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Old 01-10-2014, 04:42 PM
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Curious to see how this goes.

Did coolant go all over the place? I have a feeling he shorted some shit.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:19 PM
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It could be just wet electronics that need to dry out. An engine also needs air, I would check to see if the air filter is soaked. Before I started pulling plugs or anything else I would pull the dipstick and see if the oil on it looks normal.

With electric fuel pumps, excess fuel return lines and fuel injection vapor lock is history.

If the engine will rotate normally it has not seized. There is another reason it is not starting, very likely related to all the coolant spaying around. Check the top of the engine and see if there is any collection of coolant anywhere.

If you are able to start the engine and have not refilled the cooling system, it is imperative to turn it before it overheats again.

Unfortunately, if you ran the engine until it quit on it's own and that was after the gauge was pegged for very long you could have internal engine damage. Was the engine getting noisy before it quit?
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I read this all the time on car forums: "Won't turn over" when you really mean "cranks normally but won't start".

If the engine "won't turn over", I'm assuming you mean you hit the starter and the engine doesn't turn like it normally would when you're trying to start it and I assume you mean it's hydro-locked.

If you really mean "it cranks like normal but won't start" it'd be better to say that.

As others have said, I've never heard of a mechanism in any car that prevents it from starting if it's been overheated.
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