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 -- 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.
FAIRVIEW, OREGON -- My truck was running rough at idle steam and water coming out the tailpipe water in oil and exhaust smell in rad and high pressure in cooling system. I ordered steel seal, followed the directions, pulled the thermostat and put the product in. Started the engine and in ten minutes no steam or rough idle. Took for a half hour drive at hwy speed and let cool for an hour and did the same drive again.
Ended leaving in the engine for two weeks before putting the thermostat back in and flushing and filling with the antifreeze. They said to use truck is running great engine light off. That is telling me that no water or anti freeze passing the oxy sensor in the exhaust, no water loss at all. The stuff works. Tried other stuff no luck. If you think you have a crack or head gasket problem give it a try. What you got to lose?
I purchased this product and used exactly as instructions directed. Not only did it not work, I later received a call from the company when I was told by the Chemist that not only would this product ABSOLUTELY NOT WORK WITH ANTI-FREEZE (like instructions say to do) that it would cause it to turn into a GEL INSIDE THE VEHICLE ENGINE. So not only did the product not work they have potentially caused additional damage to my vehicle. He also said he has been trying for months to get the company to change the instructions on the label because the product will not work as directed.
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.
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.
I used Steel Seal following the directions to the T and it work good for me up until about 3 months ago when I noticed the white smoke coming from my car again. So I watched it for a bit to see how much water I lost then last night I emailed Steal Seal and asked for them to send me the Steal Seal Elite. It's a stronger version of Steel Seal but I guess they don't have the rights to it anymore. So I just asked for my money back and within half an hour my money was back in my PayPal. So everybody that says they've had problems getting money back they didn't give me a crap at all. I will be buying Steel Seal Elite now. It's a better product if Steal Seal didn't work for you.
HELTONVILLE, INDIANA -- I bought Steel Seal. It did not work so I called support. They told me what I needed but they give me a number to text and tell them what to send. I will not say her name but she would send me what I just had and wasted all that time and money to do what they wanted. I was told they sent me the wrong stuff so I waited for the mail to come and she sent me the same stuff that did not work the first time so I text her.
She told me it was different and if I did not want to try it send it back. I just spent $100 on it so I took snapshot of it sent it to her. She will not answer anymore. She takes it on her own to decide what you need. She does not even listen to her own support. Why are they even there. She does what she wants and that is it. Thank you. Have a good day.
100% instructions followed and complied, car expansion tanks and all pipes turned to thick gel using Steel Seal.
Immediately had to suck out thick gel from expansion tank and also remove panels to get access to take off radiator hoses. Had to be seriously blasted with a water hose to remove solidified items from the hose and engine block. Heater pipe had to be pressurised to remove clogging. This took all afternoon till 9 pm. Then tomorrow got to do the same to ensure all the solidified gell is removed. Don't risk your car doing the same, avoid the product. If you dare risk product then make sure you can strip down vehicle immediately if required. Even then risk is very high.