Considerations before using Ceramic Motor Seal
Start by being confident that the leak you have is not going into any area of the engine that contains oil or friction components. Realize that if the leak does, and you continue with this process anyway there is a risk of perminant and/or very expensive damage to the engine. Be aware that this is a process that will take several days to complete in most cases.
You will need something to mix with and a large funnel or some way to pour the mixture into the cooling system without spilling any of it. Have a damp rag handy for cleaning any potential spills. It's highly recommend to use fender skirts and any other protective measures for painted and chromed surfaces. You will need the correct amount of Ceramic Motor Seal. One bottle will make 6 gallons of product for treatment. You need to know how much your cooling system capacity is so you can mix appropriately. A more concentrated mixture does not make the product work better or faster.
Have a pan for draining the cooling system and have the necessary container(s) for collecting the drained fluid for proper disposal. Disposal will be different depending on where you live. You will need to find out from your local authorities just how the waste from this process must be disposed of.
Preparing to use Ceramic Motor Seal
You will need to drain the cooling system. For the best results, it is recommended that you flush the system using Irontite Thoro-Flush. At the very least rinse the system. To rinse the system means to fill it with water and then run the engine until the thermostat opens and you get flow throughout the system. Then, after cooling down, drain the rinse water out. Now you are ready to fill the system with your Ceramic Motor Seal and water mixture.
Make sure your bottle(s) of Ceramic Motor Seal have not hardened from sitting on the store shelf too long. If you feel a solid lump in the bottom of the bottle and you can't break it up by squeezing the bottle then you should return the bottle to the place you purchased it for a fresh bottle or a refund. If you are able to break it up then it's OK to use this bottle.
Applying Ceramic Motor Seal
Use a pail or bucket to pre-mix some of the Ceramic Motor Seal and water, then pour into the cooling system using a funnel. Repeat this until you have mixed the proper amount of Ceramic Motor Seal based on the size of your cooling system capacity. Example: if your cooling system capacity is 3 gallon you would only use 1/2 of the bottle. After pouring the mixture in, top off the system with water and seal it up. Start the engine and run it at fast idle to get the temperature up enough to open the thermostat. Continue to let the engine run at normal idle for at least one hour. Rather than wait, you could instead just drive the car normally over the next few days. While the engine is at operating temperature and circulating the mixture it is gradually forming a very thin coating. The more time it has operating at temperature the thicker the coating becomes. Do not leave the vehicle sit for more than 12 hours to prevent settling. And don't drive it for more than a few days with the mixture in it.
Drain and rinse after the application
After you feel a sufficient amount of time running the Ceramic Motor Seal solution has passed, drain the remaining mixture out and refill your system with clear water. Run the engine up to operating temperature to insure the thermostat opens and allows full circulation. Allow the engine enough time to cool down and then remove the rinse water. If there is any discoloration to the removed water, repeat the rinse procedure until the drained water is clear.
Now leave the cap and petcock open. If it's not too difficult it would not hurt to remove the upper hose as well. The engine should not be run for a day or two allowing the applied product to fully air-cure. It's OK to use a space heater and/or an old hair dryer to help speed up the air drying time. When using anything to speed up the drying time, do not leave it unattended.
Recharge and finish up the process
Once the system has been exposed to air long enough to mostly dry you can close up the cooling system. Recharge the system with the Antifreeze mixture you would normally use. We recommend that you add Irontite All Weather Seal to your antifreeze mixture. All Weather Seal acts as a good leak preventative measure in case any new leaks develop.