Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 14:24:06 +0100
From: danny <dannynopsamia-esprezzo.com>
Subject: Re: Suggestions re. overheated engine


I'll add my vote to the "save the engine" camp. It's common on engines with dissimilar metals (alloy head, cast block) for the head to warp and the block be fine. You'd have to drive the vehicle for a long time with the needle in the red before the block was damaged. I overheated my 9000 2.3 shortly after I bought it (fan sensor bad contact), and as I was stuck in rush hour traffic in central London, it was a while before I could get off the road, and although the head gasket seemed doomed, I was able to refill with water, bypass the fan switch, and carry on with the journey. I'm still driving with no other repairs to the vehicle, although I suspect the head gasket is weeping. Regards, Danny http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site) http://www.dannyscoffee.com (UK advert for my mobile espresso service) swap Z for above characters in email address to reply Robin Moore wrote: > Last week the water pump on my 92 900 (normally aspirated) blew and the > engine overheated. It happened on the highway and we stopped quickly, > but it appears that the head gasket blew and the head is likely warped. > > My mechanic says that it is unlikely that the engine / head can be saved > and recommends a replacement engine. > > I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has had experiences, either > good or bad with rebuilds, regrinding the block etc. in this kind of > situation and advice on choices (rebuild, replace the head, replace the > whole engine...) > > Thanks in advance --

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