Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 2 kilometer run and the temperature is hotter than normal.

asked by on

2 kilometer run but the temperature is hotter than normal and the oil is getting out from the lid.

My car has 44262 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hi there. Check the coolant level in the r...

Hi there. Check the coolant level in the radiator. If the radiator is low on coolant, fill it up to the top and check for any visible leaks. If the coolant is not leaking, then check the engine oil and make sure that its full. If the oil and coolant are full, then the thermostat could be stuck halfway open. This will cause the engine to get hot, but not completely overheat. I recommend replacing the thermostat and the radiator cap. If you need further assistance with your vehicle overheating, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clutch not disengaging (can't change gears) 1998 Mitsubishi Galant

Hi there - great diagnostic work, I believe you are correct in diagnosing a completely failed clutch throwout bearing. Replacement of the clutch assembly is, unfortunately, now in order. Don't forget the pilot bearing while doing this service - it...

Q: My brother-in-law is fixing the car. First time yes it's been going on about two weeks finally the check engine light came on yesterday.

If the spark plugs are becoming coated with engine oil and there is excessive oil in the exhaust system, then there could be three symptoms to check. Symptoms PCV Valve could be plugged making the engine over pressurize and...

Q: My oil bolt came off and I fixed it and put new oil, now car is smoking by the engine

Hi there. Anytime you have a serious situation like this occur when your car's engine is running with no oil, serious engine damage can occur. In some cases, piston rings and valve guides in the cylinder head are the first...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...