Archive for: Leaks

When to use Stop Oil Leak Products

At the first sign of an engine oil leak, many people panic. Their first thought is the huge cost involved in replacement or rebuild of the leaking engine in their car, motorcycle, boat or equipment. Thankfully, there is a fast, easy and affordable solution. At Bar’s Leaks, we carry a range of stop oil leak products that can stop small to moderate leaks without a complicated and expensive engine tear-down.
Using Stop Oil Leak Products
Here is a helpful list of occasions when stop oil leak products can be used:

When you want to avoid the cost and headache of replacing leaking seals: You may not have the time or money to tear your engine apart and replace…

Are Stop Oil Leak Products Safe for Small Engines?

We get a lot of questions about whether or not our Bar’s Leaks Stop Oil Leak Products are safe for small engines. The quick answer? Yes. But we wanted to take some time to explain how they work and reassure you that it’s safe to use our lineup of products to stop oil leaks in all sorts of small engines.

You’ll find small engines in a wide range of equipment for your lawn, garden or sports. These include lawn mowers, small garden tractors, dirt bikes, four-wheelers, chainsaws, boats and many other types of useful equipment. The small engines often rev high and can eventually spring an oil leak at the seals. When this happens, you may notice…

Stopping an Oil Leak on a Motorcycle

Motorcycle engines rev hard to produce the power you need to go fast. Over time, parts in your motorcycle engine can start to wear out, causing oil leaks. Common oil leak causes and locations in your motorcycle include:

Oil pan seal: The oil seal between your engine block and the oil pan can wear out over time and get dry and brittle. This allows oil to seep out, often onto the ground.
Cylinder head gasket: A gasket present between your engine block and oil can cover is a common location for oil leaks, as the seal gets old and the bolts holding the covers on work their way loose.
Oil filter: The seal on your oil…

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Common Leaks on a Vehicle

Before you try to determine which fluid is leaking on your vehicle, know this: Every fluid can leak. Automotive fluids by nature are held in a circuit, often with a reservoir, tubing or piping and a component or piece that contains the fluid during use. Cracks, worn gaskets, faulty caps and broken fittings are just a few of the potential sources of leaks under your hood.

A leaking engine doesn’t necessarily mean you need a major repair, though. It just means you need to identify where the leak is coming from, which type of fluid it is, how much it is leaking and what steps you need to take to correct the leak. We’ve got you covered.
All…

The Environmental Consequences of Automotive Fluid Leaks

Leaking coolant, engine oil and transmission fluid can be a big headache. If your fluid levels get too low, your vehicle won’t perform properly, and you can even cause permanent damage. But another less talked about negative consequence of leaking fluids is the pollution it causes to the environment.

This is a tremendous problem, even though it doesn’t make headlines. In fact, Puget Sound (in Washington State) is being threatened by the influx of leaking automotive lubricants and chemicals to the point where it’s natural beauty and heritage is at risk. On an average day, an estimated 140,000 lbs of toxic chemicals ranging from petroleum to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) enter Puget Sound.

Here at Bar’s Leaks, we sell a wide range of products designed to stop…

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