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Car overheated now *putters*

Long story short car was driven and overheated with white smoke. smoke came from radiator. got the car proper fluids and oil as it was close to none. car drove regularly and got it home. next day I try to drive it and has a slight powerloss then catches its self. A little but later car starts and now putters and sounds like its struggling to stay on. Checked oil and its fine, then i checked the radiator overfill and it has some brown sludge stuff inside the mix. any help?
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

head gasket is probably blown
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

Sounds like it
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

Look top of the oil cap/dip stick/coolant for milky oil. They sell/rent blown headgasket tester at some part stores
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

last i checked with the fkuids i checked the oil for it being milky, its not. it was driving fine after the over heat then when to this after a day and a half
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

Check your spark plugs to see if they are fouled.
Also check your distributor cap and pcv for build up.

Now, back to the overheat thing...do you know why it over heated? Have you solved that?

Did you empty your overflow?
The brown stuff seems like you should drain your coolant and put in fresh. But when the radiator is empty, fill it with water and let that drain out before refilling. Best to use bottled water with any minerals filtered out when mixing it with your new coolant. A 50/50 mix will be ok. Buy the full strength kind. With a gallon of full strength coolant and a gallon of store bought water, you get 2 gallons when mixed 50/50.
And give that overflow bottle a good cleaning as well.
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

Good advice Mike.
If problems persist, compression test/ leak down test could be next cheapest option
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

Brown sludge in radiator? Only time I have seen this is when I cracked a head. Oil runs at a higher pressure than hot coolant under pressure. Oil pushes and forces its way into the coolant. Result is brown sludge in radiator.
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

Been really busy of late. Now i can go into more detail.
I was not driving lude at the time it over heated. Had to go to MEPS to finish my enlistment and let my friend i live with use my car when i was leaving. We all share cars mind you. Told him it was running hot. Anywho. I guess it over heated and white smoke came from the radiator cap. Radiator was completely empty i guess after letting it cool off and filled with water temp to get it closer to the house. I guess then they looked and there was no radiator cap and the oil was pretty much all gone. Went to autozone got the cap and fluid/oil and filled it up. The car fired right up and drove home normally and for the next day and a half and then it started having a rough idle/shaking and a hesitation from a dead start. Now also has a weird noise from eexhaust.any ideas? Need this car running asap
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Re: Car overheated now *putters*

I heard a sorta slurping/girgling sound at my exhaust oulet today. Car sits a lot due to running issues...anyway, thought of this thread..

Your exhaust pipe is likely full of water and causing tremendous back pressure...give it some good vroom vroom treatment to expel all that water...or drive it first gear for 10 minutes or so keeping the rpm's 2500 or more. Get that water good n hot so it'll boil...then some vroom vroom.

Park it on a really steep hill or jack it up as much as possible may work if she don't run good.
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Pressure test radiator maybe to verify head crack?
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