My 08 EX35 ran in park for 4 1/2 hours,oil is still clear warm but not HOT let it cool down some, started it up let it run for a couple of minutes, turned it back off, temp gage showed normal,radiator
Checked oil plenty , water was fine, oil was not hot warm though, the cover over the engine and the radiator was hot to the touch, let it cool down, started the engine,ran for just a minute or two sounded fine. Turned it off, this car has an aluminum engine, does anyone think the engine is ok??
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Re: my 08 EX35 ran in park for 4 1/2 hours,oil is still...
IF there was a problem with the engine then running it for such a long time would have revealed faults. Idling an engine for such a long time is not good for an engine as it is operating at reduced oil pressures with out proper coolant circulation around the block and heads . Better to take it for a 1/2 hour run. If it is an efi engine then run the fault codes as a check as well. otherwise it should be good
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My guess is that this is not a car or truck, but rather a 4 wheeler. It may have a low oil shutoff, or bad coil that fails as it gets hot, but hen cools a bit and seems fine. Check for spark immediately as it fails.
how long did you run it hot, chances are if you run it hot too long more than 10 or 20 minutes you are going to end up with a blown head gasket. Most cars usually restart after cooling off for 30 minute to an hour or by lett it cool off and topping it off with more antifreeze or even plain water if you continue to drive it without water for any length of time you are going to have a major head job ahead of you. If you run it to the point where you warp the head it will cost major $$ the way you tell this is check the radiator when it is cool and see if it looks like oil is mixed in with the coolant (usually looks like chocolate pudding ) or check the oil fill if there is thick chocolate mud like film on the filler cap chances are you have a blown head gasket and a warped head. time for an overhaul, can cause more internal problems as well water mixed with oil causes many mechanical problems. never ever run a car hot for any length of time pull over and sit until cool and top off with water if nothing else.. or have it towed.. not worth the major cost to repair when you blow a head gasket or warp a head. past experience 20+ yrs and working on automobile repairs.
Could be a blown head gasket. You might also need to "burp" the system. When the vehicle is completely cooled down, try taking the radiator cap off, topping off fluid, and start the engine. That should help get air out. If it starts bubbling and shooting coolant out, something is wrong. You could also try running without the thermostat or just go ahead and replace it. They aren't usually expensive.
is the coolant level staying full or do you have to add ? the moisture in oil cap is normal for an engine that sets, condensation forms as the engine cools down.the smoke you noticed may have been moisture burning off the exhaust as the engine warms to normal operating temp. you need to drive the truck to see if it starts to overheat or run poorly. letting it set or just starting it up for a while will most likely not help find a problem.
disconnect the heat hoses going into fire wall , put hose into one with pressure and flush as it sounds like it could be bloked in the heater core,the other thing that could be the problem be the hot ,cold switch as it restricts the flow to makes the heater hoter or colder , it might need tlc or replacing as it is manaul not elec
Charge battery? How cold/ hot was it when parked? could have water i oil that could seaze pistons, put a little oil down spark plug holes and leave 4 couple days. Try cranking by hand with bar and socket on main pulley. Have rodents eaten your wiring? Have seen this and it wasnt preety or cheap.
Could be that it needs to run, if you changed the oil filter also, you removed a full filter and put on an empty one. Could be that the often-present-on VW's plastic ring on the dip stick tube is broken, causing the dipstick to more fully insert. Check the specifications. Was the car parked differently? Uphile or downhill will cause a different reading, perhaps the before reading was inaccurate.
Hi there, have you checked the colour of the oil in the motor, if not clear or normal and have a milky look, it sounds like the head gasket is on the way, it will still drive but the symptoms sound like the head gasket, Check the oil. Hope this will be of some help to solve the problem
Yes I know, but If you hold the accelerator pedal to the floor on a fuel injected car, the Throttle position sensor will tell the computer to enter clear flood mode. Then the computer will shut off the fuel injectors while you have the pedal to the floor. If it is flooded, you should be able to get it started in clear flood.