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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 07:31 AM
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Maybe Totalled My Cobalt...

I went in the ditch the other night after going over a hill and through a snow drift that was only half way through my lane. Got a wrecker to pull me out, walked around the car and everything looked fine. Car was running a little warm but I figured it was cause of poor air through the snow packed radiator.

Next day, i goto drive to town. 15 miles.... The car is getting hot quick. Ok so there is snow in there.... I'll just goto the car wash. By the time i get a mile out of town the overheat idiot light pops on... Temp - about 260F. I get to town and the first place i get to pull in is Autozone... Temp - 305F. Motor is knocking and it shuts down.

My buddy comes out and asks whats wrong, and I tell him what has happened so far. We pop the hood, and the raidator/ac condensor and fans are pushed up tight to the motor and is shapped like a U. There is no coolant in the jug. So that explains everything. He pulled out the dipstick and the Oil was boiling on the stick! But looked ok.... Pulled the oil filler cap off.... Milk-shake looking.

Goto AAA in town, call from there to file my claim. They had a tow truck pick up my car and take it less then a hlf mile down the road to the dealership / body shop. So far the damage is at $1,300 just to get the radiator, a/c condenser, engine fans, and ac charged. Then the tranny pan is dented and there adding that. Next there going to pull the codes on the computer and fix all of those issues. And there is also a bent rim or two as well.....

I know that 2.2L Eco is toasted. No way it could hold up to that heat. So now they got me in a 2010 HHR LT Flex-fuel POS.... Its a dog compared to the cobalt. I know I never posted much, but I though I'd share this and I'll let you know what they do.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 09:50 AM
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Damn dude. Sorry to hear about your luck
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I stopped by there today and the service manager said they are going to work on it more monday. He said they had to push it in a repair bay cause it won't start.
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 01:13 AM
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Yeah, running it without coolant can kill the engine fairly quick. The cooling system on these cars are about as fragile as Rick DiPietro. A large raccoon can easily destroy the radiator.


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Rick DiPietro lol.... one bunch, fractured face .... ah that was hilarious, by a penguin no less... wimpiest team out there... then again Johnson is more of a traveller than a penguin....

sorry to hear about the car... usually when they pull a car out a ditch they inspect the entire thing... guess they waved you off too early.


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wimpiest team out there...
Implying we don't have the most penalty minutes in the league right now.



But anyways, back to the topic before we get slapped.

Since the car is a 05 base, the insurance may write it off if it needs a new engine.


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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 08:52 AM
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This sucks to hear Hopefully everything works out for ya.
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why wouldnt you pop the hood and look at that before you overheat it???

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 01:41 PM
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yehh that motor is gone, 305 is freekin brutal hot, sry dude



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