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Old 07-12-05, 09:05 PM   #1
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Best Oil Stop Leak Product?

Hello all,

My '82 continues to leak oil from both rotor housings. I've tried 2 different stop leak products, but no joy so far. Anyone have something they swear by? I'm going to make a final attempt to halt the stoplight smokescreens by switching to 20W-50 and running whatever magic potion you guys prescribe. After that, I'll just stop caring about it.

So far I've used Bardahl's (or Barr?) stop leak and something by CarTech, IIRC.

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A rebuild is the best bet. That is when it is cleaned properly. Other then that, its just a waste of money that you could save for eaither a daily driver or a rebuild kit.
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A rebuild is the best bet. That is when it is cleaned properly. Other then that, its just a waste of money that you could save for eaither a daily driver or a rebuild kit.
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Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer..... Use up to 50% in place of your usual flavor of motor oil.
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Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer..... Use up to 50% in place of your usual flavor of motor oil.
Yeah, I was just reading the other thread on Lucas and thinking about using it.
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Dont know of any internal additive that will slow down leak. However, Permatex makes a
product called Form-a-seal. Clean area of all oil and spray this into the leaking area. Supposed to fill the leaking area with a rubber barrier to stop the leak in minutes. Worth a shot. Believe it is avaliable at most Napas.
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Dont know of any internal additive that will slow down leak. However, Permatex makes a
product called Form-a-seal. Clean area of all oil and spray this into the leaking area. Supposed to fill the leaking area with a rubber barrier to stop the leak in minutes. Worth a shot. Believe it is avaliable at most Napas.
Cool, sounds like a new last-resort option. I've read of people trying JB Weld, but there's no way I'm going to jack up the housings like that.
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Cool, sounds like a new last-resort option. I've read of people trying JB Weld, but there's no way I'm going to jack up the housings like that.
Tried jb weld about 10 years ago on a severe leaker. Did nothing at all. Give the permatex a shot, i think you will be surprised. Keep us informed.
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Update: I switched to Castrol 20W-50 and 2 quarts of Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer. The smoking has greatly diminished, almost to nothing. When I get a chance, I'm go to degrease the problem areas again to see what sort of leakage is coming through now. Hopefully one dose is all that's necessary, because I sure don't envision paying $10 x 2 quarts every oil change for the Lucas.

On the other hand, I observed slower acceleration immediately after changing the oil from 10W-40. It was very obvious. Whether that was a short term effect that's improved I couldn't guess, but it certainly was there at first. I wasn't predisposed to expect that effect.
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