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How to tell if your motor is ruined from overheating

How can you tell if your motor is ruined from the car overheating because there was no water in it?

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Top up with COOLANT and drive around for a short distance not to far from home and watch the temp gauge and see how the engine drives if temp gauge goes into red stop wait for engine to cool at least an hour then carefully remove coolant cap and check if there is any coolant loss, if temp gauge stays at normal you may be lucky

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