Check engine light on. Engine temp ran high but did not overheat. on 2000 Lincoln LS

Car temp ran high and the warning came on for check engine temp and reduced engine power. Shut off car no steam coming out or under. Waited 15min and started car up and it ran fine. The check engine light comes on every other fill up. Any suggestions as to cause

by in Barrington, RI on June 11, 2012
1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by on June 11, 2012
YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A CODE FOR ENG OVERTEMP HAVE CLEARED AND MAKE SURE YOU WATCH TEMP GAUGE
COMMENT by on June 11, 2012
Would it be recommended to have the thermostat replaced? I have looked at various websites on the Lincoln LS and some people say it is a blown head gasket.
COMMENT by on June 11, 2012
is it still running hot. i would not guess at a blown head gasket i would have it ck'd by your mech. it sounds like they are just throwing darts. get a prof opinion b4 you listen to the web sites
COMMENT by on June 11, 2012
Thanks. It is at the mechanic but of course I try to be somewhat informative. THanks again for your input