The top radiator hose broke and caused it to run hot.I don't want to purchase a radiator if the sealant is not recommended for short term repair. I can't afford $2000 for a new motor and installtion.
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1999 Volvo V70 Question: I have a 1999 volvo v70 xc with a blown headgasket can I use sealant for repair?
Answer #1goodguy December 11, 2012, 06:28Master
no you cant
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (13242 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper December 11, 2012, 06:44Master
have head gasket repl instead of repl engine.sealer is a wives tail.lol
Answer #3your.mechanic December 11, 2012, 09:52Master
Sealant may be used for short-term repair...
Replytheresabarnes, December 11, 2012, 16:46Rookie
Thanks, cause I only plan to drive it for another 6 months or so then I'll be looking to purchase a 2003 v70.
Answer #4ziptie12 December 12, 2012, 17:06Master
Mechanical failures usually don't fix themselves. Read the label of whatever you get , and keep the number for a tow truck handy. Then if you want reliability with relatively low cost maint. buy a Camry 4Cyl. , easy 300K car IF maintained. Check 'Consumer Reports Used Car Buyers Guide' for more info.