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this is a tuff one

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snowplowpro, May 26, 2013.

  1. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    i posted a question about freeze out plugs awhile ago I got underneath today and the freeze out plugs are fine I wpied and cleaned evrerything and seems its coming from the side wall of the motor like a pin hole cause I started it up and it came right were the wall of block is how would fix a hole in a block wall so to say.

    1996 f250 5.8 liter 351
     
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Maybe a good mig welder guy. Or the silver powder stop leak.
     
  3. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    will the silver powder clog the heater core and stuff or no and were do I buy it
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Advance, AutoZone, NAPA, Walmart will have it. The stuff is in a plastic tube, 1 inch by 3 inches. It's a silver powder. You have to take some antifreeze out of the radiator so you can put it in a little at a time. It will not clog the heater core or radiator. Our mechanics at work put it in just for a system self repair. It will seal small pin hole leaks and such. The stuff is metal powder that clots the hole and seals it. The stuff is not really a jury rig product, it serves a function in fleet vehicles. They put it in anytime they change the antifreeze.
     
  5. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I've had really good luck with a product called K-Seal. http://www.kseal.com/

    I'm not a big fan of stop leak type products, but sometimes in a case like yours, it may be what you have to try. I've also have a friend who repaired a cracked block on his boat with JB Weld. He's been running that repair for years now without a leak! Whatever works! lol
     
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The silver stuff is not a juryrig product. A lot of fleets put it in just as a prophylactic function. " It's Protection" The Bars Leak stuff in the brown jars is something to stay away from. It's just globs of fibers that clog a hole. I put the silver stuff in my vehicles when I change antifreeze. We have 5 vehicles and another 10 of the kids in my extended family. That I take care of. Never had a leak that needed parts changed.
     
  7. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    I cant find the silver seal stuff around by me the auto stores by all they sell is bars leaks or alumna seal I will try again tomorrow
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Walmart used to sell it.
     
  9. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    yea was there to only bars leaks if worse comes to worse ill use bars leaks then get the heater core fixed down the road.

    I cant even drive the truck it leaks so bad
     
  10. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    drill a hole thru the pin hole,tap it to 1/8 pipe plug , put some teflon sealer on a pipe plug and thread it in.
     
  11. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 924

    If nothing else.... It may be an engine replacement. I'll have a 351 for sale this year sometime for cheao