i was driving home from airport. a five hour drive. two hours into drive I see a little spray of water come up on my windshield. I thought wtf was that. I was looking at my guages for any signs of error. everything seemed okay. but as I looked out my side mirror I coukd see smoke!!. my engine temp was full into the hot side. I pulled over. opened the hood to a cloud of smoke. the overflow container top had opened. antifreeze was all over the place. and whike i was coming to a stop I left a nice trail of antifreeze on the road. I managed to get to a fas station to buy some antifreeze to try and re fill it. I emptied the whole container into the rad, plus filled the overflow chamber back to the cold line. there was about a 1 hour break in between all this. so I started it back up and the temps seemed normal. everything sounded ok. so I proceeded down the highway as there is a gas station I was trying to get to which was about 3-4 km away. well the temps stayed in the normal range, right in the middle of hoy and cold. but right as I got to the off ramp the temp apiked all the way to hot again. I put it in neutral to try and coast in to gas station. so my car was idling while I was coasting my last 100 m to a place to stop. then the engine died on its own. I managed to just coast to the spot i intended. I had a look under the hood. the new fluids I out in were still full. I waited about 10 mins. tried to start it and oh oh!! I heard a very bad sound from the starter. the starter was turning but something sounded very bad. I quickly gave up trying to start it. I managed to call a friend to get a ride home. but wtf is up with my car. I wasnt speeding.b I had been on the highway for approx 1 hour, traveling about 115+120 km an hour. the day prior to this I drove the whole 5 hour trip in one shot with no issues.
can anyone give me a idea of what's up?
there are no engine check codes as I ran my cobb ap to check for any errors. so i am at a loss as to what is wrong with this. I juat had all the fluids checked less than a month ago. I only have 79000 kms on it. the car is in very good condition. I will be phoning my extended warranty this morning to see what's up. but is my car ruined. I have never seen a car not start after it overheating.
but I am no mechanic. anyone have some advice?
Well things look bad. I had it at the shop and they said the water pump seized up, Which then knocked the timing off or something. They are telling me I need a new engine. And I talked to my Nationwide Warranty and they say they dont cover problems that arise from engine overheating. So what, That is it. I need a new motor. The warranty at this point said they will cover the cost of a new water pump plus install labour time. but this is a big gap to a new engine. Does anyone have some advice on how to fix this without a brand new engine. Apparently Subaru told them around 8000 for a new motor. And the closet used motor is 5000 and it has 90,000km on it. 10,000km more than mine. I am soo mad. My warranty has unlimited coverage per claim. But they are taking the stance that they wont help. Please I need some advice as I need my car back. Thanks