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1988 suzuki samurai radiator water comes out overflow after driving 45 minutes

I have replaced the radiator cap and the thermostat and it still does it. It doesn't seem to over heat because I catch it in time but makes an antifreeze mess over everything.

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Hi have a look at water in the radiator when the engines running see if you can see bubbles constant ly i think you will find there is this is because the headgaskets gone and the gases are escaping from the engine into your radiator pushing your water out there is a cheap fix for this they now do a soultion that you pour into the radiator and it chemically combines when it finds the problem due to the excess heat created it is a perminant fix and a lot cheaper than headgasket sets head machined etc yates210456

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