Question about 1988 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
My car overheated,pulled over,added water to boiling radiator,water flowing into reservoir,cooled a little, drove it then it overheated again,was trying to pull over into store-car died-service engine soon . left it AAA towed it back to apt. tried to start after adding water. car died,. replaced thermostat,old one was rusted,trash it was .water flowed through the radiator hose -so water pump is good no sounds. o there are no leaks at all!! on the entire car fired it up it ran then died. service engine soon light came on diagnostic code E-30 showed,which is the idle speed control,too it out ran test on it ,it works fine. erased the code .had a guy look at it he stuck a screwdriver in a wire and had me start it it seemed to run fine(r).theres no water in oil or vice versa,nor is there any smoke out the exhaust. question is ? can ur car get so hot it fries the wires?,will this solve the problem?has this ever happened to anyone? i dont want to buy piece after piece until i spend crazy tons of $$$$
Sounds like you have a blown head gasket. In this case though, I feel that you are blowing hot exhast gases from the combustion chamber into the water jacket causeing it to heat up. In these cases, the engine will generaly get hot in shorter time than what one would normally suspect. Typically just a head gasket is needed. Have your mechanic check the radiator for combustion gases. This is checked with a fluid in a bolltle that will change colors if found. GL
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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