Bars Leaks Hydraulic fluid leak stop


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Roughridercog
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Bars Leaks Hydraulic fluid leak stop

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I talked to a guy today that said he added some to the dot 4 fluid in his clutch reservoir to stop a leak in his slave cylinder and it worked like a charm.
I am doubtful.
Any of you guys tried it with success?


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Re: Bars Leaks Hydraulic fluid leak stop

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Stop leak has an additive that softens and swells a worn/hard seal, I haven't used any and my two cents says it would be better to replace the seals than to put something other than brake fluid in the system.
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Re: Bars Leaks Hydraulic fluid leak stop

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Roughridercog wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:25 pm I talked to a guy today that said he added some to the dot 4 fluid in his clutch reservoir to stop a leak in his slave cylinder and it worked like a charm.
I am doubtful.
Any of you guys tried it with success?
Also doubtful. It's still glycol based hydraulic fluid, I can't think of anything that would magically stop a leak.
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wondering how many times you get per treatment. while flying down the highway, at 80 mph, nah! it will work at least 1 more time! SPLATTTTT!
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Re: Bars Leaks Hydraulic fluid leak stop

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As a last resort in the middle of nowhere, maybe, and even then I would be hard pressed.

The clutch system on these really is not that complex, and repairs are not all that hard. Just new slave seals is $20 at most, and a few hours work.
Also, if it makes rubber seals swell, what does it do to the rubber hoses?


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