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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
142,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. bars head gasket seal (1 reports)
1994 Buick Skylark cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1994 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 162009

Skylark Ohc I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles


Besides the clear coat which is crap, the head gasket blew and would spit coolant into the engine. It would overheat after about 5 minutes. I'm cheap so I went to Autozone and looked around for a solution and I purchased new oil, antifreeze and Bars Head Gasket Seal. I changed the oil and flushed the cooling system. The Bars Seal says to only use half of the bottle, well I put in the whole thing. I changed the oil, added the head gasket seal to the radiator, and topped off the radiator with coolant. I let it idle for about 30 minutes. And by god, I haven't had head gasket problems for 45,000 miles. I just did it again recently because I got a deer antler in my radiator. I drive this old crappy car 100 miles a day and get around 27-28mpg on average. I drive it over some steep hills. Its been a pretty dependable car besides that.

- , Unionville, IN, USA

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