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I would like to know the posible causes of engine running hot.

My Nisan !Quest 1996 started running hot and yet it had a new radiator and fan. I bought the radiator and fan from the dealers and they have been operating fine for four months. Could there be another reason for engine overheating? Do you think the low level of lubricating oil could cause this problem?

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  • Namwamba Feb 26, 2009

    Hi emissionwiz, four months ago, I payed a repair shop money for new radiator, thermostat and gave them a brand new fan from a dealer. So the thermostat is as good as new.

  • Namwamba Feb 26, 2009

    Yes the engine had been overheating before repair. However in this first case the fan was faulty and wasn't operating at all. In addition to this, the radiator had a slow leak. I have not checked for the bubbles. I will check for the bubbles today.

  • Namwamba Mar 10, 2009

    It appears that most of the oil in your car's lubrication system may have leaked out leading to engine being forced to run without lubricant. This is likely to damage the cylinder sleeves and rings. The crank shaft and any nother parts that mesh within the engine are likely to be damaged. Have you tried to replace the filter and refil the system with lubricant again? If you do this and it does not start then most likely your engine (motor) is history (damaged).

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it could be a defective thermostat, have u replaced that? are there any bubbles in the coolant recovery tank when the engine is running?



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My oil filter was damaged while driving all the oil was leaking out for about a hundred yards before my 96 nissan quest turned off. tried to turn it back on but van would not turn on. do you think motor got damaged?

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Was the engine overheating before this repair? and again do u have bubbles in the coolant tank when the engine is running?, this is best checked when the engine is 1st started. I ask because I think u may have a leaking cylinder head gasket, this would account for the overheating still occurring.

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