Ouch. OK. So its opinion time hmmmm not sure if I want in on this one. Ahhhhhh what the heck. Simplified:
1. Check Engine Light comes on, car goes in for diagnosis/repairs. Theres a reason for the light and when it comes on there is a problem.
2. Car overheats once, stop, do not drive again till its properly repaired. Head gasket jobs are expensive!
3. Weekly fluid checks are a must and the owner is responsible for this. Most folks just get in and drive till theres a problem, never pop the hood to check anything till its oil change time, if at all.
As to your case. It may simply be a case of a failed thermostat causing the overheat or not, we'll never know
Thats my opinion, I'm a big promoter of preventative maintenance and allot of times you avoid serious issues because of this. I'd better stop lest I get blasted by the forum. Sorry guys.
Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 2:50 PM