How is the damage ,if you keep driving an engine that is overheating. - DodgeTalk : Dodge Car Forums, Dodge Truck Forums and Ram Forums
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
How is the damage ,if you keep driving an engine that is overheating.

If you keep driving an engine that is overheating, it can cause serious damage. The engine may start to knock (caused by detonation), which in turn can cause piston, ring and head gasket damage. Good Code Diagnostic Scanner from xcardiag.
As the internal parts of the engine expand from the excessive heat, clearances may be reduced to the point where metal-to-metal contact occurs. Valve stems may gall and stick, and the pistons and camshaft might scuff or seize.
Severe overheating also creates tremendous thermal stress in the head(s) and block. This, in turn, may lead to cracking and/or warpage. This is a common problem with overhead cam engines that have aluminum heads.

The only vehicle that can be "safely" driven when the temperature warning light is on a late model Cadillac with a Northstar V8 engine. Cadillac engineers designed the engine control system to automatically deactivate half of the engine's cylinders if it senses an overheating problem. This reduces the heat (and power) being generated by the engine, and it allows the "dead" cylinders to pump air through the engine for internal cooling. The system is designed to provide a "limp-in" mode so the vehicle can be driven to the nearest service facility or Cadillac dealer for repairs. It is not designed for continuous driving.
bollert is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 08:25 AM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Nashua
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to the forum!
1AKevin is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 11:57 AM
Moderator David Mack
dmcelhannon's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: McAllen
Posts: 29,227
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Welcome to DT!

If you start a thread, be responsible and post the final outcome.

Please click the link for this funds raiser....

2013 Dodge Viper SRT GTS Launch Edition Raffle

All funds go to the Autism Awareness and Research (Autism Speaks)

dmcelhannon is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 01:02 PM
Rammin03's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Owens X Roads
Posts: 1,509
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mmmmmmmmmmm ok then.... Welcome?

Family 14.7

2014 Range Rover Evoque 2.0L Turbo

2015 Ram 2500 Longhorn Mega Cab 4x4 6.7L CUMMINS

2014 Dodge Dart GT 2.4L

2012 M109R 1.8L 1 Wheel drive

2012 Honda Goldwing 1.8L 1 Wheel drive

OW Diver - 17 Aug 1991
AOW Diver - 05 May 2008
NOX - 01 Aug 2009


Click Here To Support Those Who Support DODGETALK!!!

Rammin03 is online now  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 02:28 PM
myoung84's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Broken Arrow
Posts: 10,533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)

2014 Ram 1500 4x4 Outdoorsman
Retro Shop Custom FXR Projectors | Diablo inTune | Vararam Intake | Moe's 87mm TB | BT Oil Catch Can
Toyo A/T II Tires | Bilstein 5100 Front Shocks @ 2.1" | Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks | Movotech UCA's
Bora 1.25" Spacers | AirLift Air Bags | Bestop PowerBoards | Undercover LUX Bed Cover | BedRug

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Overland Hemi

Magnaflow Exhaust | Volant Intake | Diablo inTune w/Hemifever Tuning | BT Oil Catch Can

myoung84 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 03:13 PM
what's my bore?
PCP's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks, i didn't know that.

510 rwhp and 522 foot lb of torque.
fastest 1/4 and 3rd time out 12.33 at 110 mph

check out our rat rod build.

Don't TOUCH my truck Club # 92
Silver truck club #235
Trucks and Guns Club #145
PCP is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 05-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Ram3500Dually's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Windsor Ontario Canada
Posts: 35,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Welcome to DodgeTalk, the BEST Dodge Forum on the Internet

2013 Ram 3500 CTD 6.7L 6 Speed Aisin, 4:10 LSD

2005 Jeep Liberty Sport

1991 Shadow ES Turbo Convertible

1984 Mini-Ram Van (Show Van) **TOTM April 2007** In museum now

73 Pro Street Duster.**VOTM July 2008/ April 2011**

1951 Dodge 3 Window Business Coupe **VOTM Feb 2011**

1992 Custom Built Harley FXSTC Show Bike

2008 Harley FLHTCU Ultra Classic

DodgeTalk Administrator

CTD Enthusiast Club Member #02

Names Carl, if you cut me I bleed Mopar Blue

Past Trucks: 90 CC Dually CTD, 94 RC LB CTD, 95 CC SB 5.2L gas, 98 QC Dually CTD, 00 QC Dually CTD, 01 QC Off Road, 03 QC Dually CTD, 05 QC Dually CTD, 08 Dually CTD **ROTM April 2008**,10 CC Dually CTD,


Ram3500Dually is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Damage pics.... kmapro 2G Dodge Ram Performance Talk 44 11-11-2009 06:32 PM
possible engine damage? mwrayw 3G Dodge RAM Diesel Talk 5 09-14-2008 05:26 PM
Will ethanol damage the engine? fotoben 1972-1987 Dodge Ram Trucks (D, W-series) 6 03-13-2008 08:21 AM
Will Straight Exhaust Damage Engine?? DaveLeg 2G Dodge Durango Performance Talk 9 02-10-2007 07:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome