Tech Tip: Repairing a blown head gasket through the coolant system

May 6, 2019
When a head gasket blows or develops a leak, the entire engine is put at risk.

Driving with a head gasket leak will only further progress any damages. Symptoms of a blown head gasket can range from a radiator constantly needing to be topped off with water to an increased engine running temperature, or an engine gauge displaying maximum temperature after a few minutes, or clouds of exhaust fumes during engine start or idle, or even plumes of smoke coming from the exhaust.

Repairing a blown head gasket is a motorist’s worst nightmare; head gasket repairs can run into the thousands of dollars. It is often easier and cheaper to scrap a vehicle than to perform extensive engine repair due to the labor costs of working on an engine.

When a head gasket blows or develops a leak, the entire engine is put at risk. It is vital to rectify the issue as soon as it is identified. The product K-Seal, a coolant leak repair solution, is designed to fix most head gasket failures, including coolant to cylinder leaks, cylinder to coolant leaks, blown head gaskets, and even coolant to oil leaks in certain situations. K-Seal is designed to mix with varying antifreeze and engine coolant in order to repair failures and prevent combustion gases from escaping or coolant leaking into the engine cylinder. After adding K-Seal to the coolant system, run the engine as normal and the formula will work to mend holes and cracks.

Information provided by K-Seal

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