Yesterday on my way home from work, my "check gague" ligth came on & then my temperature gague suddenly went all the way to hot. I drove it home 25 miles. As I was almost home, the light went off and the temperature went to normal. This morning, on my way into work it suddenly went to hot again. Half-way to work, the gague went back to normal reading.
I checked the coolant & the reservoir was completely empty. The mechanic checked for leaks & could not find one. He is giving the car a flush and new cooant put in. The check engine light did come on after I got to my office and recranked it to take it around the corner to the mechanic.
My question for now is: What kind of damage, if any would the engine have endured from me driving it that way for 50 or so miles? I have put close to $4,000 into repairs in the past year. I need to decide whether or not I need to start looking for a new vehicle.
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:08 PM