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Old 08-12-2011, 08:46 PM   #16
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Re: Oil Leak Stop Additive

Using some sort of "Stop Leak" is the only option for me. The quotes I am getting to fix the leak properly are upwards of $1200. And my car barely worth that.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #17
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Re: Oil Leak Stop Additive

I haven't seen any of the general "stop leak" products work. Using a thicker oil does reduce leakage rate, but I wouldn't recommend going more than one grade higher in viscosity, especially on newer cars whose oil pasages are already narrow and need freer flowing oil to get sufficient supply into all the crevices. Oil starvation of bearings would be bad.

I have not tried the specific types like "rear main seal stop leak", but I can't imagine how they can target such a seal unless it is the only one.

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #18
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Re: Oil Leak Stop Additive

I would never pour shit like that in my transmission or engine. The problem is a bad seal. Replace the seal rather than doing it half assed.
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