Tool Review: Solv-Tec K-Seal sealant

April 11, 2011

Solv-Tec's K-Seal selant makes permanent repairs to cooling systems on all types of vehicles. The unique ceramic/copper formula mixes with all types of antifreeze; just shake the bottle and add the contents to the engine coolant in any gas or diesel engine. K-Seal will stop most leaks in the block, head, radiator, heater matrix, freeze plugs and the head gasket. One 8 oz. bottle treats cooling systems up to 20 quarts.

The review

Technician Tom Karagianis of Tarkus Complete Automotive Service in Milwaukee, Wis. tested the Solv-Tec K-Seal sealant, and liked the results.

Tom says they used the formula to complete small leak repairs in some vehicles he was working on.

“It cures small leaks,” says Tom. Users should use more K-Seal to seal a larger leak.

“We did have a small head gasket leak in an Oldsmobile, and it cured it,” he says. “A small leak in the radiator, and it cured it.”

Tom says the product was very easy to use, and offers just one suggestion: Shake well.

“If you don't shake it a lot, don't pour it, because it'll lump up.”

Overall, Tom found K-Seal to be a useful addition to his line of products and said he would stock K-Seal for everyday use in his shop.

“If you have more, I'll take it,” he says. “That's how much I like it.”

About the Author

Erica Schueller | Editorial Director | Commercial Vehicle Group

Erica Schueller is the Editorial Director of the Endeavor Commercial Vehicle Group. The commercial vehicle group includes the following brands: American Trucker, Bulk Transporter, Fleet Maintenance, FleetOwner, Refrigerated Transporter, and Trailer/Body Builders brands.

An award-winning journalist, Schueller has reported and written about the vehicle maintenance and repair industry her entire career. She has received accolades for her reporting and editing in the commercial and automotive vehicle fields by the Truck Writers of North America (TWNA), the International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC), the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Azbee Awards.

Schueller has received recognition among her publishing industry peers as a recipient of the 2014 Folio Top Women in Media Rising Stars award, acknowledging her accomplishments of digital content management and assistance with improving the print and digital products in the Vehicle Repair Group. She was also named one Women in Trucking’s 2018 Top Women in Transportation to Watch.

She is an active member of a number of industry groups, including the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC),  the Auto Care Association's Young Auto Care Networking Group, GenNext, and Women in Trucking.

In December 2018, Schueller graduated at the top of her class from the Waukesha County Technical College's 10-week professional truck driving program, earning her Class A commercial driver's license (CDL).  

She has worked in the vehicle repair and maintenance industry since 2008.

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