Steel Seal is a unique mixture of chemical compounds that have been specially blended to react under sufficient heat and pressure to create a hardened seal in the damaged area of a head gasket or block.
However there are lots of products claiming the same thing.
While there are other products that claim to repair a blown head gasket in a similar way to Steel Seal and these products are predominately comprised of little more than Sodium Silicate and dye.
Unfortunately, while using Sodium Silicate will initially seem to fix the issue, Sodium Silicate is also commonly known as ‘Liquid Glass’ or ‘Water Glass’. The reason for this is that Sodium Silicate once heated and cooled down will harden to a glass like substance. This substance cannot possibly stand up to the heat and pressure within the engine and this ‘seal’ will eventually break and the problem of the blown head gasket will return.
Yes you read that right!! Our goal first and foremost is getting you back on the road and the best way to ensure that happens is to get the head gasket replaced by a trained professional.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the money to have the head gasket replaced and in some instances the vehicle isn’t even worth as much as the $1000 repair bill.
Its in these circumstances that Steel Seal is the best viable alternative.
Did you know? Steel Seal will repair both steel and aluminium head gaskets.
If you start your vehicle, especially on a cold day and see white smoke from the tailpipe then you are likely just seeing condensation, or steam. If this disappears once the vehicle has warmed up, then this is almost certainly the cause and it is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. If after the vehicle has warmed up, and particularly under acceleration the smoke continues then it is time for further investigation as there is likely a more serious issue and could even be a symptom of a blown head gasket.
Many modern cars, have a oil cooler installed, which is cooled by coolant. A crack can occur inside the oil heat exchanger and this can lead to oil and coolant to mix.
While there is a chance the issue is a leak in the oil exchange, a blown head gasket is the more common issue with oil in the coolant.
If an engine overheats and stays heated for prolonged periods of time without cooling, the head gasket can crack which in turn causes oil to leak into the coolant system.
Coolant as its name suggests keeps the internal system cool by moving from the engine to the radiator and back, over and over again ensuring your vehicle doesn’t overheat. If there is and loss of coolant the temperature of the engine will begin to rise and this is where the problems begin.
A loss of coolant could be a cracked hose, a hole in the radiator or an issue with your water pump.
One of the most obvious signs will be the temperature gauge on your dashboard rising into the red or significantly above the normal range, or the displaying of a warning light. This can be sign of a blown head gasket.
The cooling system on your vehicle Is a sealed system of pipes and hoses designed to pump coolant/antifreeze around the engine. This allows for a constant flow to reach components including the head gasket, engine block and cylinder heads this allows the engine to continue operating at the correct temperature.
When air is allowed to enter the system blockages and bubbling is caused which can then cause overheating and further damage.
Another reason Steel Seal maintains its high success rate is that we do not give up on the repair if it has not been 100% effective. If you have used Steel Seal and you still have symptoms, but the symptoms have improved you have what we refer it as a ‘Partial Fix’.
A partial fix is when the blown head gasket was particularly severe and another treatment of Steel Seal will repair the issue. We offer a free replacement bottle to complete the repair of your vehicle.
Did you know? Steel Seal has been used to repair lawnmowers, motorbikes, cars, vans, trucks, trains and even once used on a plane!!