Steel Seal Head Gasket Repair - It Works!
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 on line. 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 Scottly Kilmer did on his you tube 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 glog up my system later by accidently 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.