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I got water in oil...prob blown head gasket....i drove it to my brothers house and it shut off....he pushed me the rest of the way with his cranked back up....does it have a heat sencor if it gets to hot and shuts off?

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If your car has the 3.1L V6- they are known to lose the intake manifold gasket and allow coolant into the oil system. I am not aware of any heat sensor that shuts the engine down.

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