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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-06, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Overheated last night- might need new engine.

My engine overheated last night. I was gunning it up a freeway when it started to smell like smoke. So I got off pulled over and popped the hood. SMOKE. And coolant. All over the top of the engine. So I go home, and the CEL comes on. I wake up, fill her with water, and drive to Toscalito Tire repair. They are checking her out right now. I might need a new engine- I don't know. Everywhere I look online for a 302 is like 5 Grand, and 300 HP. Do I have to buy a 300hp if I want a new engine? They don't just sell ours stock??

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Re: Overheated last night- might need new engine.

I don't think you need a new engine you will be supprised how strong are 302's are. I have heard people driving them with very little to near no fluid because they did not check it like you should and there engines were fine.
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Re: Overheated last night- might need new engine.

What model year car is it?
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Re: Overheated last night- might need new engine.

If you do end up needing a different engine, I'd go for a boneyard one. They'll be a lot less expensive. Obviously they will have some wear, but if it's in good shape it ought to last you a long time.


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Re: Overheated last night- might need new engine.

Whew! $189- replaced three heater hoses and one coolant hose. But just a month ago, after $400 (brake, coolant, fuel system flush, oil change), they said all coolant tubes were tested and in fine condition.... should I make a hissy fit?
And shes an 87
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Re: Overheated last night- might need new engine.

i wouldn't. anything can happen, especially with 20 year old hoses.

glad she's okay!
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