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Old 09-05-2002, 01:53   #1 (permalink)
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Help!!! Overheated car plz help

Hi guys driving home bout 30 mins ago and batteryt light comes on thiking ok sumthings shit itself. Im thinking either alternator andways still aroun 4 kms from home i keep driving until temp rises i think **** duck of down a side street switch it off. Bloody gauge read 2cm past the red before i could safly switch off. in a matter of seconds got out coolant on the floor leaked out of overflow tuberand there was a 20 meter trail up the road a bit. Bloody thing must have got hot. Did i save it in time.

I know what happened the alternator /water pump belt shit itself. So water in teh head got real hot. When i switched off i could hear it bubble for about 5 seconds and when i switched the accessories on 5 mins later the temp was down to half way on the gauge.

Whats the go guys have i wrecked my pride and joy or will she live another day. Please help me i feel sick in the old stomach.


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Well by now you probably already know ... have you been able to restart it?

Did it sieze?

If you've restarted it does it blow copious white smoke out the exhaust? Does it sound even or is it mis-firing? Is there any sign of bubbles or oil in the radiator?

If all seems OK then have a compression test done just to be sure - the rings may have been weakened or the bores scored.

Let's know the answers to my Qs and we'll take it from there...and good luck!
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It should be ok, same thing happened with the EA, but my battery was shit so I couldnt start it, then I got a new one and had 2 drive the car into town 2 get a belt (it was a sunday and the car broke down comming in 2 town) I dont think it hurt it, but who knows its an EA, it always has somthing wrong with it!
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