Is my car dead

Jarrick Watkins

Asked by Aug 20, 2015 at 02:49 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Car Customization

onth ago
Hi... i have a calbolt ls 2005 2.2 ecotech
motor.. i was driving n cracked the oil pan..
i had no way to get home so i drove it as far
as i could my friend gave be a boost n he
told me to put it n nutral n when i did it went
a little ways then the cars was lagging it
shut down by the house n i parked it the nxt
day i checked it. It wouldent turn over but
the. Engine n the car w the lock light thing
was on. so dose calbolt have safty feathers
to it so my car wouldnt over heat
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Tom Harmon

Sounds like the engine seized from lack of lubrication.. from what you discribe the engine may now be good for a boat anchor... the car is probably worth getting another engine ... BTW ... No car that I'm aware of has a way to protect the engine from over-heat .. but you more then likely destroyed the engine when metal grinds against metal with no oil to lube it ... not over heating it

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I agree with Tom. This engine is done. Best thing to do is junk it and buy something else. If you're lucky maybe someone will give you $500 on a trade in. HTH. -Jim

James Kitlas

If you ran it with no oil, you probably fried your engine! All the bearings seized. Just for laughs pour kerosene in the oil filler cap & drain out. You will see a lot of metallic pieces, that's your fried bearings! New engine time! Even a cheaper engine rebuild wouldn't help because you scored-up (gouged) the internal parts, & cylinder walls.

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