Re: problems after overheating
The heads could be cracked; if it is just them, they can be replaced, albeit the fact that the engine will still have suffered some damage from the overheat and will probably not run quite as good (often burn oil.. piston rigns not tight up against piston anymore). In any case, you need to check the entire engine, block and head, for any signs of a crack; if you don't know what to look for have a professional do it. Also, you need to find out what made it overheat in the first place. Also, check to see if all the fluid levels are good.. if it's leaking then there's definately something wrong. The motor may very well need to be replaced, and no matter what the repair is, it will likely cost a good bit, but you need to diagnose what exactly happened to the engine before you just go and do something. You may be able to get it to run fine with a simple repair, but if there is further damage it could blow up going down the road, which would be even worse. And I bet if you have a mechanic look at it he will be able to tell you pretty well just from listening to it what is wrong; most good mechanics have dealt with something like this many, many times and know exactly what to look for. I kinda jumped around in what I was talking about, but I think if you read all that it will give you an idea of what to do. Good luck.