This morning I walked over to my car just to find a puddle of coolant underneath. It was a small leak and the car ran fine (no overheating). I went to the auto parts store and bought pic rel. Should I try this out? Does anyone have experience with this? I plan on getting the head gasket fixed when I can but I just want to see if this can be a temporary fix.My car is a 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 with the 3.2 M104 6 cylinder
Have you confirmed it's ACTUALLY the head gasket and not just a leaky hose? Also this shit is awful for your cooling system in general and shouldn't be used.
This is how the GERMAN CARS ARE UNRELIABLE buulshit started, retarded dimwits unable to take proper care of their cars doing dumb shit
This is the size of the leak after moving the car a few feet
>>25611371I got my car from a 90 year old snowbird woman
That looks like not a head gasket leak. Head gasket failures tend to leak internally, and turn the car's exhaust a white with a hint of yellow, almost. Plus the exhaust smells like coolant. You have a cracked hose or coupling, or if you're unlucky, a damaged reservoir or radiator.
>>25611363>Bar's head gasket fixThe only time you should use this shit is if you're another spent dollar away from scrapping the car entirely or just need a few more days out of it. It's basically the equivalent of snorting a bunch of coke so you can drive shitfaced. It's a bad solution to a problem, and while it might work for the moment is ultimately just poison for your car.
>>25611417it could be my reservoir but I have a feeling that its something else since it came from the back of engine areamine is all yellow but it isn't cracked
>>25611364>>25611417>>25611423I think I'll return the Bar'sId rather top off my coolant every once in a while than fuck my engine
>>25611363Only worth using if you plan on scrapping the car in a year or two. Never use this type of shit in a car you plan on keeping
>>25611450If you need to replace that volume of coolant with any regularity it's something you need to get fixed asap
>>25611604Working on that right now. I think it is my coolant overflow tank
>>25611961Your overflow and reservoir are the same thing. Take a piece of corrugated fiber board and slide it under the car when it's parked. Note where the drips are WITHOUT moving the vehicle. Use that to find your leak area.
>>25611363Head gaskets leak into the engine, not out onto the ground.
This stuff is more expensive but it works much better and isnt so chunky/gross shit that clogs up your radiator.
>>25612008For some reason my car has two coolant overflow tanks. I think it may be the second one under the fender.
>>25612188The one on the side is your blinker fluid reservoir dummy
>>25612256no actually I think its for the winter antifreeze while the top one is for summer coolant
>>25611377owo someone made a mess....
>>25611431Those commonly crack at the bottom on some vehicles and appear perfectly fine.
>>25611363Confirm if head gasket leak or radiator leak or hose leak or hose clamp seal leak etc. I drive an old Subaru and for me it wasn’t HG, but a hairline crack in the neck of the radiator, I just got a new radiator and put it in a year ago.>>25611423this stuff works along with many others if you catch it in time before it becomes an issue. Iirc the absolute best stuff can still only seal a gasket if you’re car overheats after 15 min max. Less than that and it has to be replaced. If you caught a leak and it’s not overheating yet it’s Goldilocks zone for applying one of these fixes. Most of them will be able to seal gaps up to 0.8mm in the gasket.
>>25611364>>25611417>>25612008>>25612018>>25612256>>25613807It was not a reservoir or hose
>>25615075It’s coming from the engine
>>25615075>>25615079looks like the freeze plugs are leaking
>>25615079maybe take a picture of where the actual head gasket is so we can see.
>>25615326its not the head gasket