If you are driving and you over heaet your car.

Tiny
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If you are driving and you over heaet your car and it wont start did you crack the head gasket or the engine block and will the engine block selant work.
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 AT 4:09 PM

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Tiny
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You could crack the cylinder head but that is much less common than warping the head. A warped head can cause a coolant leak and overheating, and overheating can cause a warped head.

First you have to determine the cause of the no-start. That can mean a lot of different things. If the starter doesn't even crank the engine there could be something pretty serious wrong, especially if you drove it a good distance with it overheating. If it cranks fine have the no-start diagnosed first.

I have no faith in chemicals to magically repair a leaking head gasket. At least I haven't heard anything good about them so far.
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Sunday, May 26th, 2013 AT 4:38 PM

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