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I have a 316 bmw an its overheating. i changed outside ratiator thermosat water pump an the head gaskets fine. could it be the inside ratiator

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    done head and water pump but still overheating,why?







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Definitely can be the radiator.... if not take second look at that head gasket look under cap for a creamish deposit, that one sign of coolant and oil mixing. Good Luck

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