dislike" this video and car dealerships disapprove, and recommend repair at their shops
Liem H
Liem H 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
BEFORE YOU POUR THEM IN. ISOLATE your heater core from the system. These sealers clog heatercore and you will lose heat. Heatercore is like a small radiator with small passages. On prius, it's a pain to replace. $800 in labor.
sam davies
sam davies 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
You should have added another bottle to re-seal the leak!
sam davies
sam davies 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Sawdust? good knowledge!
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