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Temp spikes up and overheats also misses real bad for about ten minutes then quits and runs okay

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It sounds like you may have a head gasket going out, if a head gasket is going bad it will cause the engine to overheat and also to leak antifreeze into the cylinders causing the engine miss you're talking about.

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