Testimonial Story: Blown Head Gasket Causes Overheating

Service technician replaced water pump and radiator, and then turned to Bar’s Leaks Blown Head Gasket Repair to finish the job.

Scenario: When a customer brings in a smoking, overheating, high-mileage vehicle and not much cash, what’s a service tech to do? It had all the classic symptoms of a blown head gasket.

Here’s a true story about how Bar’s Leaks Professional Head Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair (HG-1) helped this driver keep his car on the road and perform his head gasket repair within budget.

Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada

Mileage: 269,000

Problem: Vehicle overheating due to extensive cooling system issues.

Details: Customer’s Olds was overheating and blowing white smoke. The water pump was locked up, so the technician replaced it, as well as the thermostat, radiator and radiator cap. But on the test drive, the SUV started to overheat in just a few miles, with bubbling in the reservoir, lots of white smoke, and coolant loss.

It looked like it was time for a teardown to install a new head gasket. But the customer didn’t want to pour any more money into this vintage vehicle, so the tech turned to Bar’s Leaks.

He grabbed a bottle of Bar’s Leaks Professional Head Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair (HG-1), the most proven and strongest antifreeze-compatible sealant on the market. He knew that it would not only seal any head gasket damage but would also stop any other coolant leaks in the system. Plus, its Xtreme Cool additive would address the SUV’s overheating and bring the coolant temperature down.

He added Bar’s Leaks Head Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair directly into the radiator, turned the heater on hot and the fan on high, and ran the engine until it hit normal operating temperature. There was still some white smoke, but he switched the engine off and let it cool back down. After topping off the radiator, he took it for another easy drive of about 15 minutes. Problem 100% solved. No more smoke or overheating.

Conclusion: After 200 miles of driving, owner says the Bravada is running better than it has in a very long time.

Does this sound like something you’re facing? If so, we can help. You don’t need to spend $1,500+ and have your car sidelined in the shop for a week or more. Contact us via web if you’d like more info on how the product can work for you, or call us at 800-345-6572 (M-F, 8am – 5pm EDT) and we’ll be happy to chat. Our Customer Support team is US-based (just north of Detroit) and staffed by real humans.

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