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What are the causes of overheating and how does a car on first gear for long runing automobile for long period of time cause overheating and why does that happen

asked Dec 11, 2016 in Mechanical by Safo Kofi (7 points) | 101 views

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Dear Safo Kofi,

It seems your one question, has more than one queries in them.Please keep them to one at a time,also please do post some research efforts rather simply a question.

Let me answer your question,

Every gear has a speed limit, and vehicle will not speed up like other gears with respect to first gear.

First gear is meant to get start a vehicle from still.

Also accelerating in first gear will lead to:

  • more fuel consumption
  • noise
  • vibrations 


It happens because engine has a specification for each gear to operate,If you exceed them then obviously components will wear out.

Most cases,

Engine has systems to control heat from engine,

For example:

Coolants can keep engines in optimal temperatures,

Keep an eye on coolants and also in oil levels.

answered Dec 12, 2016 by kevin (337 points)
edited Dec 12, 2016 by kevin