my car died while driving down the highway after I got to the side of highway smoke was coming from engine was white pop up hood. an I seen next to my oil cap a rubber black hose with a rubber elbow was blown I don't know what the hose is called but I checked oil an it was low did my car blow up??or is there some kind of safety shut off when it gets to the point of high temps??? please let me know if you can help

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The part you're describing as a black rubber hose sounds like a radiator hose. The white smoke would have been hot coolant. If the car quit due to losing coolant, more than likely the engine has severely overheated. This will most likely incur major engine work or possibly even replacement.

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