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Old 16-01-2011, 12:42   #1
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Question How to use K-Seal

Am I right in thinking this is how to use K-Seal ?

Pour 50:50 Anti-Freeze/Deionised water into a bucket, shake K-Seal, pour entire bottle into the bucket and mix.

Pour into cooling system, bleed (after trying to get rusty clips off hoses ), job done!
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No you don't do that, you get instructions, I think you have to run it to engine is hot, turn it off and then put it in, it doesn't work anyway, my dad used it on his Renault Scenic and it didn't work.
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I don't really care if people think it works or not, I just want to know how to use it.

And thank you, I'll wait until I buy it then read the instructions then.

However if you have to warm the engine up first surely you would have to remove some coolant to make room for the K-Seal ?
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Oh **** off if you're not going to help.
Yes hold on you have just dropped something out of your pram

But if you google K-Seal (Remember google it can turn up all sorts of things)
You find the K-seal site and low and behold they have instructions .. Well roger me with a broom handle, fancy that.

Just in case you still have a fear of google, I have done it for you ....




K-SealŪ is simple to use:
  • Shake bottle vigorously (at least 30 seconds) to ensure that the contents are evenly mixed.
  • Add the entire contents to the radiator or overflow tank. (When adding K-SealŪ to the overflow tank, pre-mix the contents with 1 to 2 litres of water to ensure effective dispersal into the cooling system. Allow time for the product to enter the cooling system if you are treating a slow leak. Do not pour K-SealŪ directly onto metal).
  • The leak will stop within 1 to 3 minutes once the engine has reached operating temperature.
  • Top up the coolant as necessary leaving the K-SealŪ in the system for future sealing. K-SealŪ is compatible with all types of antifreeze.
Edit .. Thanks for the rep JMurray01 .. You really need to get out more
.. Touche

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Yes, but if you have to warm the engine up, you will need the coolant to be over the MIN mark, and if it is, adding 1-2 litres of water & K-Seal will overflow it!
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Yes hold on you have just dropped something out of your pram

But if you google K-Seal (Remember google it can turn up all sorts of things)
You find the K-seal site and low and behold they have instructions .. Well roger me with a broom handle, fancy that.

Just in case you still have a fear of google, I have done it for you ....




K-SealŪ is simple to use:
  • Shake bottle vigorously (at least 30 seconds) to ensure that the contents are evenly mixed.
  • Add the entire contents to the radiator or overflow tank. (When adding K-SealŪ to the overflow tank, pre-mix the contents with 1 to 2 litres of water to ensure effective dispersal into the cooling system. Allow time for the product to enter the cooling system if you are treating a slow leak. Do not pour K-SealŪ directly onto metal).
  • The leak will stop within 1 to 3 minutes once the engine has reached operating temperature.
  • Top up the coolant as necessary leaving the K-SealŪ in the system for future sealing. K-SealŪ is compatible with all types of antifreeze.
Edit .. Thanks for the rep JMurray01 .. You really need to get out more
That's it.
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Yes, but if you have to warm the engine up, you will need the coolant to be over the MIN mark, and if it is, adding 1-2 litres of water & K-Seal will overflow it!

RTFI .. You need to remove 1-2 litres with it cold, mix in the K-Seal and add it back then bring up to operating temperature. It needs to be well mixed into the colling system to have any chance of working. Look at the K-Seal website it explains all and the theory behind how it should work.

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But Steven said to add it with the coolant at operating temperature.
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But Steven said to add it with the coolant at operating temperature.
Yer our instructions said differently, they changed the instructions .
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So what is right!?

Add when cold, or add when hot ?
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So what is right!?

Add when cold, or add when hot ?
Whatever it says on their instructions.
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Buy some and then read the bottle.
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But if it says on the bottle what it says on their website that is as much use as a chocolate tea-pot!
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But if it says on the bottle what it says on their website that is as much use as a chocolate tea-pot!
A chocolate teapot can be quite useful if you like chcolate and dont like tea ...
I dont see what is confusing the website clearly gives all the details you need, unless you want them to develop a version that you undo the bottle and it just applies itself to the car for you while you stand back and watch ? Maybe drop them a line to suggest that ?
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What I mean is, do I have to add it to cold or hot coolant!?

And if I have to add it to cold coolant, why not just add it to the mixture in the bucket then pour the whole lot in in one go ?
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But if it says on the bottle what it says on their website that is as much use as a chocolate tea-pot!

It will be the same as the website, we used the stuff about a year and a half ago.
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However if you have to warm the engine up first surely you would have to remove some coolant to make room for the K-Seal ?
If you have to add the k-seal and then warm the engine up surely you would have to remove some coolant to make room for the K-Seal?
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What I mean is, do I have to add it to cold or hot coolant!?

And if I have to add it to cold coolant, why not just add it to the mixture in the bucket then pour the whole lot in in one go ?
The instructions indicate from cold and then bring the engine up to normal temperature, it only works when the engine gets to normal temperature. You need to removed 1-2 litres and mix this with the K-Seal so it enters the coolant system and doesnt just sit in the expansion tank. Its not rocket science, you just need to get the contents of the bottle to be circulating round the coolant system and the theory is this will go into the leaking area and the particles in the K-Seal will plug it up.
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But if it says on the bottle what it says on their website that is as much use as a chocolate tea-pot!
What is the point of asking for advice then?

You think the bottle and the website are wrong, yet when people suggest something else you moan that 'thats not what it says on the bottle'!

According to the website 'The leak will stop within 1 to 3 minutes once the engine has reached operating temperature'.

That suggest to me that you need to warm the engine up after the K-Seal is added. In order to be able to waarm something up, it must be cold to start with.

Add K-Seal to a cold system.

You need to mix it with 1-2 litres of water (Hint: mix it in a clean 2 litre pop bottle). Then add it to the COLD engine.

If you can't fit the 1-2 litres of K-Seal in the tank, you will need to drain off some of the coolant. To do this use a Bellend, there is one next to your keyboard!
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