• Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair Makes Marriage Happy Again

    Posted on June 21, 2014 by Jeff Ventura

    We got a LOT of customer emails and testimonials, but this one takes the cake. In it, Richard H. from Memphis, TN talks about how Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair (p/n 4416) made his home happy again afer a mower incident. Here's what Richard writes:

    While in the hospital my wife loaned my new craftsman 20 hp. lawn mower to a friend. After I returned home I started my mower and I almost choked with smoke. I have no idea what she did? I was not happy. I reminded her that I never loan tools to anyone, which she already knew!

    I was replacing plugs and adding oil non stop. I used your product (ring seal) and the smoking stopped, oil remained at the full mark and plugs were not fouled. My lawn mower regained full power and now runs like new. I did not have to spend 2k for a new mower thanks to your product. I am still in shock, every time I check the oil level it is still at the full level. Thanks to "ring seal" I am a happy man again.

    We're happy your're happy, Richard. There's an old southwest Detroit proverb that says, "happy wife, happy home." We think it applies to mowers too.

    Cheers, and thanks for writing us!

  • This Makes Coming Into the Office Awesome

    Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jeff Ventura

    Just received this email from Timothy W., from Traverse City MI. He writes:

    I don't normally do this, but I've found an AMERICAN company whose products actually work, and work WELL!!! So I had to write to thank you for your hard work and integrity in a world filled with automotive charlatans and snake-oil marketing.

    Main seal leak stop saved my tractor. Oil leak stop saved my aging Subaru. Rislone keeps all my engines running clean and quiet, even with several hundred thousand miles! And Bar's Leaks has saved several radiators and heat exchangers. In a day and age where money does not go very far, your products help the average joe to keep a leg up, and repairs down, on a consistant basis!! I couldn't have kept three cars going through Northern Michigan's brutal seasons, while putting a kid through college without some help, and that came through in the form of several Bar's Products. Thank you folks, for your excellent products, and for keeping it simple, non-corporate, and integrity-based. Proud to be a fellow Michigander (Traverse City). Keep up the good work. You've got a devoted customer and free word-of-mouth advertising for life.

    Sincerely, Tim W.

    Tim, you rock for taking the time to send that to us. Believe us when we say your note got passed around to everyone, including the President and managment stuff.

    Thanks again, Tim!

  • "Rarely does any product work as intended, but yours absolutely does!"

    Posted on April 23, 2014 by Jeff Ventura

    Richard from Black Canyon City, AZ, just sent us this awesome testimonial about our Bar's Leaks Liquid Copper Block Seal Intake & Radiator Stop Leak (part 1109). This is what he writes: 

    Last year I bought a '96 Mustang GT, knowing at the time the head gasket was going out soon (180k at the time I bought it and a noticeable "loss" of coolant each week).

    As-is, the car ran OK for about 6-months, but I still hadn't found the time to get the repair done. Last month it overheated twice on my commute to work, so I picked up a bottle of your Liquid Copper and decided to try it (trying to buy a little more time before I had to overhaul the engine). To my surprise (I've tried other products on vehicles in the past, each one doing more damage than good) your product immediately smoothed out the idle and eliminated the coolant loss! The leak is between the #2 and #3 cylinders (these fouled out minutes after changing the plugs) and I was losing about 2 gallons a day prior to treating my car with your product!!

    You've got a customer for life because the product actually worked as suggested! Rarely does any product work as intended, but yours absolutely does! I want to thank you guys for creating such a great product! Because your product has worked beyond my own expectations, I've got time to save and prepare for a proper overhaul on my Mustang!

    Richard, thanks a million for taking the time to tell us about your experience. The #1 issue we combat every day is to prove our solutions are a cut above everything else out there, because as you write, not all are created equal.

    Thanks again, and send a picture of your Mustang along and we'll get it posted!

  • What Does Ice Have to Do With Head Gaskets?

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by Jeff Ventura

    Check out the video below. In it, Nat Geo TV host Tim Shaw challenges ice experts to predict which ice block will be most resistant to being broken with a sledgehammer: one made of plain ice, one with steel in it, one with sand and one with cotton balls.

    Did you watch the whole thing? Were you surprised that the one with cotton balls was the strongest?

    It's because the cotton strands act as fibers that hold the ice together, much like rebar keeps holds road concrete together.

    Okay, fine, but what does this have to do with head gaskets?

    Our strongest head gasket product, Bar's Leaks Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant (part HG-1), uses carbon fibers to help form the seal. That's the reason why this product is the strongest we've ever developed, and vastly stronger than competing products.

    Products that do not use this technology are like a plain block of ice: brittle, and once the seal gets compromised at all, the entire thing fails.

    With fibers, even if the seal comes under immense amounts of pressure, the bond holds, because the tension of the seal is maintained by the fibers inside.

    Choose your head gasket repair product carefully. Not all are created equal, and the science behind them isn't the same.

  • Happy Holidays from Bar's Leaks and Rislone

    Posted on December 23, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    A quick note on this blog.

    Since starting it almost three years ago, you guys have searched it for  a gas sytem treatment that actually works, how to prepare your car for colder termperatures, and even how to choose the right head gasket repair product. Some posts alone have over 30,000 pageviews.

    Thank you. We consider that a success.

    Because what makes this a success isn’t the words we type, the advice we give or the bad jokes we try to make: it’s you guys, the readers. Without you to read this, what’s the point? This is not a solo dance.

    So, as we head into the holidays after what’s been an extremely busy and rewarding year, I want to thank all of you who read this blog on behalf of the entire Bar's Products team. We aim to continue doing what we’re doing, as long as you continue to read what we write. Deal?


    Happy holidays, everyone. Be well, and enjoy the season.

  • Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment Wins 2013 PTEN Innovation Award

    Posted on November 5, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    NOVEMBER 5, 2013 -- LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- It's deja vu all over again: Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment (p/n 4700) won an Innovation Award from Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) at the AAPEX 2013 automotive aftermarket expo. This is the second time in three years that a Rislone fuel system product has won such an award.

    PTEN Innovation Award winners are selected not by advertising spend, not by lobbying, but by actual automotive technicians who use products on a daily basis and vote for the best-in-class solutions. We're proud to have our products recognized for their innovation, because when we set out to enter the fuel market, we had one mission: be better than everything else out there, or don't bother doing it.

    Thousands of customers have contacted us to tell us how thankful they are that someone created a fuel product that actually works, and it's icing on the cake to have our technology recognized by PTEN and professional auto technicians.

    Our thanks go out to PTEN and the technicians they polled to make this award a reality. Cheers!

  • Have You Liked Us on Facebook?

    Posted on September 26, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    You guys! In case you haven't already, you shoud take a second and "Like" us on Facebook. Why?

    1. Most of our news, videos and tips about how to use our products are posted to Facebook first. 
    2. Our customers rock, and they post some pretty cool stuff.
    3. And the biggie: we have some contests planned for this fall, and the only way you'll be eligible is if you're a friend of the Bar's Products Facebook page. And we're talking cool contests too, where you can win free stuf.
    4. See #3, above.

    Our main Facebook page is here.

    (We're also on Twitter, if that's more your thing.)

    So take a second and join our Facebook page, if for no other reason to be automatically qualified to participate in the contests we have cooking.

    Thanks everyone!

  • Bar's Leaks and the Historic 1958 USS Nautilus Mission

    Posted on September 19, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Wade A. from North Carolina has a keen eye while reading: in the book "Nautilus 90  North," he noticed that the stop leak Commander Anderson used in the 1958 Nautilus submarine voyage under the Arctic ice cap was the same stuff you can buy in stores for your car.

    Yes, you read that right: Bar's Leaks was used successfully in a historic nuclear submarine voyage under the North Pole ice. We talk about it more in-depth on our company history page here.

    Most people aren't aware of this, so hats off to Wade for drawing the connection, and taking the time to write us a letter and send us a copy of the book "Nautilus 90 North." (See photo below.)

    Our customers are the best anywhere. Period. Thanks to all of you who make this business so worthwhile.

  • Can Bar's Leaks be used in an '05 Freightliner semi tractor? You bet it can.


    Posted on September 10, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Sometimes, less is more. So when Rich G. sent us a quick testimonial and pictures of him using our Bar's Leaks Radiator Stop Leak Concentrate 2X (p/n 1194 or 1196, depending on size needed), we thought it was awesome. Rich writes:

    Excellent results on my '05 Freightliner in a serious time of need. Will recommend and continue to use your products. Thank you.

    No, thank you for choosing our products, Rich. And double thanks for sending along some pictures!


  • "It works beautifully."


    Posted on September 5, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Russel from Kansas just wrote us and gave us permission to post his testimonial about using our Bar's Leaks Head Gasket Fix (p/n 1111) on his Northstar 4.6L engine:

    I applied your product for a blown head gasket problem on a 4.6 L aluminum Northstar engine (1999 Cadilac). It works beautifully. Symptoms have disappeared. Well worth the minimal cost.

    Sometimes, it's that simple. Here, "simple" means Bar's Leaks Head Gasket Fix saved Russel over $1,500.

    That's real money, no matter how you cut it.

    Thanks for choosing our products Russel, and thanks for taking the time to tell us about your success!


  • "Will keep a bottle in every vehicle from now on!"


    Posted on August 27, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Nothing is nicer than heading into a holiday weekend with a great testimonial emailed to us by a customer. This time, it's Bob S. from Springfield, VA, who used our original Bar's Leaks Pelletized Heavy Duty Stop Leak (p/n PLT11) combined with Bar's Leaks Radiator Stop Leak 2X Concentrate (p/n 1194) to get his family back from a road trip safely. Bob says:

    Was halfway through a 4,000 mile family road trip and developed a cracked radiator on a 5.4 L Ford E150; leaking a quart of fluid every 300 miles. One bottle of pelletized Bar's got me from Dallas to San Antonio to Houston to Pensacola to Montgomery in 104 degree heat over three days; a bottle of 2X concentrate got me the rest of the way to Virgina over two days. Used to use this stuff in Army jeeps back in the 80's; was glad to see it's still around. Will keep a bottle in every vehicle from now on! Replacing the radiator in the Ford today because yes, the crack was about eight inches long across the top of the radiator!

    We hear this story more than you'd think: someone's out on a long road trip, they have a problem with their radiator (or even head gasket), and our products get them home safely and with lots of money still in their pocket. This sort of email makes it all worthwhile.

    Thanks a ton for writing, Bob. And nice van, by the way!

  • "Thanks for spending the research dollars to bring a product like this to market!"


    Posted on August 13, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Ray C. from Severna Park, MD writes to us about our strongest head gasket product -- Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant, otherwise known as the venerable HG-1. Ray writes:

    I purchased the Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant in attempt to get a little more life out of my (winter rat) 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee after a cooling system failure that nearly blew the engine and ended up resulting in a head gasket leak! I was worried about the expense but it turns out that this stuff really is a modern miracle in a bottle! I used it as directed and no more cooling or head gasket leaks, better engine performance, and the remainder is still floating around in there guarding against other minor leaks that might develop. Thanks for spending the research dollars to bring a product like this to market!! It was a life-saver for me!

    Thanks for choosing our products, Ray, and we appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience.

  • Take a look at this photo. Who do you see?

    Posted on August 1, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Let us know who you see in the comments.


  • Rislone and Bar's Leaks to Sponsor Ford Raptor Forum's "Havoc in the Hills" 2013!


    Posted on July 31, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Some pretty awesome news for you guys, if we do say so ourselves.

    Rislone and Bar’s Leaks are proud to sponsor 2013’s Ford Raptor Forum’s Havoc in the Hills, the first event of its kind in the eastern region of the U.S.

    The event is being held at Rausch Creek ORP (Google map here) on September 27–29, 2013, in the heart of Eastern Pennsylvania’s “Coal Country.” It is being planned by Great Lakes Raptor Excursions, and proceeds will raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

    Registration information is –> HERE

    In addition to sponsoring the final dinner banquet, Rislone and Bar’s Leaks will be giving every driver a trailkit bag that includes the following:

    All told, this is a kit worth over $50 chock full of stuff every off-road driver should have in their trail bag. (Especially the HDC tablets…trust us, we have a story about that one.)

    What does all that swag look like? A lot like this:

    Registration for this event ends on 8/31/13, so if you want to get in, now’s the time.

    We’re seriously looking forward to this event, because not only is it being run by quality people for a great cause, it’s also full of amazing Ford 150 Raptors, a good percentage of which are heavily modified. And heavily modified Raptors are more fun than than should be legally allowed. For example:

    Now picture that for three days. Exactly. Register now!

  • Versatile Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner Solves Fuel System and Engine Issues


    Posted on July 30, 2013 by Jeff Ventura

    Don’t be fooled by its name: Rislone® Fuel Injector Cleaner does much more than just clean an engine’s fuel injectors. When used regularly, the super-concentrated additive quiets noisy injectors and fuel pumps, soothes rough idle, eliminates hard starts, increases power and lubricates the entire fuel system. Plus, Fuel Injector Cleaner includes Rislone’s proprietary Upper Cylinder Lubricant, which extends engine life.

    “This single product provides a complete fuel system tune-up before going to work in the engine, where it lubricates cylinders, rings, pistons, valves and guides,” says Clay Parks, vice president of development for Rislone. “Fuel Injector Cleaner is one of the most multipurpose products we make.”

    The benefits start in the fuel tank, where Fuel Injector Cleaner (P/N 34701) helps prevent rust and corrosion. It is compatible with modern fuels, including unleaded gasoline, flex fuel, E10, E15, E85, ultra-low-sulfer diesel and other bio blends.

    Fuel Injector Cleaner lubricates the fuel lines and fuel pump, ensuring quiet operation. It then moves through the injectors, where it eliminates deposits like gum and varnish.

    “Injectors can only operate efficiently if they are clean,” said Parks. “Carbon buildup can cause pre-ignition, power loss, burned valves and even broken rings. If your customers’ vehicles exhibit pinging or hesitation, one bottle of Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner can quickly put them back on the road. Even if nothing seems amiss, the product can improve vehicle mileage and reduce wear over time.”

    The Upper Cylinder Lubricant included in Fuel Injector Cleaner was developed by Rislone to make up for the lack of lubrication in modern fuels. It forms a protective barrier inside the cylinders that prevents carbon from sticking. Instead of forming deposits, the carbon is burned off and exits with the exhaust.

    Since it is packaged in Rislone’s new EZ NozzleTM/MC bottle, Fuel Injector Cleaner can be used in all vehicles, including those with capless or obstructed fuel systems. A built-in flow valve delays the pour to ensure users have time to properly insert the bottle into any filler neck. When inserted into a capless or obstructed fuel tank, the patent-pending Rislone EZ Nozzle opens the fuel system safety door and allows the additive to flow in smoothly. Rislone super-concentrated additives are the only products on the market that can be easily installed directly into capless fuel systems without the need for ancillary equipment.

    Like all Rislone products, Fuel Injector Cleaner is made in North America. It works in all fuel-injected, turbo, direct-injected and carbureted engines. Users simply pour the entire bottle into the fuel tank; one 177 mL bottle of Fuel Injector Cleaner treats 76 liters (20 gallons) of fuel.

    Fuel Injector Cleaner is available to distribution in case packs of 12 bottles. For more information about the full line of Rislone premium performance chemicals, visit, email or call (800) 521-7475. You can also follow Rislone on Facebook at

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