Is my car dead
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
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
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
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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