I got a partial valve job and a head gasket replacement. After a week or two I decided that I was chilly and needed to use the heat. The car began to overheat, up to 120, but as long I I didn't sit and idle I could make the Temp reduce.
Well the other day, the Temp went above 120, and since then, it won't reduce no matter if I drive or what. It now shuts off. It is no longer my happy little car. It makes a smell and shudders off. However, the oil is not milky, nor is there water in it. Nor is there smoke or any other typical signs of a blown gasket. BUT, the radiator is cold and the engine is hot.
What in tarnation is going on? I would give $$ but I have given it all to this mechanic, who has run out of Ideas. I think that there is sludge in the line and no fluid is going to the radiator from the water pump IF that is even working.
have the same problem?
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 AT 4:31 PM