Blown Head Gasket Repair Cost

Blown Head GasketWhen most of us hear the phrase “blown head gasket” we see dollar signs flash before our eyes.  If you haven’t experienced it with one of your vehicles, you’ve probably had a friend with an older car get the report that they have a blown head gasket and a repair bill that makes you want to go get a second job, or start riding a bike.  But why is a blown head gasket so expensive to repair?  In this article we’ll talk through the process of replacing a head gasket and try to understand why it is such an expensive repair.

This article on the 4 most expensive car maintenance items includes a blown head gasket as one of the top 4 most expensive problems you can have with your vehicle.  It estimates that you should pay between $1200 and $1600 dollars for a head gasket job on your vehicle.  Depending on the vehicle you drive, these estimates are reasonable, but for some simple vehicles with smaller engines you might pay as little as $600 or as much as $2500 for a complicated vehicle.  The complication isn’t in the head gasket itself.  A head gasket can cost as little as $10 for a small 4 cylinder engine or as much as $400 for a performance or specialty head gasket with most closer to $75 to $100.

The majority of the cost, and deviation in costs, for a head gasket job comes in the labor.  The head gasket sits between the engine’s cylinder head and engine block.  In order to replace this gasket you need to remove a significant portion of the engine and its accessories.  Besides removal, putting the engine back together is not simply a matter of replacing components and tightening bolts.  Many of the components that need to be reattached after a new head gasket is installed require specific torque settings to ensure a proper seal and no damage to be done.  Also, removal of the cylinder heads on any engine means you have to make sure when it is reassembled that the engine is timed correctly to make sure further engine damage does not occur.  All of these reassembly complications make it a slow and painstaking process that should only be done by very experienced technicians.

Blown Head GasketThese complications can be enhanced based on the vehicle you drive.  If you have a V6, V8 or boxer engine, then your engine has 2 head gaskets that need to be replaced which will add to the cost of the job.  Also, if you have a front wheel drive vehicle it can add to the cost of the repair as the mechanic will have less room to work making the job more difficult, take longer, and ultimately be more expensive.

Lastly, when you disassemble that much of an engine, there often are some other parts that are worth replacing while you have the engine taken that far apart.  Things like thermostats, water pumps, timing belts, engine coolant, engine oil, and other gaskets like intake manifold and exhaust manifold gaskets are all options to be replaced during a head gasket repair.  Deciding to add these replacement items is often smart as they can save you from future repairs and costs, but can significantly increase your blown head gasket repair cost.  Lastly, if you have a badly blown head gasket it may even require machining of your engine block or head which is complicated work only done by specialty machine shops.  If this is required on your vehicle you can add hundreds of dollars to your repair costs.

All of these factors can add up and make your blown head gasket repair bill very high, and for good reasons.  The good news in all of this is that you do have another option.  Replacing the head gasket is the most common fix for a blown head gasket, but there is another way that is guaranteed to repair your head gasket leak.  BlueDevil makes an easy to use product that is guaranteed to seal your head gasket leak called Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer.  BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer is a chemical additive that you can pour directly into the radiator of your vehicle.  Once inside your vehicle’s cooling system, BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer will seek out the leak in your head gasket and form a chemical weld there due to the temperature differential.

BlueDevil Pour-N-Go is guaranteed to seal your vehicles leaking head gasket, so before you spend a crazy amount of money on replacing your head gasket, pick up a bottle of BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer to save yourself time and money!

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205 responses to “Blown Head Gasket Repair Cost

  1. What is the guarantee that is given. My van has 160k. I’m trying to replace the motor but can’t find one under 80k miles. I have water in my oil and think I would like to try and use this product until I find a motor.

    1. Jason-

      For best results, you will want to change the engine oil before and after the BlueDevil process. The product does carry a 100% money back guarantee; if you have any questions you may contact us at 888-863-0426.

      Thanks!

      -BDP

        1. Barry-

          To give yourself the best overall chance of BlueDevil working successfully, in addition to the directions, you should remove the spark plug from the cylinder with the leak; this will be the spark plug from the cylinder with the low compression reading. If you are not sure which one that is, you may pull all of the spark plugs and you will usually notice one will have a white-crystal-like substance on it and/or may look dirty; this is the plug you should pull. Leave that plug out for the 50 minute idle in order to relieve the pressure from building up and thus allowing the product to seal properly. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

      1. hello i have a 2003 chevy venter LS fwd when my van is running and i fill my over flow it is all running right out of my muffler as fast as i poor it in will the poor and go work for me i dont want to poor it in and have it run right back out im asking because i dont have the money to fix it thank you.

        1. Brian-

          Thank you for asking about your Chevy Venter. Based on your description, unfortunately, it seems you are losing water/coolant a little too quickly for the BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer to be effective. It doesn’t seem like you would be able to keep the product in the system long enough in order to get the benefit of using it. A hard part repair may be your best option.

          Hope this helps!

          -BDP

      1. Elliot-

        BlueDevil Pour N Go Head Gasket Sealer is not designed to stop leakage from valve stem seals. A valve stem seal leak is associated with oil loss rather than coolant loss. The best product to use for that type of leak is the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/). Once the product is added you can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

      1. Mike-

        You would need about 16 oz. of the product for your Geo Tracker. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

        1. Hello I have an 04 trailblazer I believe it’s a blown head gasket . I noticed that you say that pourngo works while driving however my truck work stay running. Once I put the product in should I try and drive it around?

          1. Toni-

            Thank you for asking about your Chevy Trailblazer. As per the directions, Start the engine while cold, then turn heater on max. With engine idling, slowly pour BlueDevil into the radiator. You should not be driving the vehicle during the 50 minute idle. Unfortunately, if the vehicle is unable to maintain idle for a full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out, then the leak you’re having may be a little too extreme for the product. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

            Thank you!

            -BDP

    2. You can try it I am a mechanic and I have used blue devil before it May or May not work for u .I used it on a car that was pouring antifreeze down the back of the motor like a water hose running .and it fixed the leak .but it is very important to read the directions and do what the bottle tells u to do step by step.

  2. Can you use the 32 ounce pour and go in with antifreeze and thermostat in the engine since where I live its in the teens at this time, or do in need to drain fluid and remove the thermostat

    1. David-

      The BlueDevil Pour N Go only comes in a 16 ounce bottle. The Pour N Go can be used with antifreeze and the thermostat can be left in while running it through the system.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

        1. Isaiah-

          The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is 100% safe to use; it will not harm any components of the engine. If the BlueDevil is able to seal your head gasket then that seal will remain intact permanently.

          Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

          Thank You!

          -BDP

        2. Hi Isaiah

          I’ve just done the head gaskets on a ’98 XJ8. Wondering if you tried the product yet and if so how did it go?

    2. I took my car to a shop was told it’s the headgaskt and upper, lower intake but it only makes a noise as if it’s the pwersterring and fan don’t work. No water in oil but water on top of motor. Does not get hot but water goes and don’t know where.please help me . I want to know for sure before I spend the money

      1. Alicia,

        Thanks for your question about your head gasket. Based on your description you could have a blown head gasket, or simply a coolant leak somewhere on the top of your motor. If your fans don’t work and your car has overheated, that could have caused your blown head gasket. We would recommend taking your car to a second mechanic for a second opinion to make sure it is indeed a blown head gasket.

        Thanks again for your question!
        -BD Auto Pro

  3. Thank you
    One more question, does the other blue devil where you drain and flush the system better? And can I use two bottles of pour and go since I have a Dodge Ram 2500 with a 5.7 in it that takes around three gal fully emty ? Thanks

    1. David-

      You may use either Head Gasket Sealer. The “Pour N Go” (16 oz./white label) is a less concentrated formula that does not require the removal of the thermostat or a flush of the cooling system prior to use. Whereas the “Mechanic Approved” (32 oz./yellow label) requires both the removal of thermostat and a flush before applying the product; the 32 ounce is the more concentrated formula.

      The product with the yellow label will give you best overall results as long as you can remove the thermostat and flush the system prior to use. With the use of either product, be sure to follow the guidelines for the proper amount to use. Based on your capacity, you will only be using 16 ounces either way.

      Thanks Again!

      -BDP

  4. hi I have a 04 dodge intrepid se, and 2 days again it cut off on me when I looked at oil it was a brown milky color like water. I was told I had blown head gasket, so I was wondering if I was to use the blue devil will this fix the problem or make it worst I just dont want to lock my engine… PLEASE HELP

    1. Shamika-

      Yes, we recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. For best results, you should change the engine oil before and after the BlueDevil process.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  5. Does your product seal more gaskets than the head gasket? For example, how about
    an oil pan gasket leak? Also, how long does this treatment work for? Do I have to
    treat again after a certain amount of driving? My car is a 1999 Mercedes 4 door sedan E320 with a V6 engine. Which of your products is best to use?
    Thanks so much.

    1. Bonnie-

      The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will seal any cooling system leaks such as head gasket leaks, leaking freeze plugs, a leaking heater core, leaking radiators, etc. We manufacture a different product, BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak, that is used to stop leaking oil pan gaskets. Both of the products do create permanent seals and only require one treatment.

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  6. I have a 1986 olds 98 with the 3.8v6. The car has been sitting for 11 years, and we just started driving it again. After 320 miles of driving, something blew, either the head or intake gasket. Without knowing which it is, will this seal both if nessrsary? I have a broken leg and cant perfectly diagnose the issue properly. Will this really work?

        1. Brianna-

          It depends on the specific symptoms you are experiencing with your vehicle. Please give our tech support team a call at 888-863-0426 so that we can assist you in making sure you are using the best product.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  7. I have a 1998 Cadillac Seville with a Nordstrom engine, just was told I have blown head gasket will this help.

    1. Gina-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will work with in Northstar engines. We do recommend using the product to help seal your head gasket leak in the Cadillac.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  8. I have a 75 f100 with a edelbrock 302 and I noticed a shaking in the engine. Do you think it’s a blown head gasket?

    1. AJ-

      A “shaking” engine would not necessarily mean there is a blown head gasket. There are a number of possibilities that could cause the engine to shake more noticeably than usual.

      We recommend taking your vehicle in for a tune-up to hopefully help smooth out the engine.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

      1. I have a 06 nissa titan 4door with 200k on it it blowing white smoke out tail pipe when I start and drive my truck will the stop it and fix the problem what could it be and what do I need to do

        1. Elliot-

          Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. As long as your vehicle can maintain idle for 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out, and you are not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant, then you should be able to see some good results. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

        1. Anhk-

          The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is safe and compatible to use in Mercedes engines. As long as your vehicle will idle for a 50 minute period without stalling out or overheating and you will not lose more than about 1 quart of water/coolant then there is a very good chance that BlueDevil will work in remedying your blown head gasket.

          Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  9. I have an 2000 buick century pretty sure blown head gasket its blowing out white smoke and very little milky in oil should I use this or is it to late done replaced thermostat,radiator,spark plugs and wires

    1. Elisha-

      Yes, we do recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer based on your symptoms. For best results, you should change the oil before and after the BlueDevil process.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

      1. i have a 2005 chevy impala my car keep over heating i was told i had an blow head gasket will blue devil work i put some stop leak head gasket in there do i have to flash the old stop leak out and than but the blue devil in there

        1. Deann-

          You will want to flush the cooling system prior to adding the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. You really don’t want to mix multiple chemicals together.

          Overall, the BlueDevil carries a success rate of slightly over 90%.

          Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

          Thanks!

          -BDP

  10. i have Buick 2002 they told me in have head gasket my engine kick out freeze plug so i have to pour water first then pour whole bottle blue devil once ,or i have to replace head gasket

    1. Ben-

      How quickly are you losing water? For instance, about how much water would you lose within an hour run?

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 so that we can discuss the situation in more detail.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

    2. I have 1995 mercedes-benz E320 with 90 k mile. I came from work and my coolant was low and there is smoke coming behind my engine and car runs good. The smoke look like leak somewhere. No smoke in the tail. Also it was late in the night so I need to check the oil in the morning to see what going on.

      1. Mohammed-

        Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. Please note, that if you do have water/coolant in the oil, you will want to change the oil before and after the BlueDevil process. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

  11. i was just told head gasket is blown on my2000 acura 3.2tl .. should i try Bluedevil first?
    and if that does not work, can it still be fixed the expensive way??? I was told that once blue devil is put in , it is sealed shut forever! what is true??

    1. Sandi-

      Yes, we do recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer to help avoid expensive repairs. If for whatever reason the product does not work it will not hinder the ability to replace the parts in any way.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  12. I have a 2000 Firebird and it overheated on me once and water is now appearing in my oil cap. I want to know if BDPs will make my car keep a normal engine pressure for the long run and won’t seal or clog radiator or other systems in my car.

    1. Frank,

      Thanks for your question about your 2000 Firebird. If you do have a blown head gasket, BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will permanently seal the leak and keep your cooling system pressurized. BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer does not contain any particulates to clog your radiator or thermostat.

  13. I Have A 2001 Ford Taurus SES And I’ve Blown My Head Gasket And I Also Need A Water Pump Because My Car Was Running Hot. Will The Blue Devil Fix My Problem ?

    1. Breana-

      You would first need to have the water pump replaced before you would be able to apply the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. Once the new water pump is reinstalled you will be able to proceed with using the BlueDevil to stop the leak(s) from your head gasket.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  14. Looks like I have a blown head gasket, or maybe something else on the blocks, on my 1994 mercedes benz sl500, since it has two blocks is on bottle of pour-n-go be enough to treat both blocks head gaskets? and when will I know if your product is working after pouring it in the radiator?

    1. George-

      You will only need one 16 ounce bottle of the BlueDevil Pour N Go to treat your Mercedes. After the recommended 50 minute idle allow the engine to cool down, at least two hours, and at that point the vehicle should be ready to drive normally.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  15. My son had a 2003 Chevy Cavalier five-speed he was told it has a blown head gasket and when he parks it after driving it smells like burnt popcorn in and they said it looked like cheese and when they open the I guess The car has about 143,000 miles on it will this product work thank you

    1. Cindy-

      We would like to get a little more detail into the symptoms you are experiencing with your Cavalier. Please contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 so that we may make the best recommendation for your vehicle.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  16. I have a 2000 Ford Taurus that mu college bound daughter drives. I was told we need a new engine or to replace the head gasket. If we try this product, how long should we expect it to last? Is this a temporary fix?

    1. Miss K-

      Once the BlueDevil is able to create a seal it is permanent. We have record of multiple customers driving 2 – 3 years after the installation of BlueDevil with out requiring any additional repair and still driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  17. hello I have a 2006 PT Cruiser recently diagnosed with a blown head gasket repair cost of $1200 to $3000. my question is, is it worth the repair and do you know of any reputable repair shops in this area?

    1. Lisa-

      Having the parts replaced would definitely fix the vehicle and get you back to driving normally. Another option would be to try the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer if you do not think the vehicle is worth spending $1200 – $3000 to repair it. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will work as long as your vehicle is able to idle a full 50 minute period without stalling out or overheating and it will not lose more than 1 quart of water during the run.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  18. I have a grand am 02 gt had a freeze plug pop out and blew the head gasket from overheat no water in oil I replaced the freeze plulg an notice head gasket was spraying water out the front should I use your product how much dose it cost and what is your garentee?

    1. Travis-

      We would like to get a better idea as to just how quickly you are adding water so that we can make the best recommendation. Please contact us at 888-863-0426 (Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST).

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  19. I have a 2005 ALtima. Driving on the freeway and it quite. Would not turn over even. I just went to try it and now it turns over. Looks like fluid in the oil and there is no coolant left. Car only turns over and does not run. Would this product help?

    1. DJ-

      Unfortunately, the vehicle has to be able to run, at idle, for a full 50 minute period. If the vehicle is having trouble starting or running altogether then it may be beyond what BlueDevil is intended to fix.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  20. Hi,

    Do you deliver internationally? I live in Kenya and my truck, a fuso has a blown gasket and will cost $1000 to repair.

    1. Sitna-

      Yes, the product can be ordered directly off of the website (www.gobdp.com) and shipped internationally. The shipping cost will be automatically calculated when you are checking out and enter your full mailing address.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

    1. Roslyn-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is specifically designed to repair a blown/leaking head gasket. Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST, Mon – Fri) with any further questions.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

        1. Jason-

          Yes, the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would seal a coolant leak coming from the exhaust manifold gasket as well. As long as the vehicle can idle for a full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out, and you are not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant, then you should be able to see some good results.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  21. I have a 2006 VW Passat. I noticed that oil and cooler is leaking somewhere as I have constantly do refills. Can’t see any leak drops under my car but can see fresh only in engine compartment. When i use my heater i can smell oil fumes – guess oil is leaking on hot surface and burning. Where coolant is leaking i don’t know. Can it be blown head gasket and will you recommend using your product on my vehicle as it has a turbo engine?

  22. I own a 1967 mustang that probably has a blown head gasket but I know for sure that it leaks oil. Even if i may not have a blown head gasket, would it still be a good idea to put your BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer in it? It’s was a 289 v8 2bbl with a 3-speed automatic transmission.

    Thanks

    1. Ed-

      You should not use the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer as a preventative maintenance. Also, the product is specifically designed to stop coolant leaks not oil leaks. We do not recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer for your Mustang.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  23. My 2002 Audi A6 2.7 T has white smoke coming out of the exhaust. The coolant reservoir was empty and the warning light came on. It has an oil leak too that leaves a few drops on the ground when it’s sitting. Will your product fix the problem?

    1. Bill-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would work to stop the coolant loss you are experiencing. If your vehicle only has a reservoir/overflow rather than a radiator cap, instead of pouring BlueDevil through the reservoir/overflow, with the car off and engine cold you should disconnect the top radiator hose and add the product there. Once it has been added reconnect the hose and start the idle from that point.

      As for the oil leak you should add 1 bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. Expect to notice results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any questions.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  24. I have a 94 f150 with a 4.9l 6cylinder. It has a leaking/blown head gasket. When your product is applied to the cooling system, how long does it take for the product to take effect? Will I need to do it repeatedly?

    1. Ethan-

      The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will create the permanent seal during the initial 50 minute idle. After the recommended 50 minute idle is complete you should allow the vehicle to cool down completely (at least 2 hours) and then you will be able to drive normally. You do not need to apply BlueDevil more than 1 time.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  25. have a 1974 mg midget I recently had my radiator flushed now after running for a couple minutes smoke is coming from manifold side of engine and white smoke is now coming from tailpipe do I have a blown head gasket and would the blue devil work for my car?

    1. It is possible that you have a blown head gasket based on the symptoms you have described. We would like to get a little more detail about your vehicle before making a recommendation on whether or not BlueDevil would be a good option for you.

      Please contact us at 888-863-0426 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time) so that we may assist you.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  26. I have a 2002 Acura TL Type-S w/ 185k. Car seems to be going through antifreeze even though it’s not leaking into the oil. I can smell antifreeze when I get out of the car after a drive long enough to bring the engine up to temp, but I only found a source once, the tube connected to the overflow tank had popped out of the top and it was pissing out the coolant there. This obviously isn’t the primary culprit and I picked up a bottle of your product at Auto Zone to read the information on the back. The only reason why I didn’t purchase it was from a warning in the Owners Manual as to never use any sort of coolant additives that pertains to sealants to the radiator and/or coolant system. My question to you is…can you say, without a doubt that this product would work in my vehicle (if indeed the case is the head gasket) without risking damage to the engine any further? The car runs perfectly, other than the issue I just mentioned (it may be running a bit rich, bc I don’t seem to be getting the correct avg mpg. But, I have only had this car for a few months and I had a hybrid previously so it may just be in my head). I just don’t want to potentially destroy this motor by going directly against the manufacturer’s warning.

    1. Bulio-

      We recommend taking the vehicle to a certified shop so that you can get a clear diagnosis. It is difficult to say what exactly is wrong with the vehicle without further diagnosis being done. It is possible that your vehicle has a blown head gasket but we would like to be sure before recommending the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer as a possible solution.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

    1. Aaron-

      Yes, you would be a candidate for the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. The knock in the engine could mean you have water and/or coolant in your oil. We would recommend changing your oil before and after the BlueDevil process. Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  27. I have a 1997 Toyota Celica GT 5 speed, it has a new water pump, thermostat, radiator cap, I travel 2 hours a day for work and have to keep adding antifreeze everyday or it will over heat on me. I add about 1/4 gallon a day. Just changed the oil and there is no milky color in the oil that I drained….any suggestions?

    1. Diane-

      We recommend using the recommended amount of the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer; you will need 16 ounces to treat your Celica. The product is specifically designed to stop coolant loss.

      Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 with any questions.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  28. I have a 2001dodge grand caravan sport Awd and it’s been overheating about 2 weeks and today it died on the side of the road and took me a minute to get started I drove it for about 5 minutes to my house and then it died can this help

    1. Kenny-

      In order to get the benefit of the product, the vehicle would need to be able to idle for 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out. Also, you shouldn’t be losing more than about 1 quart of coolant/water during that 50 minute idle. If the vehicle can meet those requirements, you would be a good candidate for the product. Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  29. i have a 1990 Ford Bronco 5.0 it overheated and started blowing a lot of white smoke and shaking pretty bad. will your product work on those symptoms

      1. Albert-

        Yes, your Bronco would require two 16 ounce BlueDevil Pour N Go bottles based on the cooling capacity. You do not need to flush the system or remove the thermostat when applying the BlueDevil Pour N Go Head Gasket Sealer.

        Thank You!

        -BDP

    1. Albert-

      Yes, as long as the Bronco is able to idle for a full 50 minute period without stalling out or overheating then you have a great chance at the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer working properly.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  30. I have a 2004 ford crown victoria police interceptor. Pressure builds up in cooling system and can see bubbles in reservoir. Has faint light colored smoke from exhaust but it does not run hot. Cylinders 2 & 5 have a miss but coils, plugs, and injectors are all firing. Was told head gasket is seeping allowing pressure from cylinder to escape before detonation. Am I a prime candidate for blue devil? Have sweet smell from exhaust. Will these symptoms cause it to have misfire? Do you think blue devil is answer?X

    1. Kenneth-

      Yes, it sounds like you would be a good candidate for the product.

      Based on your description, it sounds like your vehicle may be getting combustion/exhaust gases blowing into the cooling system and creating pressure. To give yourself the best overall chance of BlueDevil working successfully, in addition to the directions, you should remove the spark plug from the cylinder with the leak; this will be the spark plug from the cylinder with a low compression reading. If you are not sure which one that is, you may pull all of the spark plugs and will sometimes notice one will have a white-crystal-like substance on it and/or may look dirty; this is the plug you should pull. Leave that plug out for the 50 minute idle in order to relieve the pressure from building up and thus allowing the product to seal properly.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  31. IV been looking @ur product called blue devil pro I was wondering if it would work on a desile semi truck I’m loosing anti frezz & if I can be used do I have to remove my thermal stat

    1. Miguel-

      Yes, it will work in a diesel semi truck; we have used it successfully on them in the past. You will need to add three 32 ounce bottles to treat a cooling capacity of that size. Teh thermostat should be removed and left out for the BlueDevil process.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  32. I have 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid . Since the Hybrid runs on both gas and battery , how should i apply the BlueDevil . It is a very small leak because i just notice that the antifreeze is always missing and there is nowhere a leak to be seen . Which of your product do you recommend me to use BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer or BlueDevil Pour N Go Head Gasket Sealer. And can you please give me some instruction on how do i use it on Hybrid

    1. Eddie-

      Yes, you can definitely still use the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer in your Prius. Due to the small cooling system you will only need to add about 8 ounces of the product.

      You may use either Head Gasket Sealer but we recommend removing the thermostat with the use of either one due to the small cooling system; this will help ensure free-flow through the cooling system.

      Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  33. I just bought a 1994 cadillac deville from my old school teacher for $350 the thing is that it has a blown head gasket now I have no idea about any of that kind of stuff but I’m curious as far as what it would costs to repair it or if this product would help any

    1. Andy-

      Yes, we recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. It can be purchased through many local parts retailers such as AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto, NAPA, etc. The product retails for about $64.00 and is made specifically to repair blown head gaskets.

      Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 with any questions.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  34. I have a 74 Ford 390 i noticed milky white oil pouring out of the bottom of the head on drivers side and its a lot also noticed the milky white oil on dipstick I know this is cause of blown head gasket. Will your product solve the leaking head gasket? Remember it is running steady out of joint of head and block where gasket is

    1. T Durham-

      The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will stop the water/antifreeze from entering the engine oil and being lost elsewhere. For best results we recommend changing the engine oil before and after the BlueDevil process.

      If you are also losing oil from the block or the head gasket this will not have an effect on oil loss.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  35. I have a 2004 Dodge SX, 186,000 km, when I had the oil changed recently, they told me that there was hardly any coolant left. This had never happened before, and I have the oil changed right on time. After the oil change and the new coolant added, I have noticed that when I park the car after driving less than 10 km it will leave a puddle of coolant on the ground. I have taken it to a garage and they did a pressure test and now they say that it needs a new gasket. Would your product solve this issue?

    1. Doris-

      AS long as your vehicle can maintain a 50 minute idle without overheating or stalling out, and your not losing more than about 1 quart of coolant/water during that 50 minutes, then you would be a good candidate for the product. Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  36. I have a 96 mustang 3.8 V6. I replaced my radiator, spark plugs, spark plug wires and I got an oil change and did the coolant stuff. But there’s still white smoke. If I’ve already did all the other parts, would it be expensive to only replace my head gasket now. I replaced the other things just yesterday.

    1. Loui,

      Thanks for your question about your Mustang. If you’re sure you’ve got a blown head gasket make sure you try BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/head-gasket-sealer-38386/) to seal the leak. On your vehicle, the 32oz bottle should be enough to seal your leak. To answer your question, it wouldn’t be terribly expensive to replace the head gaskets on your Mustang if you did the work yourself. You should be able to get a gasket set for less than you paid for all the parts you’ve already put into the car, but it will be hours of work, require a few special tools and you may find more damage once you get the heads off which could incur machining costs as well.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  37. I have a 2004 Nissan Sentra spec v that has been having random cylinder misfires for a long while now that I suspect might be due to the head gasket. Would you recommend your product?

    1. Steve-

      Please give us a call at 888-863-0426 so that we may discuss your vehicle and its current symptoms. This will give us a better idea as to whether or not one of our BlueDevil Products would be a good option for your Nissan.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  38. I have a 2004 Kia Sedona that leaks oil from the head am I able to seal it with the bluedevil ? And how much bluedevil will I needs?

    1. Nancy-

      Unfortunately, we do not manufacture any products that are intended to work for head gaskets leaking oil; the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is specifically intended to stop coolant leaks.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  39. I own a 2000 Buick lesabre just flushed out radiator changed sosrks and plugs changed oil its still running hot and now there’s white smoke coming from the tailpipe would I be a good candidate for your product

    1. Latisha-

      Thank you for asking about your Buick Lesabre. As long as your vehicle can idle for the full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out, and you’re not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant, then you would be a good candidate for the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Melvin-

      The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will seal during the 50 minute idle. The product only reacts to heat once, so it is only active during the initial idle period. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

        1. Michael-

          In order to get the benefit of the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer, the vehicle would need to be able to idle for a full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out. If your vehicle is unable to do so, unfortunately, we would not recommend using the product in your case.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  40. I have a 1998 ford Taurus. I drive 2hours 15 minutes to work everyday. couple of weeks ago I noticed my temperature @ the warning sign, I pulled over, popped the hood and noticed that the coolant was pouring out from the reservoir cap. I allowed the engine to cool down, I open the reservoir and found it totally empty. I put coolant into it, started the car, allowed it to idle for while and noticed that the temperature was normal before driving off. But few days ago I started noticing my temperature gauge go above normal whenever am stocked in traffic. Although it does not get to the red line, and the coolant in reservoir has been turning out short after driving two and half hours to and fro from work. And I have also started to notice coolant spill on my motor block. I took the car to the mechanic for coolant flush and oil change, because I felt there could be a clog in the cooling channel, but instead the mechanic told me it will be a waste of money, that my head gasket is going bad. And the only resolve is to replace my head gasket. Please, I need your professional advice on what to do. Thanks.

    1. Charles,

      Thanks for your question about your Ford Taurus. Based on the symptoms you’re having it does sound like you have a bad head gasket. Many auto parts stores sell a chemical test kit that will test for exhaust gas chemicals in your coolant to positively verify a blown head gasket. In your case, it sounds like you still have a small leak so we would recommend using BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/pour-n-go-head-gasket-sealer-00209/) to seal your leak and keep your car from overheating.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  41. I bought the blue devil sealant from autozone but I have used it.

    My car wont crank up, and Im still screwed? If I wait a couple of days will the car start again so I can drain out the coolant/water and insert the blue devil?

    1. Alfred-

      In order to get the benefit of the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer, your vehicle would need to be able to idle for a full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out, and you shouldn’t be losing more than about a quart of water/coolant in that 50 minutes. If you can meet those basic requirements, then you would be able to use the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  42. I just bought a 2008 mazda cr7 and I was sitting with my car in park and noticed white smoke coming from the exhaust. There is no smoke when I am driving though. My car is not overheating …could this problem be a blown head gasket? Please email me and let me know. (Also i took my car in right before buying it for a complete inspection…could they have missed this??)

    1. Jessica-

      White smoke coming from the exhaust pipe is a tell-tale sign of a blown head gasket. Based on your description, it sounds like you have caught this in the early stages, which will give you a better chance of solving the issue. We recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer to help seal the leak in your Mazda CR7.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  43. ok…. so to start out with can a belt cause a blown head gasket and if it can will bluedevil fix the issue. its a 4.9 300 straight 6. i watched tons of videos one youtube and they all have great things to say about bluedevil just wonder if ill have the same effect.

    1. Justin-

      Based on your description, we do not have enough information to recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer in this instance. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the vehicle’s symptoms and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  44. I have a 1999 suburban 1500 5.9 engine it was running hot but the mechanic came out to look at it. After he checked and got the smoking to stop water started coming from the tailpipe every time he would press the gas he thinks the head gaskets are blown could this product help repair?

    1. Cierra-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would be able to stop the leak in your Chevy Suburban. As long as the vehicle can idle for a full 50 minutes without overheating or stalling out, and you are not losing more than about a quart of coolant, you should be able to see some great results from the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  45. Have a 2005 cadallic. Was told I have a blown head gasket. Do have the white smoke from both exhusta and smells like antifreeze. Nowater in the oil. Repair cost 3500.00. Ouch! Need advice. Thanks. It is a Seville model.

    1. Deborah-

      We recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer ( 32 oz yellow label) for your Cadillac. As long as the vehicle can idle for 50 minutes without overheating or stalling out, and you are not losing more than about a quart of coolant/water during that 50 minutes, you should be able to see some great results.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  46. I have a 2004 Chevy impala. Think I may have a blown head gasket. How sure is it that blue devil seal n go will work? How long will it hold over til I have to replace it.

    1. Tracy-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Impala. Overall, the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer carries a success rate of a little over 90%. As long as the vehicle can idle for 50 minutes without overheating or stalling out, and you are not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant during that 50 minutes, you should be able to see some good results. Once the product seals, it would create a permanent seal.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  47. I have a 93 BMW 525I. I was told I have a blown head gasket. My car over heats spratically. No oil/ water mix and the levels stay consistent. Do I need to pull the thermostat and which, and how many Blue Devil(s) would I need. Thx.

    1. Chase-

      You may use either BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. The “Pour N Go” (16 oz./white label) is a less concentrated formula that does not require the removal of the thermostat or a flush of the cooling system prior to use. Whereas the “Mechanic Approved” (32 oz./yellow label) requires both the removal of thermostat and a flush before applying the product; the 32 ounce is the more concentrated formula.
      The product with the yellow label will give you best overall results as long as you can remove the thermostat and flush the system prior to use. However, if the thermostat is difficult to remove or you would rather not then you can always use the “Pour N Go”. With the use of either product, be sure to follow the guidelines for the proper amount to use. Based on your capacity, you will be using 16 ounces either way.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  48. GREAT stuff. 1995 Mercedes Benz c220 . I had milky oil and steam/ water from pipe. Followed instruction.
    It worked the 2nd day.
    Changed oil and filter.
    A week already passed and no steam, no overheating and no milky oil.
    THANK YOU. Great product. Worth every penny. I hope it is going to less.

    NOTE: i hear some clicking noise from the water pump. I recently changed it so it is new. Not sure if it is related.

  49. I have a 2000 honda civic dx with 235,000 km and noticed that every few days when I remove the radiator cap that I cannot see coolant. I see metal. At the same time there is coolant in the plastic reservoir. Ech time I would pour Honda coolant into the radiator to cover the metal . In passing, I mentioned this to my mechanic and he said it could be a sign of a blown head gasket. Any thoughts on this? Apart from replacing the car…is there a way to locate the problem and repair at reasonable cost ?

    1. Bruce-

      Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. As long as the vehicle can idle for a full 50 minutes without overheating or stalling out, and you are not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant during that 50 minutes, you should be able to see some good results.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  50. I have a 93 Chevy Silverado that popped and blew steam out of the passenger side back part of motor & blew oil dipstick out, do you think this is a blown head gasket & will Blue Devil Head Gasket sealer fix this.
    Thanks!

    1. Casey-

      This is most likely caused by blow-by. However, we recommend that you first check and make sure that the oil level is not above the full mark. If it appears the oil level is good then you should have the PCV valves inspected and potentially replaced.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  51. My cooling water has the smell of exhaust which is a sign of blown head gaskets according to many websites. Do you have a product that adresses this problem?

    1. Hendrik-

      You may first want to confirm that exhaust or combustion gases are present in the cooling system by using a “Block Dye Tester”.

      We do recommend using BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer for your Ford truck.

      If you confirm that combustion/exhaust gases are getting into the cooling system then we recommend using BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer (http://store.gobdp.com/head-gasket-sealer-38386/). To give yourself the best overall chance of BlueDevil working successfully, in addition to the directions, you should remove the spark plug from the cylinder with the leak; this will be the spark plug from the cylinder with the low compression reading. If you are not sure which one that is, you may pull all of the spark plugs and will notice one will have a white-crystal-like substance on it and/or may look dirty; this is the plug you should pull. Leave that plug out for the 50 minute idle in order to relieve the pressure from building up and thus allowing the product to seal properly. Be sure to follow the guidelines for the proper amount to use based on the size of your cooling system.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  52. 2005 mustang gt with a procharger supercharger. Never overheated + didn’t notice any smoke . Maybe a little loss in power. What I did have was white goop in the oil cap. Maybe a little loss of antifreeze. I put pour and go in 16 0z. and the white goop went to think milky substance . I added a 2nd bottle. Is that ok or will that mess up the thermostat

    1. Carl-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Mustang GT. Based on your description, we would have recommended changing the oil before and after the BlueDevil process. If you had noticed improvement after the first application but, still had somewhat of a leak, a second application would have been recommended to you as well. As long as you are following the procedures and using the product as intended, you would not have any issues with messing up the thermostat. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Nick-

      Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better idea of what is happening with your Ford F150 and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  53. I have 2003 Mazda that burns oil somewhere. There aren’t any oil spots and there isn’t smoke coming out from anywhere but I’m constantly putting oil in 2 times a week. Will this help. Can it make the problem worse?

    1. Jill-

      Thank you for asking about your Mazda. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a product to deal with oil consumption coming from the Head Gasket. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is only intended for water/coolant leaks. A hard part repair may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  54. The other day i went in to get a code check on my 2000 monte carlo. I was told it was the Intake manifold gasket that needed to be replaced. I was wondering if Blue Devil made a product that could help me. Thank you!

    1. Ethan-

      Thank you for asking about your Monte Carlo. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is intended for water/coolant leaks. If that is the symptom the vehicle is having and you are not losing water/coolant too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the product. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  55. I have a 2000 Chevy Impala with a possible cracked head gasket. It is a V6 engine and white smoke is coming from the top wer the you put the motor oil. Can i use the Blue Devil sealant to fix my cracked head gasket?

    1. Shay-

      Yes, we recommend using BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer to seal the leaking head gasket on your Impala.

      Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  56. I have a 2003 Buick LeSabre that is running hot after driving about 6 miles or while stopped in traffic or at a red light. It was suggested that I turn on the heater to 90 degrees and or turn on the recirculation fans. This seemed to help. All of this started after I hit a raised manhole cover and the upper radiator hose came loose. I am pouring in about a 1/4 cup antifreeze before driving everyday. No sign of leak in driveway. I was told that because I drove without antifreeze that the head gasket was blown and that it would cost about $1,600.00 to replace. Doesn’t seem to be any water in oil or white smoke from exhaust. Not sure if car can idle for 50 minutes before overheating without the re circulation fans or heater turned on. Will product work in this situation?

    1. Hellene-

      Thank you for asking about your Buick LeSabre. Unfortunately, based on your description, the head gasket may be a little too far gone for the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer to be effective in this situation. In order to get the benefit of the product, the vehicle would need to be able to idle for a full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  57. I have a 2005 didge caravan. Was told I have a blown head gasket. I have already replaced the oil it was extremely dark but not milky. The only symptoms I have are a knocking sound from what I presume is a loose rod, and the antifreeze disappears rather quickly with no noticeable leaks. Should I try your product? And where should I put it? In the engine or the the antifreeze? Thanks

  58. !998 Mercedes e320. Added coolant every week . Milky engine oil and emitting white smoke. Sign of blown head gasket. How many ounce of blue devil do I need. Will it seal .. thanks

    1. Peter-

      Thank you for asking about your Mercedes Benz E320. You will be using 16 oz of the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer for your vehicle. Also, because water/coolant is getting into the engine oil, we recommend changing your oil before and after the BlueDevil process. Feel free to contact our technical support team at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  59. I have an ’88 Toyota Wonderwagon with the 4 cyl. engine that blew it’s head gasket something fierce. Will putting this product in the cooling system fix the problem so I can drive it again without it overheating and smoking? Or will it need the more expensive repairs?

    1. August-

      If your vehicle is able to idle for a 50 minute period without stalling out or overheating and will not lose more than about 1 quart of water/coolant during that time period then there is a good chance that BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would be able to work for you.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  60. Tim-

    Please contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the extent of your head gasket issues. This will help us determine whether or not the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would be recommended for your Jaguar.

    Thank you!

    -BDP

    1. Have 2003 automatic v6 mustang had oil change tech noticed oil in overflow tank of my reservoir for antifreeze flushed antifreeze no overheating but mechanic says it’s gasket. Will your product work

      1. Heidi-

        Unfortunately, we do not manufacture any products that are designed to stop oil from entering the cooling system. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer will work to stop coolant loss such as coolant leaking into the oil but would have no effect on oil loss.

        All the Best!

        -BDP

  61. My 1991 Ford Ranger, 2.3L, is leaking oil. Looks like it may be coming from the gasket between the engine and transmission. But then I also saw a small leak coming from the back end of the head. Would your ‘Oil Stop Leak’ product help seal the leaks ?
    Thanks

    1. Michael-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Ranger. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is only intended for water/coolant leaks. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a product intended for stopping oil leaks from the head gasket. A hard part repair may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  62. I have a question. I’m having my Cylinder Head replaced on my Honda Accord. I was told to get a Cylinder Head and a Head Gasket Set. I think I may also have a blown head gasket would fixing the Cylinder Head require the Head Gasket to be fixed? Will the gaskets in the set be used to replaced Blown Head Gaskets?

    1. The Man,

      Thanks for your question about your Honda Accord. If you’re having the head replaced we would definitely recommend replacing the head gasket as well. The new head will need a new gasket to make a good seal. If you get a new head and head gasket it should fix a blown head gasket you previously had as long as the deck of your engine block is still in good condition. You may consider having the mechanic doing the work check the engine block for flatness before installing the new head and head gasket.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  63. I have a 2005 Nissan Altima, we’ve replaced the radiator, water pump and thermostats, still runs hot. Also have oil in spark plug, it stales out, my oil is a little milky looking but not bad, pretty sure it’s a cracked head. What should I use?

  64. i have 02 dodge ram 1500 blown head gasket, I have drain the oil and water,ok to pour in the blue devil do i need to put in the oil before i start the engine. thx robt.

    1. Robert-

      Yes, you should start with fresh engine oil in the system when running BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. You should also change the engine oil after the BlueDevil process to ensure best results.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  65. i have a 2001 chrysler 300 M with blown head gasket will Blue Devil work for me car is overheating everytime I drive it

    1. Karen-

      It really depends how quickly the vehicle is overheating. Please contact us at 888-863-0426 so that we may discuss all of the symptoms you have seen. Based on everything you have seen we may be able to offer some additional suggestions on using one of our BlueDevil Products.

      We can be reached Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  66. I have a 01 F150 4.6. Burning alot of oil, no visible leaks, doesn’t lose coolant. Doesn’t overheat and oil pressure good. Just did tuneup, oil change, and replaced the pvc valve. Still has alot of white smoke on cold start-up only. Doesn’t seem to have the power it should going uphill. What should be my next step? Would one or both (head gasket and/or oil stop leak) help or stop issue?

    1. Heather-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford F-150. Based on your description, it doesn’t necessarily sound like you have a head gasket leak. We recommend having the vehicle looked at by a certified ASE mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Ginny-

      If you are able to get the engine to idle for a continuous 50 minute period then you are able to use BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. Many hybrid vehicles will not idle for a long period of time as the engine often shuts off and runs electrically. If this is the case with your Prius then we would not recommend using BlueDevil.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  67. I have a 2003 Subaru Forester that has a blown head gasket according to my mechanic and is leaking coolant and oil into the engine. It is causing the Check Engine light to be on and it won’t pass the CA smog test. Will using your product be able to fix the leak, fix the engine light error and allow the car to pass smog?

    1. Brian-

      Thank you for asking about your Subaru Forester. Just to clarify, the head gasket is leaking both coolant and oil? The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is only intended for water/coolant leaks. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a product for oil loss from the head gasket. A hard part repair may be your best option. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any questions or any further clarification.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  68. My 2005 V6 Touareg needs a water pump but was driven and head gasket was damaged. Still runs but very rough. It leaks of course. But do I need to replace the water pump BEFORE I use the Blue Devil in the cooling system?

    1. Ernie-

      Thank you for asking about your VW Touareg. Yes, you would need to replace your water pump before using BlueDevil. Proper circulation in the cooling system is very important in performing the process and will ensure the product can work properly.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  69. I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 5.7L with a potentially blown head gasket. I was curious as to if either of your products would be of help to it. The issue with my truck is that I can not get it to run continuously for longer than maybe 5-10 seconds. I’m going to try and run a compression test tonight or tomorrow to define whether or not it is the gasket, and if so between which cylinders.

    1. Billy-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Ram. In order to have success with the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer, the vehicle would need to be able to idle for a full 50 minutes, without overheating or stalling out. If the vehicle is unable to do so, unfortunately, it may mean that the leak or symptoms the vehicle is having are a little too extreme for the product. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  70. Hi there,

    Happened across this site when searching for general instructions on how to replace a head gasket. I have a 1992 Mazda B2600i 2WD (rear wheel) pickup. My particular leak apparently doesn’t mix with the oil – just burns in one cylinder (plug looks wet and ‘clean’) sending white smoke out the exhaust when cold outside (no visible exhaust on warm days). This has gone on for a couple years. I attempted to repair the leak using BarsLeaks but now things are worse – before the heater functioned, now after treatment its inadequate and I even had to remove the thermostat to prevent overheating after driving it just a few miles. I have to feed it antifreeze before going on a trip. On relatively short trips after parking I notice antifreeze leaking from the intake manifold side of the engine but can’t spot specifically the leak location. On longer trips any leaking apparently stops. Illogical enough symptoms so far?

    I tried to reverse the BarsLeaks treatment by flushing the engine using IronTite which is supposed to largely remove the product from the system (well ok maybe). That had no effect, same symptoms persist. So then, what do you think the odds are that your product(s) (which one is recommended?) will work? I’ve pretty much resigned myself to a head gasket replacement but if you think your product is worth trying as a last resort before I do that, please advise.

    Forgot to mention, the Haines manual for my truck (the 1992 Mazda B2600i) indicates that even one overheating event will likely result in a warped head. So maybe I’ll have to replace the gasket in any case since there’ve been several overheating events, though in every event I’ve tried to take action to stop engine operation before the temperature gage has passed from the top of the normal range into the excessive heat range.

    And one more question: BarsLeaks formula (far as I’m aware) consists of ceramic microfibers and copper particles. It not only didn’t work, but it apparently made things worse. How is your product different?
    Thank you,
    Bill

    1. Bill-

      Thank you for asking about your Mazda B2600i. As long as the vehicle will maintain idle for a full 50 minutes, and you are not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant during that 50 minutes, you would be a great candidate for the product.
      It sounds like your Mazda may be getting combustion/exhaust gases blowing into the cooling system and creating pressure. To give yourself the best overall chance of BlueDevil working successfully, in addition to the directions, you should remove the spark plug from the cylinder with the leak; this will be the spark plug from the cylinder with the low compression reading. If you are not sure which one that is, you may pull all of the spark plugs and will notice one will have a white-crystal-like substance on it and/or may look dirty; this is the plug you should pull. Leave that plug out for the 50 minute idle in order to relieve the pressure from building up and thus allowing the product to seal properly.
      BlueDevil does not contain any solid or particulate matter, so it will not clog or harm your engine. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  71. I am purchasing a 2000 Cad Eldorado they say it has a blown head gasket
    can I drive the car like that say to bring it home 1500 to 200 miles possibly 2 and 1/2 hrs

    will a car run with a blown head gasket

    is it less expensive to change the whole engine from my other 2000 Cadilliac
    than getting the head gasket repaired or just use your blue devil product before my trip home
    after the purchase.
    thank you

    1. Antonio-

      Thank you for asking about your Cadillac Eldorado. As long as you are not losing water/coolant too quickly, and the vehicle will maintain idle for a full 50 minutes, you would be a great candidate for the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer, found here on our website: http://store.gobdp.com/head-gasket-sealer-38386/. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      -BDP

  72. Will this product work on a 2003 Land Rover Discovery 4.6 V8 Its lived up to its reputation for a blown head gasket(s) but, it made it to 144,000

    1. Scott-

      Thank you for asking about your Land Rover Discovery. As long as the vehicle will maintain idle for a full 50 minutes, and you are not losing more than about a quart of water/coolant during that 50 minutes, you would be a great candidate for the product. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  73. Hello, i have a mazda B3000 truck I noticed that the antifreeze smell like fuel and bubbles in the res tank ,I was hoping to used blue devil for this problem.

    1. Joe-

      Thank you for asking about your Mazda B3000. Based on your symptoms we recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer.  It sounds like your Honda may be getting combustion/exhaust gases blowing into the cooling system and creating pressure.  To give yourself the best overall chance of BlueDevil working successfully, in addition to the directions, you should remove the spark plug from the cylinder with the leak; this will be the spark plug from the cylinder with the low compression reading.  If you are not sure which one that is, you may pull all of the spark plugs and will notice one will have a white-crystal-like substance on it and/or may look dirty; this is the plug you should pull.  Leave that plug out for the 50 minute idle in order to relieve the pressure from building up and thus allowing the product to seal properly.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  74. I have a 2003 Ford Explorer that started emitting white smoke on exhaust pipe on startup and when accelerating from a stop position. Coolant going low after about a week or two, milky guck on oil cap noticed the other day. I haven’t driven the truck eversince thinking I would do more damage to the engine. Engine hasn’t overheated yet and oilchange was done about a week ago. Which product do you recommend me to use. Thanks

  75. Long term, how does BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer effect other components of the cooling system, such as the radiator and the heater core? Some products end up “coating or clogging” those items, which can be very expensive to repair or replace.

    1. Bob-

      No, the product does not continue to harden over time; it only reacts during 1 heat cycle. During the initial idle BlueDevil reacts to temperature differential at the leak point to form a chemical weld. Therefore the product does not coat your entire cooling system or cause restriction of flow or clogging.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  76. I did it. Unfortunately it stalled a little past half way through the idling sequence but its running much better now and starts right up and idles fine. Little or no smoke. Did two oil changes and one flush of the cooling system. An ex mechanic helped me with it but said it only lasts about six months. Recommends I do it again coming up on that amount of time.

    1. Mike-

      Once the product seals, it would be a permanent seal. There would be no need to re-use the product if you are not losing water/coolant. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

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