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 Post subject: if i take the thermostat out
Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:16 pm 
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if i take the thermostat out will that stop the head gasket from leaking
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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:51 pm 
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if you have a head gasket problem taking the thermostat out will do nothing you can try some chemi weld from supa cheap auto around $10 it may help and give you a little more time.
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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:56 pm 
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SV-Valiant wrote:
if you have a head gasket problem taking the thermostat out will do nothing you can try some chemi weld from supa cheap auto around $10 it may help and give you a little more time.

im sorry but no for the love of god dont use chemi weld yes it does work but only for a while and it blocks the radiator up escalating the problem

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:59 pm 
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the only good thing that will stop it from leaking is to replace it...
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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:09 pm 
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if your gunna use chemi weld it would be cheaper to pour dirt into your radiator. you would get the same result!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:22 pm 
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lol have you guys ever used chemiweld?

you supposed to dump the water after you run it at above operating temp

i've used it a few times and never had it cause any blockages...

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:57 pm 
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dodgy prick suggesting chemi weld. screw that. fix it or if you can't afford it you shouldn't own the car

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:02 pm 
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thats a bit harsh mate...
this guy obviously needs a work around so he can use the car.
if chemiweld is done properly, it can buy time.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:50 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
dodgy prick suggesting chemi weld. screw that. fix it or if you can't afford it you shouldn't own the car

hey man no need to be like that mate i need to drive it to work so i can keep getting paid for work so i can fix it and man im a hard work i dnt earn a million bucks mate so if ya cant say something nice dnt say nothing at all
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Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:18 am 
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jeffo-ef-62-nv wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
dodgy prick suggesting chemi weld. screw that. fix it or if you can't afford it you shouldn't own the car


hey man no need to be like that mate i need to drive it to work so i can keep getting paid for work so i can fix it and man im a hard work i dnt earn a million bucks mate so if ya cant say something nice dnt say nothing at all


Dont worry about him Jeff one in every crowd.
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Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:51 am 
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i'm a mechanic. i've seen what happens when people use chemi weld to 'buy time'

ends up blocking the wrong spot and cause cars to overheat, or when you get around to doin the head gasket it cost you more time and money because it's f*cked your hoses, water pump, radiator etc

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:27 am 
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one of the best things you can use is pepper it works just as well as chemiweld but much cheaper.
I work on trucks and use a similar product to pepper and works wonders.great for small external coolant leaks aswell
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Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:49 am 
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mok1275 wrote:
one of the best things you can use is pepper it works just as well as chemiweld but much cheaper.
I work on trucks and use a similar product to pepper and works wonders.great for small external coolant leaks aswell


pepper Ive used it before and its probably better than Chemi Weld and will hopefully get you out of trouble till you can afford a better soluton.
WILDEB wrote:
i'm a mechanic. i've seen what happens when people use chemi weld to 'buy time'
ends up blocking the wrong spot and cause cars to overheat, or when you get around to doin the head gasket it cost you more time and money because it's f*cked your hoses, water pump, radiator etc


Never known Chemi weld to f**k the hose or a water pump before yes its can have a reverse affect on the head and block some of the journals if already nearly blocked, but when your broke sometimes it helps to keep the car going that little bit longer till a better solution can be resolved be it replacing the head or for that matter just replacing the motor as it could be cheaper, so each to their own And anyway it will give you some more work 20 year old mechanic and more people skills.
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Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:00 am 
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lol fair call there sv valiant
but i agree, if you have no ther option, its really a no brainer..
if it does f**k the engine, a wreckers special for $150 isnt a huge deal

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:58 pm 
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Silver Seal might do the job for a while... costs about 5 bucks from repco, comes in a small can.

 

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