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oldnable 09-19-2004 04:05 PM

overheated engine?
I have looked in tech and engine, but have been unable to find the symptoms of a overheated engine, any help? thanks oldnable

Deuce 09-19-2004 04:47 PM


The symptoms are

1) high temperatures
2) steaming
3) coolant going on the ground
4) use of a LOT OF bad words........
5) motor knocking or locked up
6) hissing noises
7) frying noises


I believe you meant the cure for overheating.......:D

1) clogged radiator
2) bad water pump
3) collapsed hoses
4) timing issues
5) restrictive exhaust
6) not enough air flow to the radiator
7) stuck or wrong range thermostat

These were not in any order......just as I typed them..........


awsum34 09-19-2004 04:48 PM

could you give us more info? is it running hot or boiling over? did the overheating just start? did you work on the motor. tell us what you have and done.

SAATR 09-19-2004 04:53 PM

More probable causes:

Blown head gasket(s)
Warped head ( more common on aluminum heads)
Cracked head ( usually indicated by oil/water mixing in crankcase)
Cracked or split cylinder wall ( absolute worst case scenario, block replacement or sleeving required)

I would run through the list of things deuce gave you before moving on to these. If all else checks out, pull the heads and you'll usually have your answer.

oldnable 09-19-2004 05:14 PM

overheated engine
sorry guys (my bad) communications, (that always gets me in trouble} I ment the symtoms of an engine that has already been overheated by someone else, and wants to sell it to me.
sorry again, and thanks oldnable

GoneNova/406 09-19-2004 11:23 PM

are you wanting it for parts to overhaul or what.if you know its been hot then you know the heads may be cracked,the block may be cracked.cylinder walls scored,spun bearings.

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