Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 00:29:06 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: Overheated / Change the Oil? 93 Turbo

Grunff wrote: > wrote: > >> Question is, am I being paranoid without reason. Does anyone know if a >> brief overheating of the engine can cause breakdown of a sump of brand >> new oil? > > > It really depends. If the oil is fully synthetic, then unless it > /really/ overheated, you won't have damaged the oil at all. > > But if it overheated /that/ much, then you have a lot more to worry > about - head gasket for a start. Yup and a warped head not just a head gasket. > > Personally I wouldn't change the oil. Also, I wouldn't drive a car > that's overheating (except old, knackered bangers that I don't care about). > > Agreed. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply. Work: Hobby:

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