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Old 01-24-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question Auto Rx Product for Leaking Cam Seals/Engine Cleaning???

Ok, I have been reading about this product and it really seems to make alot of sence. Will it work? There are alot of people on the forum stating that this works 100%. Check out the forum...

It is called AutoRx. It can be found here:http://www.auto-rx.com/

I guess for under $25.00 it is worth a try for those leaky seals and engine sludge? Well, a bit more for continued applications..

What do you think?
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Old 01-24-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
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Opps, forgot about this link on the page. Check out the proof:

http://www.auto-rx.com/pages/pov.htm
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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"If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

Nuff said. But, if you want to try it and give us a report, by all means try it.
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
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Well, looks like I ordered it.. I will let you know how the process goes. I have my cam seals leaking really bad, so if it cures it, that will be a miracle..
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:30 AM   #5
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usually if you have leaking seals, running a cleaner through will make it worse.

auto-rx is supposedly a good cleaner, I just don't know if/how much good it'd be for stopping oil leaks.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:31 AM   #6
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Looking at some of those testimonials, switching to dino oil from synthetic will fix a lot of leaks, because dino makes the seals swell up again.

Just a thought......
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:39 PM   #7
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For me this seems like your trying to fix your car with duct-tape.. but hey.. try it and give us report..
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Old 01-26-2004, 04:17 PM   #8
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What Leg777 and sybir said. A cleaner is usually gonna make the leak worse as is synthetic vs natural oil.

I have replaced the crank seal in each of my subarus. I dont see an easy remedy(or a hard one for that matter) to the prob. The seal itself has some pretty good engineering it just seems to shrink and then begins to leak.

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Edit: just thought about the other post in this forum suggesting the crank seal leak was due to a drain hole being inadequate and creating a localized high oil pressure which led to the crank seal failure. I suppose if this were the case in question, a cleaner could equal less or no leaks.

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Old 01-26-2004, 04:28 PM   #9
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Here's the post I was referring to:

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Originally posted by joemamad
I had to replace 2 crank seals on my '97 2.5DOHC phase I engine. The third time I combined this with a head gasket job (that's a whole other story). At that time I removed to oil pump and permenently fixed the problem. It seems there is a "drain hole" in the oil pump between the outer pump housing and the outer crank seal. Yhis drain allows oil that is carried along the cranshaft to drain back into the pump. This hole is too small to effectively drain the amount of oil in this small area and as a result preasure builds and blows the seal.

I very carefully drilled out this passage to a larger diameter maybe plus .5mm. You must drill the passage from both sides as it is not straight. Like I said I've been through 3 oil seals and this last one has not leaked at all in 45,000 miles. it seems I've fixed the problem.
I will be looking for this the next time I have to replace a crank seal.

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Old 01-27-2004, 03:43 PM   #10
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You know what, all these so called magic potions usually cause more problems than they cure, like blocked inner oil galleries in the engine for one, think about it, if it were really that easy do you think anybody would be stripping engines to replace seals?NOT!

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