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Author Topic: Blown head gasket - 2001 TDI 115 6 speed Alhambra - Steel Seal?  (Read 830 times)

Offline Oceanlord8

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  • Model: Alhambra Mk2
  • Spec: 01 TDI 115 6 speed
  • First Name: Geoffrey
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Blown head gasket - 2001 TDI 115 6 speed Alhambra - Steel Seal?
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:32:18 PM »
Has anyone used Steel Seal to cure a blown head gasket?
This is my first post.
The blown gasket is my own diagnosis based on coolant loss and the fact that the system is pressurised after a few minutes running.
Advice welcomed

Offline marcushamblin1976

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  • Model: Sharan Mk2
  • Spec: 2003 tdi 115 pd
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  • Region: East Anglia
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Re: Blown head gasket - 2001 TDI 115 6 speed Alhambra - Steel Seal?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 01:20:28 PM »
Try it . It most probably wont work though. The 115s tend to suffer a lot of head gasket failures. I use the 150 bhp head bolts on head gasket replacements as they have a higher rating. 

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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Blown head gasket - 2001 TDI 115 6 speed Alhambra - Steel Seal?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 06:26:15 PM »
Common problem caused by the heating and cooling cycles and head bolts unable to maintain head to block pressure.
Save your money the steel seal will not work,needs head off,head gasket set,timing belt kit and 150hp bolts.

 

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