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?
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 1:35 AM