Archive for: 2017

How to Stop a Transmission Leak

Stopping a transmission leak sounds like a complicated task. Many car owners think that a transmission fluid leak automatically means an expensive and costly visit to the mechanic. Thankfully, there’s a much faster and more affordable solution. At Bar’s Leak, we offer a range of industry-proven transmission leak repair products that are designed to make quick work of stopping your transmission fluid leaks, so you can get back on the road. We know – we’ve been in the leak business for over 70 years.

Transmission leaks can come from several places:

Leaking gaskets or seals (including transmission fluid pan)
Transmission cooler or cooling line leaks
A hole or puncture in your transmission casing

If you develop a leak…

Posted in: Transmission

Why do Transmissions Leak

Your automatic transmission has several different seals designed to keep your transmission fluid inside your transmission. If any of these seals fail, they allow transmission fluid to leak. A low transmission fluid level can quickly become a major problem if you drive without enough fluid. Because of this, it is important to watch for transmission fluid leaks and repair the problem as soon as you detect it. Trust us, we’ve talked to dozens of customers who’ve let a transmission leak linger for too long.

Leaking transmission seals can occur for several reasons:

Overheating: If your transmission has been run with old or low transmission fluid, excess heat can damage your seals. When seals overheat, they start to crack…

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Will Stop Leak Products Damage My Car?

“Stop leak” tends to be a bad word in the automotive industry. Why? For three reasons:

There are inferior products out there that drag down the entire category as a whole, and
There are instances in which the product was installed improperly, or into problematic conditions (dirty or partially-clogged cooling systems, in particular)
The mechanical damage to the car is so bad that no chemical tool can fix it. In these cases, a customer tries a stop leak product, it doesn’t work, and proclaims it useless and ineffective.

Taking these point by point:

Our products have been, and continue to be, used in OEM applications. Brand new cars get our stuff installed at time of manufacture. Think about…

Why Does a Manual Transmission Leak?

The fluid in a manual transmission is responsible for lubricating your gears. Metal-on-metal contact when fluid is missing causes wear, and a manual transmission run without adequate oil will damage quickly. Once your transmission is damaged, the only solution is to have it rebuilt or replaced, which is a costly and lengthy proposition. In the case of older vehicles, the cost of replacing a transmission or even simply physically repairing a leak can mean it’s not economically feasible.

If you have a manual transmission fluid leak and want to avoid costly repairs, you’ll be glad to know that at Bar’s Leaks, we have fast, affordable solutions that have been proven over and over again. Let’s look at…

Posted in: Transmission

Bar’s Leaks® Professional Main Seal™ Motor Oil Leak Repair (MS-1) Quickly Stops Oil Leaks in High-Mileage Vehicles

Professional-grade synthetic formula stops all oil leaks without degrading motor oil

We talk to customers all the time about this. Literally every day.

Oil leaks on older, high-mileage vehicles are usually the result of aging seals and gaskets that are losing the ability to keep oil from seeping out of the engine. Unfortunately for the owners of these vehicles, finding the cause of the leak and then replacing the bad seal or gasket is a time-consuming and expensive job. For those who can’t afford a mechanical repair, Bar’s Leaks has an inexpensive solution. New Bar’s Leaks Professional Main Seal Motor Oil Leak Repair (P/N MS-1) is a high-tech synthetic blend of the best seal restorer additives and…

Posted in: Engine, Oil