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spridget
bill green
Maine
(55 posts)

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03/22/2008 01:29PM

Main British Car:
3 1980 TR8, 1 TR7 2 Bugeye Sprite 1 MG midget TR8 3.5 and 5.0, Sprite 1098 and ?

Subaru "conditioner" in BOP engines
Posted by: spridget
Date: September 01, 2019 07:45AM

What are the thoughts on using the conditioner Subaru puts in all their engines, in the Rover/GM Aluminum engines. Would this help seal cracked blocks?


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Subaru "conditioner" in BOP engines
Posted by: mgb260
Date: September 01, 2019 11:19AM

Probably, Cadillac had a similar one for there aluminum blocks.


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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Re: Subaru "conditioner" in BOP engines
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: October 06, 2019 03:23PM

For some reason, Subaru quit carrying this fluid. My local dealer is one of the largest volume dealers in the country, and they are no longer able to source it. I find this somewhat disconcerting, as I purchased a reman engine through NAPA for my sister-in-law's 2002 Outback, and there was the little blue bottle, along with a notice that failure to use the fluid would void her 3 year unlimited mile warranty.

I could find no explanation from Subaru regarding the fluid.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(699 posts)

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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Subaru "conditioner" in BOP engines
Posted by: 88v8
Date: October 07, 2019 03:28PM

K-Seal will seal corroded heads leaking head gaskets weeping core plugs and I dare say cracked blocks.
[www.kseal.com]
It seals so well that it will even try to seal the drain tap when you change the coolant. Last time I drained the previous RV8, which had weeping core plugs at the back of the block, I had to remove the whole drain tap from the rad before I could get the coolant out, and it wasn't a rusted relic, it was a new tap !

Ivor


spridget
bill green
Maine
(55 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 01:29PM

Main British Car:
3 1980 TR8, 1 TR7 2 Bugeye Sprite 1 MG midget TR8 3.5 and 5.0, Sprite 1098 and ?

Re: Subaru "conditioner" in BOP engines
Posted by: spridget
Date: October 09, 2019 02:39PM

I think Amazon still sells the Subaru "conditioner".


302GT
Larry Shimp

(203 posts)

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11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: Subaru "conditioner" in BOP engines
Posted by: 302GT
Date: October 19, 2019 07:58AM

Amazon still sells this. I had a Subaru WRX and always used the conditioner except for one time when I had the timing belt replaced by a shop that said they would use the conditioner but actually used a generic sealer. About 3 months later I noticed the first signs of a head gasket leak and I immediately put in two containers of "conditioner". Problem was solved instantly and I drove the car for another year before finally selling it (240,000 miles). I use it routinely in all my older cars as insurance. It has never caused any problems.


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