Radiator Stop Leak attempt

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Old 11-04-07, 03:30 PM
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Radiator Stop Leak attempt

I have a 2002 Ford Taurus that has a Heater Core leak or some leak that leaks into my Passenger floor area. I plan on selling the car in 2 years.

I was hoping to put in Radiator Stop Leak (to seal the Heater core leak) and was wondering if that could do any major damage to my Cooling System?
 
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Old 11-04-07, 04:34 PM
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It won't damage the system, but don't count on it curing your problem. The stop leak may not even help but you can try. You can also put a few egg yolks in there as well.
 
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Certainly isn't going to work for two years, I'd replace the core.
 
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You can also put a few egg yolks in there as well.
Egg whites is what you want to use, I believe. Not the yolks.
 
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Yes Core, you are correct! It's been a long day and the only reason I am still awake was to see the Pats put a whoopin on the Colts! HOOAH!
 
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I had a similar problem with a Supra and used Alum-A-Seal, it worked for me. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Do you have an antifreeze smell in the car. It's pretty obvious.

If no smell, there is a plugged drain for condensate. Much easier to cure - usually.
 
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Old 11-05-07, 01:44 PM
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goldstar is correct, you should smell the characteristic sweet antifreeze small when you put the heat on. Otherwise it's just a/c condensate and it's nothing to worry about.

If it's a leak, 2 years is a stretch for a stop-leak product to hold up, and you should get it fixed conventionally.
 
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