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What could be damaged when an engine overheats?


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2007-02-15 15:26:37
2007-02-15 15:26:37

How is your heat? Overheating can cause damage generally to head gasket, cylinder head or thermostat. See other posts regarding headgaskets in this forum. answer you can damage whole engine thru overheating but if u had no coolant leak when overheating occurred, u need to check water pump and thermostat in engine

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