Nissan do have a system whereby the engine would shut down when it overheats but quite often the system kicks in too late, meaning damage had been done.
However there is no reset system. Most probably you have damaged the engine or some sensors due to the overheating and if the compression test is low, try pumping some engine oil into the spark hole and cranking the engine for the oil to lubricate the rings and retest the compression. If the compression increases to within specs, you can try starting. If it still fails to start, check for trouble codes.
Overheating can damage sensors.
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 AT 10:59 AM