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post #1 of 5 Old 12-20-2010, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Blown Head Gaskets

And you guessed it, I don't have the funds to replace them at this time.

I was advised by a guy who owns a car shop that I should 'try' flushing my coolant, filling it with water and dumping Sodium Silicate in there. He claims as long as water is not getting in my oil / crank case there is a 0% risk factor here. Either it works or it doesn't work. Needless to say i'm skeptical. I was also told to dump Stop Leak in the coolant about a month ago, that failed miserably.

I know the right thing to do is just replace the gaskets / studs, but if there really is no risk factor in trying Sodium Silicate, why not?

Let me know what you guys think.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-20-2010, 11:53 AM
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i have seen Blue Devil make a previously undriveable truck driveable again..........we had an 03 stake body that blew gaskets and the road mechanic dumped a bottle of Blue Devil in it, sure enough, worked for at least a little while. Truck went to auction about a month later, but it ran for that month lol. So io have no idea as to the repercussions of it, i imagine it aint good for the oil cooler

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Speaking of Oil Coolers, I just had my Oil Cooler replaced and installed an EGR Delete kit.

Does that help conditions at all? :s
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is your diagnosis of blown HG's 100%

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No. Well, as close as you're going to get without having them individually tested. Basically I had oil in my coolant, and it was puking - replaced oil cooler, EGR delete kit; still puking, badly. So what else could it be?
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