I recently got some work performed on my 1997 Buick Skylark. Which included changing the serpentine belt. The mechanic forgot to reconnect the clamp on a hose that runs from the coolant resevoir to the radiator.
I drove it a couple miles to visit my sister, stayed for about 1/2 hour then headed back home. I was in traffic down the main street & noticed the engine begining to smoke. I pulled over as soon as I could, but the engine temp was just a hair below the red!
The mechanics came & after the engine cooled they added 2 gallons of water & took it to the shop. There they drained and flushed the system & then replaced the collant as well as looking for any possible cracks in the head.
All seemed ok, until 2 days later & the first trip over 2 miles. The engine siezed and the temp was almost to the red. What possible causes could this be? Any advice will be appreciated!
Thanks Kellie : cry:
Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 4:38 PM