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I put some radiator engine block sealer in the oil and it siezed the motor in 45 seconds. How can I get that cleaned out and free the engine?

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    There is no way besides a total tear down. Quite a costly mistake!!


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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless I am misunderstanding what product you used, I think that radiator engine block sealer was supposed to go in the radiator and not in the oil. Go back and read the instructions on the label again. If this is the case, there is no easy solution to the problem. You are looking at dismantling the engine and soaking everything in a parts washer, examining all of the parts for damage, then reassembling it. While you are in the motor, go ahead and replace all of the main, rod, and crank bearings, the oil pump, all of the gaskets, have the head worked at the shop, and replace the head bolts. Sorry dude, but don't feel too bad. I've had more than fair share of dumb mistakes, which is how I have learned what I know so far.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • Fahr Quad Feb 24, 2009

    To steveepb,

    Cut the dude some slack. Haven't you ever made a costly mistake???

  • Fahr Quad Apr 08, 2009

    To byronlee14,
    Any luck with fixing your motor? I am not a fan of GM, having owned MG's and Chrysler's for the past 35 years, but I would suggest that installing a Chevy 350 V-8 and transmission might be an option. They are plentiful, performance parts are readily available, and compared to Jaguar, parts are dirt cheap. It is also a fairly common conversion, or at least it was through the 70's and 80's. Let me know how it goes at


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Lol, nice going. the motor is going to have to be rebuilt or buy a differnt motor, lmao.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • Steven Brock Feb 25, 2009

    you're right, it might of been a little harsh but it's funny. byronlee, i'm sorry if i came off as a **** but it's funny. yes i have made mistakes and i learned from them. when working on cars, you have to have an upbeat attitude when things go wrong, otherwise you'll just get pissed and mess up even more. ask a mechanic how hard it is to ungel a diesel and you'll know one of my mistakes, lol.


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