Engine Mechanical problem
1987 Chrysler New Yorker 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 122000 miles
This car I just purchased overheated unexpectedly one day and I might add, catastrophically -- within 1 mile of home. The next day, a local garage assessed that the vehicle failed the bock test. I drove it afterward for 8 miles (15 min or so) and the temp stabilized in the normal range, never once approaching overheat. Is it possible for a head gasket to blow independent of a cooling system/water pump failure? I'm wondering, too, (crazy as it sounds) if I can continue to drive this vehicle and simply keep an eye on the temp gauge.
Monday, May 12th, 2008 AT 8:30 PM