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Old 03-29-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Roll Eyes "Bars Leaks" :What will stop an oil leak?

Have a small,annoying motor oil leak from the pan where you can't see it under the exhaust pipe and cast aluminum engine/tranny brace.
Saw something called Bars Leaks additive.Is there one that could cap off this leak.I have no desire to work on an oil pan while laying on my back.......
Anyone try one of these and find one that works to stop leaks safely?

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Old 03-29-2003, 08:57 PM   #2
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Doubtful...

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Old 03-29-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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The seal on the oil pan on "S" series Saturn engines is nothing more than a factory version of "Form a gasket". "Dump and pray" chemical additives such as Barsleaks "oil stop leak" are designed to "swell" CONVENTIONAL seals and gaskets and will have NO effect on the oil pan sealer, if indeed that is what is leaking. It "can" also clog lifters, restrict the oil galleries and oil pump pick up (not good). Fix it right or keep it topped up.

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Old 03-29-2003, 10:55 PM   #4
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Sounded to good to be true!It WAS fixed properly,under warrentee by the dealer at 30,000mi in 11/99.At 57,000mi,it's now leaking again.Nice job,chaps!

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Old 03-30-2003, 12:02 AM   #5
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Many "warranty" repairs (on non-"wear" parts) performed at the dealer ARE covered for the life of the car (parts and labor) if performed at a dealership...you might want to check. If the leak reappeared in the same spot, for the same reason, the repair could very well be free...worth looking into anyway.

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Old 03-30-2003, 12:12 AM   #6
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I'm the second owner of the car,bought it used.I don't have the reciept for the job,but it's on the vehicle service history printout they gave me.

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Old 03-30-2003, 12:56 AM   #7
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Worth a shot anyway..who knows...Oh and FYI: Although far from "fun", dropping the pan to reseal it is not really all that hard...Just say a little prayer that it's not the rear mainseal on the crankshaft, the ENGINE has to come out for that one!

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Old 03-30-2003, 09:24 AM   #8
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It looked to me like you have to remove the crank pully to get those two small bolts out on the right side of the pan,yuk!
The oil IS coming from the left side.

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Old 03-30-2003, 06:49 PM   #9
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Warranty repairs are covered for the same 12/12 warranty any other repair is...unless the vehicle's factory warranty hasn't expired yet, then it would be covered till the end of that. Goodwrench Service Plus offers lifetime warranties on repairs, but not Saturn. The crank pulley does have to come off to get the 4 bolts along the front of the oil pan. Still a pretty straightforward and simple repair.

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Old 03-30-2003, 07:10 PM   #10
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Anyone care to comment on what I could expect to pay for this to be done at my friendly retailers service department?
Any guess?

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About three hours (3.4?) labour and a tube of Saturn sealer in the parts column.

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