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I didnt put antifreeze in my coolant and the block froze up now its overheating after running a few mins any suggestions for diagosis?

Weve thawed and drained the block

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Is the water pump working or did you damage it during the freeze up.
Watch for coolant flow, if you have to splice in a clear piece of hose.
Head gasket?
Block damage?

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