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Head gasket sealant

Does anyone know it those sealants for blown head gaskets really work? What the average cost of repairing a blown head gasket?

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Liquid glass works well and there are a couple of others that work as well and the average cost is about 6.00 maybe a little more but its not expensive

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As a A S E Certified Tech I Do NOT RECOMEND ANY "QUICK FIX" ADDITIVES Especialy for such a Critical Engine Component

More Costly but Also More effective is to Tear down Engine and Replace Head Gasket as You may have A Cracked Head Or Block That NO ADDITIVE will TRUELY REPAIR PROPERLY

Rough Estemate In USA Midwest $350.00-$600.00 For The Real FIX yep they vary that wide Some of us Love Helping PEOPLE the Rest LOVE THE MONEY MORE

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Yes it works Temporarily. Ultimately you will have to get the Gasket Replaced though.

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you have too pull the head anyway so put a new gasket in their less than 30.00

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