Will not start

Tiny
BILLYF6
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
Have a cracked radiator and it overheated one day, was smoking bad. Then it just shut off and had to push it to my house. Realized it was just out of gas, but waited like a week to put some in. When I did I put in at least a few gallons. Plenty to start it. But it wouldn't. Tried jumping it for like thirty minutes or more. It acted like it did, but wouldn't.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 5:34 PM

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Tiny
SCWICKEDSTANG
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Hello,

This sounds like you could have a blown head gasket. Usually what happens when your vehicle overheats is the the iron engine block and the aluminum cylinder head cool at a different rate and the cylinder head warps, causing the head gasket to fail. I have included a few links below for you to go to:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-an-overheating-engine

Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out. We also have instructions for whatever repairs your vehicle might require should you decide to go that route.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 6:25 AM

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