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OK, it looks like my time in the MR2 world is over. I was stuck in traffic tonight and forgot that my radiator fans don't come on (relay not installed..don't ask). It was dark and I was tired so I didn't notice the smoke until much later. Once I had some room on the highway to cool the radiator, I still got the temp gauge needle past H and the check engine light came on. I pulled over and let her cool for 10 mins. I tried to start her, but no luck so I had to get her towed home.

How can I check if my engine is done?

Sad day...
 

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Ouch, sorry to hear that man. The same thing happened to me. If your head is blown, it would be cheaper to buy yourself a new engine for the car. For my rebuilding the head would have cost, I believe, $1600, a brand new engine, water pump, and thermostat, with labor ran me $1065. I got a JDM motor, with only 40,000 miles on it, and it runs beautifully. By the way it sound, the same thing happened to you as it happened to me. I would say that you dont even have to check to see if its dead. Just use this as an excuse to get a new motor :thumbup
 

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Check the oil and coolant for contamination from one another. Compression test. Possibility it may come back to life, but chances are blew the HG and possbly warped mounting surfaces :mad: . Prolly going to have to go with a full rebuild. But, before you do that - fix your fans. Not sure why you thought it would be okay to run w/o them, maybe it just happened:lame: .
 

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I got her to start up this morning. HG is shot as I got white smoke coming out quite a bit. I'll probably keep her until I can find a stock SC to replace it with.
 
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