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Mazda 626 '92 overheats,vibrating, wont accelerate.

Oil floating on top of the radiator. Does this means ive got a blown gasket, how much am i looking at?

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    Same problem here. Car idles high and overheats. Heat isn't blowing hot air either. We've changed the thermostat and it ran fine for a day, but now back to its old tricks.



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Reve the car and see if there is an air bobble on top of the radiator, if so change gasket , if not hope full not a cylinder head corrosion.

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