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Blue devil

TSIturbocharged

Probationary Member
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Feb 26, 2012
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Blue Devil Headgasket Sealent how well does it work? Should i try it or just fix it the right way with the HG Kit myself?
 

WES_393

DSM Wiseman
3,816
71
Jun 6, 2011
Colo Spgs, Colorado
I'm highly against liquid head gasket repair. It can clog the cooling jackets in the head, block, and between cylinders which can cause just as much damage as running a blown head gasket. I would suggest getting a Felpro or OEM composite head gasket and doing it the correct way.
 

95_GSTBOOSTIN

Probationary Member
27
0
Feb 24, 2012
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Do it right the first time so you don't have to do it again. Also later it could be a lot worse then it is now.
 

96' Eclipse GS

Proven Member
656
2
Oct 9, 2011
Nowhere, Asia
Please NO!....In my experiences with different customers over the years behind the AutoPart's World with blown head gaskets, I rather tell them to have to get the money to replace ASAP, then put anything like a sealant to blow up in a few weeks with BIGGER & MORE consquences then you started with....Now don't get me wrong it will hold, but for "HOW LONG?"...I'm sure people will start to disagree with me saying "I'm another Dumb*** that doesn't know anything"...but keep in mind I help and find DIYer's problems on a budget and this is something I do NOT play with! my 2 cents.
 

98420a

Proven Member
60
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Feb 18, 2012
mentone, Indiana
In my experience as a ase cert. mechanic NO... DONT DO IT. These head gaskets in a can only cause problems. I can personaly tell you that you will overheat and warp or crack something within a week.. I would say do the hg your self. If you have a hayns manual you can do it. all the tourqe specs are there. And there is plenty of help here.. Make sure you do a compression test befor and after.
 

96' Eclipse GS

Proven Member
656
2
Oct 9, 2011
Nowhere, Asia
In my experience as a ase cert. mechanic NO... DONT DO IT. These head gaskets in a can only cause problems. I can personaly tell you that you will overheat and warp or crack something within a week.. I would say do the hg your self. If you have a hayns manual you can do it. all the tourqe specs are there. And there is plenty of help here.. Make sure you do a compression test befor and after.

+1...:thumb:
 

redyute1

Proven Member
622
5
Feb 9, 2008
Riverdale, Maryland
At the shop i work at we use it on those crappylacs with the 4.6 northstar motor that always blows headgaskets, and has gotten more good results with that blue lil devil
 

ramsack

Proven Member
3,286
17
Dec 27, 2007
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
At the shop i work at we use it on those crappylacs with the 4.6 northstar motor that always blows headgaskets, and has gotten more good results with that blue lil devil

Obviously your shop is in the hood and doesn't stand behind its work.

From direct experience after purchasing a car with a blown head gasket, don't use it. It doesn't hold, and it just clogs coolant passages. It's used to sell a car with a blown head gasket. Unfortunate for the person trying to sell me the car, it didn't hold, they acted dumbfounded that the head gasket blew all of a sudden, and I got the car for cheaper. On the tear down I found blue goop solidified in most of the coolant passages. I thought it was some kind of silicone used elsewhere, but now I realize that they likely blew the head gasket, didn't want to have it fixed, and used this blue crap to sell it in a hurry.
 

redyute1

Proven Member
622
5
Feb 9, 2008
Riverdale, Maryland
Obviously your shop is in the hood and doesn't stand behind its work.

From direct experience after purchasing a car with a blown head gasket, don't use it. It doesn't hold, and it just clogs coolant passages. It's used to sell a car with a blown head gasket. Unfortunate for the person trying to sell me the car, it didn't hold, they acted dumbfounded that the head gasket blew all of a sudden, and I got the car for cheaper. On the tear down I found blue goop solidified in most of the coolant passages. I thought it was some kind of silicone used elsewhere, but now I realize that they likely blew the head gasket, didn't want to have it fixed, and used this blue crap to sell it in a hurry.

DAM ok ramsack for your sake read up. Customer came with the caddy overheating after verifying blown head gasket we recommended a reman engine cause its a one in a million chance to get a used one without a blow head gasket. Two days later he came back with the devil said someone recommended it so what the hell we gave it a shot letting him know that we have not used it before and we have no idea what the results would be. He was like its already blown so just try it, so we did he still drives this thing up till now thats ten months . I was not trying to say its the shit i was just sharing my experience with it. It worked for me twice cause the customer was ready to junk the car instead of fixing it. Think i would rather use blue devil than sell a head gasket job, i work on commission budy.
 

ramsack

Proven Member
3,286
17
Dec 27, 2007
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
Your initial post and the last post you made say two completely different things. Your first post basically says that your shop constantly uses it and recommends it as a trusted product, and your second one says otherwise. So which is it?
 
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