Rad leak coolant question???????????

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Wife has a 2005 Caravan, which has developed a small leak....Is it a good idea to use Bars Leak or something similar?? Cannot believe a 3 1/2 year old car would have a leak...
 
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 Originally Posted By: dbvettez061
Wife has a 2005 Caravan, which has developed a small leak....Is it a good idea to use Bars Leak or something similar?? Cannot believe a 3 1/2 year old car would have a leak...
Some of those stop leak products do work well - some too well. It's been a lot of years since I've used any, but the one time I did, it plugged up my heater core. At the time I did NOT live in Southern Ca. St. Paul winters are cold enough as it is, having a poor heater wasn't much fun. :D I agree that is a little early for a leak - even from a Chrysler product! The radiator on my Ford minivan developed a small leak around the tank after 12 years. I replaced it with one I bought off the internet - just over 135.00 IIRC.
 
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i would never run stop leak in my radiator. on a friend of mine's s10 it gunked up the radiator so much that the water pump died.
 
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 Originally Posted By: badawg350
There's a product made by Conklin Called Dike it is the beststop leak out and will not clog your heater core and can be flushed out give it a try you won't be sorry
+1 Dike will not clog up.
 
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