Hello everyone. Can overheating damage the sleeves (cylinders) in any way? Particularly at the lower part? I'm replacing the head gaskets after running without water and my mechanic, who's never worked on a Maxima before, told me that, after overheating, engines with sleeves instead of a bored block may have damages at the lower area where it's supposed to be sealed and not let water and oil mix. Is this a real risk in Maxima Engines? It's a 1996 3.0 24v V6. I appreciate any thoughts.
Can overheating damage the engine sleeves? on 1996 Nissan Maxima
by PeterKleine in Clayton Lake, ME on December 19, 2011
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by euromech on December 21, 2011
Do not worrye about it . Those are not removable sleeves.
COMMENT by PeterKleine on December 21, 2011
Thanks very much for the reply! What really worried me about it is the fact that this engine (VQ30DE - 1996 Nissan Maxima 3.0) is a wet sleeve engine. So it has seals at the bottom of every sleeve, which are in contact with water all around. If you can tell for sure that this is no concern on this specific engine, please reply, because you'd have saved my life! :)
Thanks to all the help I got so far, I can rephrase my first question, being more specific: - What is the chance of overheating damaging the lower seals of the the wet sleeves of a Nissan VQ30DE...