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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Question: Will it damage anything for Engine to have overheat for about 3 minutes

 

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Buck52, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Albertville, AL, May 10, 2013, 17:04
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Engine temp went over 240 degrees for about 3 minutes because of low coolant; it didn't appear to have damaged anything but what should I be expecting.

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    goodguy May 10, 2013, 17:25
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    it shouldnt do a lot of damage as long as there are no knocking noises in the engine ,but I would check to see why the coolant was low

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    Superior Auto Diesel Repair May 10, 2013, 22:32
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    depends on mileage and the type of vehicle some head gaskets blow faster then others

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