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Overheating and heater bloing cold air

I have an 89 eldorado and it started overheating and running dry on antifreeze . i always have to add coolant and the heater will rarely blow warm air there is no coolant in the oil and i have replaced the radiator a year ago as well as the water pump my guess is that it is the head gasket but i could be wrong

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A coolent pressure test will tell you if its a head gasget or maybe aleak someware else. if its head gasget it will either fill up cyl.or go into oil pan. its posible to be intake gasget too. pressure test is in order.

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