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My engine seized up the other day, and im not sure why.. it suddenly lost power, brakes were failing, and i rolled to a stop.. popped the hood to see the pcv hose melted in two, with smoke coming out.. wont even turn over anymore.. please help

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Does not sound to good maybe when she cools down she might be alright if she heated up that much evrthing gets tight through heat expansion let her cool fix what ever leaks ya have and top up oil and water maybe ya might be lucky that she is not seized

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