WHAT DAMAGE COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BUT MY ENGINE...

  • Tiny
  • gregoryturner
  • 1998 Jeep Cherokee
  • 198,000 miles

What damage could have been caused but my engine overheating?

Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,550 posts

Blown head gasket which lets coolant into oil. That will damage the bearings as well.

Roy

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 7:52 PM
  • Tiny
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There's no mixture of oil and water, just the sound of valves tapping. Could there be anything else?

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 7:53 PM
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Could still be a head gasket. A leak down test will confirm.

Have the oil pressure manually checked.

Roy

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 8:00 PM

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