Rich Posted February 18, 2009 Report Share Posted February 18, 2009 Just wondering what the standard operating procedure is for running a N* with a breached cooling system. The claim is that the car can be driven 50 miles or so with no coolant in the system at all. Does the car need to be moving at speed to conform with this claim? For instance, if stuck in commuter traffic with a failed cooling system, whether by bad water pump, blown hose, headgasket failure, or whatever, is the car "safe"? I remember when my headgaskets were failing, I watched the temp gauge spike and pulled over before it went into the red. I then let it cool, restarted and again pulled over to let it cool. Was this necessary? Since I use my Eldorado in commuter traffic, as I'm sure many do, am I safe in heavy bumper to bumper traffic if I have a cooling system issue, or does the limp home feature require cooling air to ba passed through the radiator to keep the car going and to prevent overheating? My headgaskets were done (by a dealer replacing all 20 headbolts with timeserts) just over a year ago, and I've had no problems whatsoever, but I just want to know what my options are if I go down in traffic. Thanks al, Regards, Rich Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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