Temperature light came on after only driving a short distance

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 151,000 MILES
So job had homemade speed bumps that were too high and would scrap my car everyday. Out of nowhere one day I start my car and go about 500 yards and the engine temperature light came on. Car was up to 250. I drive a bus so where I work is all mechanics. Told him and he said I needed a new radiator. I did not have the money for it so I kept coolant in. Drove it two weeks on just refilling coolant. One day I drove and it went up to 300 and then cut off. Smoked not a lot but enough. Mechanic says I need a new engine. What exactly is wrong what and what all needs to be done? I do not have a mechanic who does the job but not quite right. And it is an aluminum engine.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 5:45 AM

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Tiny
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Without actually seeing it we cannot tell whether you need a new engine or not. However replace the radiator that he said was bad and start there. That may be all it needs. Your best bet is to get a radiator and see if one of the mechanics will replace it. It is way to much to copy and paste here on how to do it.
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