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98 S-10 2.2l runs well until 50 miles. Slow from 70mpg to 30 mpgs

Then you can turn off engine and let it rest then I works well again until it heats back up after 50 or so miles. You will be driving then you start losing power and speed.

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See if there is water in you anti or oil if there is it will be a white color but it sounds like a cracked head

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Could be several things
you did not mention temperature. I am assuming the car is overheating after driving it about a half hour. If you were missing a belt, or the water pump was bad, or it had no coolant, it would overheat faster than it does. Either your coolant level is low, the thermostat is not working properly, or there is blockage in the way of built up crud in the radiator. The loss of power is due to overheating. You are probably doing some serious damage here. Get a mechanic to look at it, or at the very least have it back flushed.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

  • Dustin1027 Sep 02, 2010

    what to look for when over heating... 2.2l chevy s10 98? i ended up over heating to a stop(not good) would like to fix it and just need help on what i should be looking for in this porblem. the head gasket i do know needs to be replaced but theres a clicking noise that wasnt there befor. was woundering if any one has any idea what it could be???

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