Mechanics

CHEVY OVERHEATING

1978 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine Mechanical problem
1978 Chevy Malibu V8 Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 100000 miles

What kind of a damage results to the engine when overheats It lost coolant and was totally empty and engine overheated and now it is running weird If still runs. Can it be repaired?
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Pilikia
March 4, 2008.




You can damage the cylinder head gaskets by overheating engine. Does it blow white smoke from the tail pipe?
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Mastertechtim
Mar 4, 2008.
I don't think so. Last time I started my car I poured water down the radiator and the heating light turned off but the engine light stayed on. I'm sure no white smoke blew out the tail pipe tho, would it help if I posted a picture of something? If so, what should I take it of?

Do I also need to get a new water pump or radiator?

Sorry I'm kinda car illiterate

Tiny
Pilikia
Mar 4, 2008.
You must take car to a shop and have the system pressure tested to find out where the leak is.

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Mar 5, 2008.
Oh okay, thank you for the help, I will update this and tell you what they said once I get it pressure tested

Tiny
Pilikia
Mar 5, 2008.

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