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Q: Overheated '98 Mazda

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I have a '98 Mazda that overheated and the sparkplug wires melted to the block. What other kind of damage has been done?

A: If it got that hot, it may have destroyed t...

If it got that hot, it may have destroyed the engine entirely. I would advise have a mechanic check it out and do some compression testing and tell you if it is worthwhile going any further or not - before you decide whether or not to sink a bunch of money into it.

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