WHY IS THERE A RED WATER LIGHT ON MY DASH?AND ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 Nissan March
  • 180,000 miles

Why is there a red water light on my dash?And why is the car boiling?

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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  • 25,257 posts

The engine is overheating! If you drive it long enough like that, serious engine damage will result, typically a blown cylinder head gasket. A leaking head gasket can also cause engine overheating but there are other potential causes that should be investigated first.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 8:19 PM

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