Arash Posted July 12, 2005 Report Share Posted July 12, 2005 Dear all members, Today I got my car back with a used engine installed. My previous engine had a main bearing problem and was knocking severely, as many people might remember. After I started the car in the garage the engine was a little bit hot running at 112 centigrade at idle and the mechanic told me to drive the car a little bit and see if it overheats and bring it back in that case. The mechanic had done the pressure test and it was ok. After driving the car for a while I noticed that the temperature was 106 centigrade at low RPM and 112 centigrade at idle. I got a check engine light and cleared all the codes and it was ok. After driving the car for a little while more I revved it to 4500 RPM and the check engine light came back. The car almost immediately started to overheat badly and went up to 125 centigrade. I got the "engine coolant hot message" and the temperature light also came on. Shortly after the engine started smoking badly and steam was coming from under the hood. The car then cut power and it was like you were driving in neutral. I parked the car right away and opened the hood seeing that coolant was all over the engine. I then borrowed a hose from a near by house and filled it with water. It was 6 liters low. I then slowly drove back to the mechanic at below 2000RPM and the car never over heated. I'm waiting for their response. The mechanic is saying that the engine that I bought from a salvage yard might have a cracked block. The codes that I get are PO 36 and AO 11. The new engine has 120,000km on it. I appreciate all the help on this matter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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