WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA -- So my 1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport was not leaking any coolant nor was it getting into my oil however the #6 cylinder was leaking exhaust gases into the coolant causing the head to run hot and the upper hose to be hard due to the exhaust pressure being pumped into the system. I researched the Steel Seal as much as I could online. I bought the product and called the tech line to go over what I needed to do before I started for my situation. I drained and flushed the extended life coolant from the system and from the overflow tank. Although it did not say to I also removed the thermostat like Scotty ** did on his youtube video.
I then removed the #6 spark plug and injector wire. I added the two bottles of Steel Seal for my 6 cylinder motor, $100.00 worth of product. I then added distilled water to top off the system. Next I replaced the rad cap and ran the car at idle in my driveway at 1000 rpm twice for one hour on and one hour off to let it cool down. I then ran the car again at idle twice for 1/2 hour on and let it cool for 1 hour off. The next morning I reinstalled the plug and injector and I drove it to Costco to get gas not hard just like an old guy.
Because It had no thermostat it stayed around 150% which was great because before the treatment it would get up to 230% quick forcing me to shut her off just before the red line. The next day I re-installed the new 195% thermostat from Napa which is what the factory temp for my motor calls for and the temp gauge went close to the red 230% so I pulled that thermostat out and put a 180% thermostat which is now keeping me in the 205-215% temp safe zone. Seems I had 2 issues one being a defective new thermostat and the other the head gasket.
In a few days I am going to flush out the Steel Seal because I do not want it to clog up my system later by accidentally adding the extended life coolant which is not compatible. Dex cool is not compatible either according to the directions that came with the product. Today I am still concerned and a bit skeptical of what the long term outcome will be.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -- Something was wrong with my car and I found out by asking a friend of mine who is a mechanic that I had a blown head gasket. I know such a problem like this should be figured out in an instant, but I am not a car guy. In fact, I know absolutely nothing about cars other than they have four wheels! Anyway, my friend who is a mechanic recommended Steel Seal. Of course I decided to give it a try because the sealant would be a lot cheaper than having the entire thing replaced.
At first I was hesitant about trying the product by after speaking with a company representative, I was more optimistic about my experience. Plus, the man even said he would give me a full refund if the product didn't work. With that promise in mind, I had my friend apply the sealant. I am happy to say the product fixed the head gasket and my car runs perfectly fine. I called the company back to tell them about my experience.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -- I confirmed that I had blown head gasket. I know it is lots of money to repair so I thought I'd give this product a try. I followed instructions to T. The first time is work some but didn't total seal it, I called the company and they did send a second dose. I again did as instructions said. It did work I was amazed but... in couple months it failed. It does not hold. Lifetime warranty only means one replacement not lifetime of car. So the word lifetime is a bit of a misleading word. So do I recommend this? Well maybe for a short fix till you get rid of car but permanent fix, NO!!!! This it is not.
I put Steel Seal in my BMW and the car now runs perfectly. Before Steel Seal car would idle rough and not only blow smoke but water out the tail pipe. After adding Steel Seal and letting car cool, I had to drive car at highway speed for 5 miles before smoke stopped. No smoke now, car runs smooth and strong, heat is excellent. I cannot believe this stuff works. If you have a problem call technical support, they will help.
For instance, they will tell you how to deal with something that is plugged up. One suggestion is to add a bottle of draino, run the car 5 minutes, then flush everything out. The idea is to not use acid, use sodium hydroxide which will not harm metal or rubber. Technical support told me to run the car at highway speed.