so much easier that way, huh!
just pour it in and it works!
as an 'old timer', at least when it comes to auto repairs, i would have recomended using some brake fluid
to soften and swell the seals.
works wonders... i've got 500,000 + miles on my work truck to prove it.
i have used it in motors, auto and manual transmissions, and power steering systems.
it always works with no problems, unless a seal is actually cut or broken.
just use 'a small amount'.
for the above poster who wanted to try a product for sealing the rings (old timers call it 'motor honey'), i've haven't found any that really
my best recomendation for high milage engines is to use 'straight weight' motor oil, Castrol Heavy-Duty 30weight (or 40 if you can find it) is by
far the best!
when you've got over 100,000 miles, you should start using that, as the clearances in the motor have loosed up.
wintertime in cold climates you can go a little thinner on the weight, but 5- 30w type is really only good for new cars.
glad you gave the sealer a try, your mech may not so enthused, however ($$)