1996 Nissan Maxima Q&A
1996 Nissan Maxima Question: Can overheating damage the engine sleeves?
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. - PeterKleine
Do not worrye about it . Those are not removable sleeves. - euromech
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...