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95 olds aurora running hot on freeway mostly oil light keeps coming on but oil never shows It's low. Check engine light on & it keeps saying engine hot....a/c off. Got new radiator thermostat reservoir hoses...how do I know if it's head gaskets or is it possibly catalytic converter?

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Check themostat it ususally is located where the hose from top of radiator goe onto motor. Oil pump inside oil pan may be bad.
water pump may not be working

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head gasket most likely.

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yes, not having an overflow reservoir for your radiator will cause you to lose water. As your engine warms up the water expands and creates pressure in the cooling system. When the pressure reaches a certain point(usually about 15 psi.) the radiator releives the pressure by releasing water into the overflow tank. When the engine cools back down the water shrinks pulling water back into the radiator from the overflow. If there is no overflow, the everytime the engine warms up on a drive water will be lost and not recovered on cooldown.

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SOURCE: catalytic converter check engine light 2001 s60 volvo

usually if you start to hear a rumble, and by rumble i mean it sounds like a bunch of pieces of metal are clanking around in your exhaust then the catalytic converter needs to be repaired. It could also be the oxygen sensor which is located on top of the converter. Volvo did an interesting job of having them sit on top of each other.

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SOURCE: 2000 Malibu keeps running hot.

You replaced the head gasket but did you get the head or heads checked for cracks or check the block for warpage?

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