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Have an 86 cadillac seville which was ran dry on coolant and overheated. wife drove it the rest of the way home and told me that the cars overheating warning came on 3 or 4 times where she had to pullover and let it cool down. what kind of damage is likely been done?

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Possible blown head gaskets, warped heads, burnt valves.... all possible but not necessarily the case. repair leak source and if it runs ok you should be alright.

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