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K-seal

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by griswold, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. griswold

    griswold Member

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    Have a small leak at the top right hand corner of my rad just some coolant residue i noticed when i changed the clips on the oil cooler which had the same residue around
    only losing a small amout so was told to get some k seal?
    Anyone used it?
     
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  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member
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    I would only use that cr@p, if I needed a quick fix just to sell the car (or get me home). Otherwise I would look for a new/used rad on ebay or your local breakers.
     
  4. griswold

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    Had a look for a new rad about £40 for a cheap new one so not too bad but thought about a quick fix till i have the time to do it myself or get it done for me.
    seems to get mixed reviews?
    Could it clog the heater matrix?
    Read somthing about that
     
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    I have yet to find conclusive proof that it actually does anything at all. Certainly didn't do anything other than leave a copper coloured mess in the expansion bottle when I tried it. I don't think it's designed to work on rads anyway is it? :unsure:

    A bottle of K Seal will cost about £15 delivered. You say a new rad will cost about £40? and maybe an hour to fit. Only one choice for me.:beerchug:
     
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    just carry a big bottle of water in your car until you have a radiator and time.

    water is free, it is not like you are going to freeze anytime soon so diluting it won't matter
     
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    You'll just knack the rest of your system putting K-seal in. Be ready to de-gunk your heater matrix, thermostat, header tank and possibly replace your temp sensor.
     
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    what he said. the stuff makes a MESS of your cooling system

    A V O I D unless you hate the car, hate your life, hate everything
     
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    I bought a cheap brand new one from eBay for around £40 delivered. Build quality is excellent, highly recommended.
     
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  11. griswold

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    will get a rad from ebay just will not have time to fit for a couple of weeks
    with the amount of water thats leaking that wont be a problem
    i put an extra clip on oil cooler pipe so thats stopped leaking now
    My friend is back in work(audi) tomorrow so i will get him to give me the part number for my rad so i can cross ref.
    and make sure i get the right one.
     

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