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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair" in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Originally Posted by jeffrsmith Let us know how you make out with little these gems Well the supercharger says I'll ...
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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

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    Let us know how you make out with little these gems
    Well the supercharger says I'll gain 25hp and the cyclone insert says 10hp; so I should have the fastest N* Eldorado, EVER!!!

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    A fart cannon muffler should add a few more.

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    It helps if the street is wet.

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    Don't forget the bananas in the transmission and sawdust in the differential.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"



    WHY DIDNT ANYONE TELL ME??!!!??? That 3 block long smoke shows in second gear on damp cold pavement would BREAK A CV SHAFT

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    It ain't doing your trans any good either.

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    Quote Originally Posted by ponyboyt View Post


    WHY DIDNT ANYONE TELL ME??!!!??? That 3 block long smoke shows in second gear on damp cold pavement would BREAK A CV SHAFT



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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    thats just silly :P Thats trying to kill the car heh, which is umm... what i was on my way to do...

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    ~ Question to the poster named "habdallah19" who tried the Bar's product: Its been a few years - did the product work and if so, how long did it last?

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    It'll clog up your heater core and possibly the purge line, there's only one way to repair the head gaskets on a northstar engine...that is to replace them..

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    It'll clog up your heater core and possibly the purge line, there's only one way to repair the head gaskets on a northstar engine...that is to replace them..
    what he said

    i used that bars stop leak only to help with the cracked block and my heater core got so screwed up

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    The heads lift from stripped headbolt threads relieving the clamping forces and letting the head gasket blow. Before you can make a repair of any kind you have to renew the headbolt threads with threaded inserts or replacement studs.
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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    Quote Originally Posted by drsyn67 View Post
    ~ Question to the poster named "habdallah19" who tried the Bar's product: Its been a few years - did the product work and if so, how long did it last?
    They rarely ever come back to admit it did not work. habdallah19 hasn't been back since 9/13/10.

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair" / Oil Additives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymaker View Post
    The question about the Barsí stop leak for blown head gaskets as came up before and I responded to that post and I will repeat my response for you in hopes of saving someone some money and time.
    I tried it twice and it failed twice (I just couldnít believe the Barís hadnít worked. the first time so I tried it again). My í97 SLS was suffering from the classic loss of coolant by way of the expansion tank. When I disassembled my N* to install the time-serts and replace the head gaskets the Barís stop leak material was piled up about one inch deep in the bottom of the water-jacket at all four corners (at the bottom toward the outside of cylinders 1, 2, 7 and 8). Both head gaskets were blown on my engine and I used the Barís twice so the way I see it the Barís head gasket stop leak had four chances. Four-time loser in my book and the stuff isnít cheap by a long shot. I wasted a lot of antifreeze, time and money in this little experiment. It all would have been worth it if had only worked but it didnít. Spend your money on the time-sert kit and head gaskets. Do it right the first time and get it over with.

    BTW I have used other Barís products with good success for over forty-years so I was very surprised when thid one didnít work.

    Do not use Barís permanent head gasket product Part # 1111, it wonít work and it will destroy your cooling system, clogged parts to the extreme (water pump, radiator, thermostat and heather core and all the coolant passages in the engine)

    This junk, Barís permanent head gasket, has sodium silicate (glass), it is not good for the cooling system and the engine
    Barís has metal shavings in it and it contaminates the coolant and knocks out and clogged the water pump as well as all other important cooling parts mentioned above
    It caused a pressure increase in the block, overheated the engine and damaged the engine
    Now my engine is not possible to be repaired and the cooling system looks like Barís welded all the parts
    What kind of junk is this?

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    Re: Bar's Leaks "Head Gasket Repair"

    Sodium Silicate is the same stuff cash for clunkers used to seize an engine quick.

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