2002 durango ran hot

Asked by Apr 21, 2017 at 09:19 PM about the 2002 Dodge Durango SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ran hot so pulled over and had smoke/steam all
under the hood mech.said ran it without water
..nope not me kept a very close eye on water.now
says because ran hot it blew head gasket....wanted
to ask In the know if it is too late to try the copper
leak

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Those kind of sealers are only for temporary repair and not meant for lasting any length of time, besides they also plug up radiators, heater cores and some of the smaller coolant passages inside an engine. Headgaskets are picky these days, on one rig they will hold if overheated several times and then other times one will blow if the engine one time runs just slightly hotter than normal or for no apparent reason just blow. So don't mess with the sealer, fix it right by pulling the heads, have them checked and milled and install new headgaskets.

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