Engine/Heating

Tiny
SHARDJONES1
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 117,000 MILES
Is there anything specific about an engine that would allow me to know that it is completely blown? I have a 2005 chevy monte carlo LT 3.8L with 120,000 miles that I had problems with heating. I believe it was a leaking head gasket that I dragged alone w/o getting fixed. Afterwhile, I was riding on the interstate and the vehicle started overheating. Smoke was coming from the engine but the didn't completely shut off. I turned off the ignition myself. I had a mechanic to look at the vehicle he stated the the engine was done and the head gasket was blown. The engine ran sparatic for a couple minutes and he explained that it would eventually shut off. Is this typical? And because the head gasket does that mean that my engine is done in the car?
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 1:35 AM

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Tiny
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Could have, try turning the crankshaft manually 720degs unable to-could be seized-up
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 1:43 AM
Tiny
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Is that where you just turn it to rev the engine? If so the mechanic did that. And he said that I would need a new engine. Im not sure about it though. I would think if an engine is blown it wouldnt crank.I want to know if its the gasket or the engine itself. What does 720 degs unable to mean?
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 1:57 AM

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