Hi guys. I've owned a 1991 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 SE since 2004. I picked it up for $500 with about 120,000 miles on it. It has 162,000 on it now, and it was running great until I let my sister barrow it.
I'll admit it's my fault for not changing the coolant more promptly, and she recently drove it 120 miles. It overheated a few times, and then eventually would not start.
I would imagine this is a head gasket failure? Since she was unable to start it, she had it towed to her place in Wisconsin. I'm in IL, and I have not had a chance to go and check it out.
I have seen head gasket failures cause white smoke, but is that why it isn't starting? Or is it because the heads are warped? She claims it only over heated three times...
Either way, I am going to examine it this weekend. Thanks for any input.