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Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket

The majority of today’s engines consist of a four-stroke design that utilizes three fluids: combustible air fuel, water/glycol coolant and motor oil. None of these fluids can ever come into contact with each other. To ensure these fluids are properly routed between components with no intermixing, there’s the head gasket.

What Is a Head Gasket?

In automobile engines, the head gasket is a ringed panel that is placed between the cylinder head and engine block. The head gasket is put in place as a barrier that prevents engine fluids from leaking into the cylinders. As such, the head…

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Fixing Your Blown or Leaking Head Gasket in One Affordable Easy Step

Your Options for Fixing a Blown Head Gasket
Your car’s head gasket is a simple piece of metal coated in a rubber-like material, and yet head gasket failure is one of the single most crippling ailments an engine can face. We talk to customers every day about it. To understand why this is such a big deal, you need to understand the important role your head gasket plays in your engine’s health.

What Does a Head Gasket Do?

In the simplest terms, your engine can be separated into two major sections. The top of the engine, where valves control airflow in and out of the cylinders and fuel is introduced to the…

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Will Bar’s Leaks Head Gasket Products Fix Your Head Gasket Leak?

By far the number one question we get on our tech lines and Facebook is:
“How can I tell if your head gasket products will fix my head gasket leak? I’ve heard some of these products don’t work.”
First off, if you haven’t read our Buyer’s Guide on choosing the right head gasket repair solution, you might find that helpful when it comes to deciding which of our products is best suited for you, your technical expertise level and your particular problem.

There is one ultimate truth, no matter what any chemical tool vendor tells you: if your head gasket leak is too serious, no chemical tool will seal the leak. None. Zip. Zero. We’d love to tell you otherwise, but we’d be lying. If…

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Dealing with a Blown Head Gasket: Choosing the Right Head Gasket Fix

When talking about a blown head gasket, the first question we get asked about our head gasket solutions is, “How do I know which one to choose?”

Good question. We have three main products to address blown head gasket issues: our Bar’s Leaks Head Gasket Repair (p/n 1100), Bar’s Leaks Head Gasket Fix (p/n 1111) and Bar’s Leaks Professional Carbon Fiber Block Seal Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant (p/n HG-1).


All three are meant to deal with head gasket leaks, but there are differences. I’m going to discuss each product here, starting with our strongest.

Our Professional Carbon Fiber…

How We Can Save You $1,500 on a Head Gasket Repair

Ray C. from Severna Park, MD writes to us about our strongest head gasket product — Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant, otherwise known as HG-1. Ray writes:
I purchased the Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant in attempt to get a little more life out of my (winter rat) 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee after a cooling system failure that nearly blew the engine and ended up resulting in a head gasket leak! I was worried about the expense but it turns out that this stuff really is a modern miracle in a bottle! I used it as directed and no more cooling or head gasket leaks, better engine performance, and the remainder is still floating…

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