Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: 300TE 4-Matic 300GD
Location: Oslo Norway
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RE: to use 'stop leak' or not to
I covered the Bar's Leak in the other post.
When it comes to lube oil, I don't know. There are some products out there. I have not investigated very much on the subject.
But, being the tower guy, I sometimes have to make decisions for other people. If someone is passing by, with 300 kilometers to go and oil leaking, I do have a solution. IF, the customer want's to go for it.
The first time I encountered this product, was when I pulled in a Scania truck with a HUGE servo leak. When I added ATF to see what gave, it just squirted out right away. I couldn't even see where it leaked because it was covered all over with ATF. Well, the fortified Scania mechanic filled the reservoir half full, and added a bottle of Omega 917. Started up, and most of it came out, but not all. The leak was getting smaller and smaller. I couldn't believe my own eyes, and the customer left the premises before me.
The Scania customer initially denied the mech to pour it in, maybe thinking this was a temporary fix. But the mech said that it was an official Scania leak fix. There was no need to redo anything, as long as the leak didn't come back. I think the estimated pick up time repairing the old fashioned way helped him decide.
I haven't used it much, and mostly in an emergency. I did stop some small oil leaks in my Bluegold, but I don't offer it to my regular customers. I see that other dealers than Scania offer it for sale in their system, so I'm not sure how harmful it can be.
If the leak is between oil and water, there is nothing I know of that will fix it. The 917 needs oxygen to harden and swell. You can check out this web link, if you like.
I think I would ask some technical expert in the MB import system for advice, rather than a mechanic, or your dealer.
Hope this helps.