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Rusty antifreeze bottle and sight smell of gas in backflow bottle

I have a 96 ford windstar the motor keeps overheating so we did a coolent flush and a new therm. well a week later the coolet is rusty and and has a order of gas in the bottle.the oil looks great no coolent or water in it the motor runs so quiet you can not even hear it .

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Sounds like a head gasket to me! Get that fixed if you plan on keeping that one.

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The tepurature gauge barley moves at all, very littl heat output.


I'm betting on the new thermostat fixing the problem.

Good luck Loringh

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