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In the winter time thats is not uncommon,just be sure there is still plenty of coolant in the system.

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your thermostat is not opening there for not allowing hot coolant to exchange into the radiator. replace thermostat.also causing you to overheat

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Hi. A lot of work has been done with the engine. I guess all was left is the head gaskets. Try replacing the head gaskets. I provided you a link for better understanding. Please click here.

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Cooling system

You still have air trapped in your cooling system, turn the heat to full and remove the radiator cap with engine running, Make sure you remove the radiator cap before you start the engine, once the engine has reached it's operating temperature and there is heat coming from the vents. Top off radiator till full and place the radiator cap back on with engine still running only on the first click, make sure the coolant over flow tank is at proper level and go for a test drive with the heat still on hottest setting. (roll the windows down).
Ofter test drive 5 min to 10min, with engine still running close off the radiator cap to the second click. Tank note that the cap may be to hot so use a rag and caution not to burn your self.
This should get any air in the cooling system out, any air in the system may cause the system to burst since the air will try to escape any week spot. That's why we only close the radiator cap to the first click to prevent any additional pressure that can cause a leak from the hot air.
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The water boils over and the car overheats within 15 mins of driving it is a suzuki vitara i just want to know is it head gasket or is it thermostat?

Look at the coolant and the oil. If either one has the other mixed into it, it is probably the head gasket. If not, it mat still be the head gasket but try this first: Check the car visually for any cooling system leaks. Make sure that the overflow tank tube is not obstructed and the tank itself is not cracked or leaking and the that the cap is in good shape. With the radiator cap off, start the car and let it run, top off the radiator with coolant as necessary. Grab the upper radiator hose every minute or so while monitoring the cars temp. gauge also. The hose should warm up slowly if the thermostat is working and eventually become solid to the touch from pressure. Once it opens, bring up the rpm of the engine(1500 to 1800 rpm) while you top off the cooling system, install the rad. cap THEN let the idle drop down. Feel the upper hose for air bubbles. If they are present, shut the car off, let cool and repeat the process. You may have air bubbles in the system, test and/or replace the radiator cap before you test the system. I hope that works for you.

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Temp gauge goes into the red while driving then back down to normal levels. Pulled over and checked the coolant level. Overflow was half full and the radiator cap was cool to the touch.

your thermostat is not opening there for not allowing hot coolant to exchange into the radiator. replace thermostat.also causing you to overheat

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Make sure the engine is cold and and remove the radiator cap. Top off the radiator and coolant recovery tank. Put the cap on the recovery tank but leave the radiator cap off. Start the engine. Monitor the temp. gauge about every 20 seconds. Carefully grab the upper radiator hose in 90 second intervals and very gently squeeze it a few times to help release the trapped air.The coolant level should drop visibly into the radiator as the thermostat opens. Now bring the rpm up to about 1800 and HOLD it there while you top off the system and then tighten down the radiator cap completely before you drop the engine rpm. I recommend using a friend to help with this procedure. Then let the car run as you check for the upper hose to feel warm and solid to the touch. Watch the gauge. The reading should be steady. If it starts to overheat, shut off the engine and wait for it to cool down. Repeat the procedure if necessary

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