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oil leak cure additive?

Does anyone know of an additives that may stop a slow leak? I have a leak at the rear main seal, that only drips once every day or so, but any leak is too much for me, especially at 45K miles. Anyone use any successful products?

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Try Bars Leak. Sold at most automotive stores and I'm pretty sure they have one formulated for mail seal leaks. I have heard good things about it

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I'm pretty sure there is an additive you can buy. I was in advanced auto the other day and saw some stuff but can't remember what it was.

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I woulld not put any stop leak stuff in any thing. Its designed to clog up a hole/leak. Not exactly what you want going through your lubrication or cooling systems.

I would try any of the name brand high mileage oils out there. (quakerstate, valvoline etc. etc.) They have differnt additives in it than regualar oil.

If that fails, replace the seal or live with it. But dont put that 6$ bandaid in a 20k vehicle. It may work or may not but is it worth it??
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Lucas stop leak. No clogging crap, it has a thickiner and an additive to swell silicone and rubber. Definitely not a perm-a-cure, but I have had good luck with it for temp issues.

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Fix the problem, don't put any of that snake oil crap in it.

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Verdict seems to be leave it alone.

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You can add a rear main seal. Should stop the leak completely.
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don't add oil. no oil, no leak.

please dont listen to that. LoL

sounds like either ignore it but keep an eye if it gets worse. replace the rear main seal


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+1 on Lucas stop leak. That stuff is amazing. We put in our oil leaking fork lifts at work. Slows the burn and fix'd the leak.
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don't add oil. no oil, no leak.
I'm liking this line of thought. Better for the environement too. lol
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