Beat Winter Radiator Leaks With K-Seal
Freezing winter temperatures can be just as harsh on a car’s cooling system as the searing heat of the mid-summer sun.
When the mercury drops below zero and water starts turning to ice, leaks begin to appear from radiators and hoses that have seen better days.
Just as well there is a quick fix to keep vulnerable motorists on the road.
It’s called K-Seal and it’s a relatively inexpensive solution to coolant leaks under the bonnet and, what’s more, it can provide a permanent repair to some other mechanical issues.
Award-winning K-Seal not only fixes leaks in radiators, it will permanently repair leaks in the head, head gasket and block, as well as heater matrix, freeze plug and water pump casing.
K-Seal was introduced to New Zealand a couple of years ago and its local distributor, Griffiths Equipment Ltd, describes it as a one-step leak repairer.
“It’s well proven overseas and K-Seal is proving to be a very popular and reliable leak fixer in the New Zealand market,” says Tim Paterson, National Sales Manager of Griffiths Equipment.
“We’ve been amazed at the effectiveness of K-Seal in stopping what some people may consider serious leaks. It would have to be one of the top items to keep in the boot of the car for emergencies.”
Originally developed in the UK, and now manufactured in the USA, millions of bottles have sold worldwide, and most importantly, K-Seal is trusted by professional mechanics and technicians. It has also won the ‘seal’ of approval from an independent testing authority.
Brighton University tested K-Seal to ensure that it meets the stringent ASTM D3147 standard for Stop-Leak Additives for Engine Coolants.
In its report, the university says the engineering team reported: “The test data shows that K-Seal is capable of sealing 0.025in (0.635mm) diameter holes and 0.010in (0.254mm) wide by 0.5in (12.7mm) long slots satisfactorily when tested in accordance with ASTM D3147, a Standard Test Method for Testing Stop-Leak Additives for Engine Coolants.”
Once the micro-fibres have sealed and fixed the leak, a combination of exposure to an atmosphere, either the external atmosphere or the gases within the combustion chamber, together with the heat within the cooling system and engine, causes the K-Seal formula to cure. This results in an extremely strong and permanent seal, able to withstand even the high pressures from the combustion chamber. This explains how K-Seal is able to repair head gasket failures, even where the cooling system is being over pressurised by exhaust gases entering the system.
Testing also demonstrated that K-Seal sealed leaks in test conditions 100% of the time and that K-Seal could pass through a 0.85mm sieve without clogging or gumming the gaps. This reinforces the claim that K-Seal is safe to use. It’s even impressed UK trade magazine Professional Motor Mechanic enough to be awarded a Top Product prize two years in a row.
Mr Paterson says K-Seal is suitable for use with any water cooled engine including cars, motorbikes, commercial vehicles, heavy plant, agricultural machinery, marine engines and generators.
It’s very simple to use, he adds. “Just shake, pour and go. No need to drain or flush the system and no need to worry about what type of antifreeze or coolant is in the cooling system.”
K-Seal works almost instantly, sealing leaks in seconds, enabling stricken motorists to get back on the road to safety.
K-Seal is available in a single-use pack from automotive retail outlets throughout New Zealand. The standard 236ml pack of K-Seal will treat cooling systems with a capacity of 20 litres (this covers motorbikes to light commercial) and for larger systems the 472ml K-Seal will be required.
For further information contact Tim Paterson, National Sales Manager, Griffiths Equipment Ltd phone (09) 525 4575