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Old 03-08-2002, 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by 300EE320
[BIf the head gasket is leaking coolant into the cylinder you have a problem. Cranking the engine with one cylinder full of coolant can "hydrolock" the engine, usually resulting in a broken piston or bent connecting rod. You will have just "blown up" the engine.[/B]
If there is a chance coolant is leaking into the combustion chamber, heed these words. I saw a Chev engine that had hydrolocked on it's coolant, and it ain't pretty...
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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