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06-04-2006, 12:46   #1
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Can you damage a car by parking on a slope?

Can you damage a car by leaving it parked on a 45 degree slope for 2 weeks? My girlfriend did this. Today is the first day she has driven it in almost two weeks and her engine is heating up a lot. She has had to pull over several times to let it cool.
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06-04-2006, 12:50   #2
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Parking at a slope should not be a problem, but you might want to check the radiator for coolant/water, might have a leak in your system, if left sitting for two weeks there might be feck all water in it!
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Can you damage a car by leaving it parked on a 45 degree slope for 2 weeks? My girlfriend did this. Today is the first day she has driven it in almost two weeks and her engine is heating up a lot. She has had to pull over several times to let it cool.
Only way would be if you forgot to pull the handbrake and it rolled down the hill


Parking on a hill will not cause damage to a car
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Is there a chance the brakes are seized slightly which could be causing extra work for the engine?

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06-04-2006, 14:49   #5
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Is there a chance the brakes are seized slightly which could be causing extra work for the engine?

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I'll check that out.
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Have you checked all the fluids yet? I'd be thinking along the same lines as the magoo on this one.
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If the brakes were seized to the point of having to stop the engine to let it cool, there would be smoke also coming off the brakes. Do you find you have to work the engine harder to maintain progress?
Possible causes of over heating engine
- No coolant
- Blockage in cooling system
- Thermostat not opening
- Head gasket fecked
- Fan not working

What year is the car, make, mileage, last serviced, normal driving envoirment, town or country, whats the coolant level like?
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Edit - - Double post sorry!

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can a car be damaged by parking half on a footpath. left side up and right side down? just wondering thanks.
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can a car be damaged by parking half on a footpath. left side up and right side down? just wondering thanks.
As long as the car is not completely upside down, you should be OK.
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can a car be damaged by parking half on a footpath. left side up and right side down? just wondering thanks.
Probably only by pedestrians extracting long overdue revenge for this unpunished offence (it's even listed in the old "Rules of the Road").
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can a car be damaged by parking half on a footpath. left side up and right side down? just wondering thanks.
Depends how high the footpath is! And how fast you mount it!
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Can you damage a car by leaving it parked on a 45 degree slope for 2 weeks? My girlfriend did this. Today is the first day she has driven it in almost two weeks and her engine is heating up a lot. She has had to pull over several times to let it cool.
Is there such thing as a 45 degree slope on any public road/street in this country? thats a 1 in 1 slope.. never seen this other than offroad.
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As long as the car is not completely upside down, you should be OK.
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Is there such thing as a 45 degree slope on any public road/street in this country? thats a 1 in 1 slope.. never seen this other than offroad.


Yes, I think the steepest roads are 1 in 4 or 5. The only time I recall seeing a car at 45 degrees would be some car transporters.
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