Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-103658-vm9eggjs:173:8

Q: Car overheated - 1972 Pontiac Ventura

asked by on

I have a high-mileage car and I think the head gasket might be blown. I had it replaced once already. Several days ago, I went on a longer road trip and the car started to overheat. I added water and let the car sit for a while to cool down. I found water in the cylinder when I got home. What might be the issue?

A: Hello there, head gaskets are one of the co...

Hello there, head gaskets are one of the common fail points on older vehicles with higher miles such as your 1972 Pontiac Ventura. If replacing the head gasket did not fix the issue, then it is likely that the head gaskets are warped or cracked. This can occur when the engine is overheated and may not be apparent until the engine gets warm again. If you'd like help with this, consider having a qualified automotive technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect and diagnose this overheating issue and determine why the cylinders are still filling up with water.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car is spitting coolant from the overflow tank

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the coolant strength to see what the protection is. A good protection will read 164 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the radiator cap to see if the seal is torn or if the release valve...

Q: Leak in the braking system

Generally, that's the brake master cylinder, and when they leak, they leak into the booster. So what you might try to do is take the master cylinder off and see if the inside is wet. Take a flashlight and look...

Q: Is it possible to patch a radiator if the hole is small enough?

Hello, patching a radiator is not recommend. From the location point the radiator tank is cracked. Overheating the engine can lead to internal damage. There is a web site (rock auto.com) that has great prices on parts. A radiator of...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...