Stranded! :( Waiting for a tow truck. Caddy backfired a lot and overheated on the highway. Sadly blew the rockar arm cover gasket i just put in. Not sure how that happened.
That sucks, Wonder what happened to it.
Now I am worried, how hot did it get? Did it start continue to run for a bit after you turned the key off?
HT4100 + Overheating = Trouble!
When you get it back home pull all the spark plugs, and rent a compression tester (free), and run a compression test, and check the condition of the oil.
I hate to be a pessimist, but it would be best to rule out headgasket issues right away.
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. :(Quote:
Originally Posted by turbojimmy
Oh, I'm sure my previous compression readings are irrelevant now, but compression was decent in all cylinders except #5, which was a bit low. Hopefully I stopped the car before any major damage was done. Regardless though, I'm sure some about of damage has been done because it's not good for cars to overheat even once. :(
Oh man that sounds horrible hope the cad turns out ok
Have you thought of maybe swapping engines out, so you won't experience any more problems done the road?
Trust me, I'd really like something else in that engine compartment. ;)
Another concern I have is the condition of the transmission, you mentioned the car not shifting properly, and now there is overheating to consider.
When the engine gets hot, the transmission does as well. Make sure to check the state of the transmission fluid.