We have found many people whose car’s head gaskets were so bad, that the car won’t even start any more.
The reason is simple. The radiator water leaks through to the combustion chamber and eventually wets the spark plugs so badly, that they can’t fire anymore. Then while the rest of the spark plugs are trying to keep the motor going, the affected ones are building up oil deposits which makes it even worse.
Eventually your motor just konks in. If you haven’t seized it first!
Here’s what to do :
Remove and clean your spark plugs. (They should be dry and slightly white or greyish powdery if they were working well.) Put them back and make sure all the cables are secured properly.
If you can then get the engine started, stop it and put Gasket Magic in the radiator immediately, so that the Gasket Fix can start working. If your motor can’t run long enough (five to ten minutes), so that the Gasket Fix will seal the leaks, try bypassing the thermostat (ok, maybe this is mechanic stuff, but still way easier and cheaper than replacing the head gasket or even skimming your head). Thousand of Rands cheaper!
This will enable Gasket Magic to get to the leaks immediately, without waiting for the motor to warm up.
Instead of bypassing the thermostat – you can also fill the radiator with boiling water.It is often easier to drain the radiator and fill with boiling water than to remove the thermostat.