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You may be right in thinking you have blown a head gasket if it has gotten to hot i may have cracked the head

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Obviously, check the coolant level first.
I'm sure you've already done that, so next would be to replace the thermostat. If the thermostat is sticking in the closed position, the engine will overheat.
It could also be that the radiator is getting plugged, in which case you'd either need a new radiator or you'd need to have the radiator professionally cleaned.
If it's "none of the above", it could be a damaged head gasket. Generally, if the head gasket goes it causes the coolant to blow out the overflow. Once the head gasket has failed the engine just won't hold coolant. If that's the case the only real option is to remove the head, have it machined to make it perfectly flat again, (overheating causes heads to warp slightly and a new head gasket won't seal properly) and reassemble.
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Yes, it sounds like the water pump or radiator is bad. And the car overheated in the first place, which warped the head on it. It is an aluminum head and if it gets too hot for very long then it will give somewhere. And that is what you bought. Or when the head warped, the engine did to. Or it cracked, and the antifreeze leaked into the cylinder and you leaked antifreeze there and overheated now. But it should have had steam coming out of exaust. Or running bad, missing? Did yoy have the water pump replaced?

Or he could have put the gasket on backwards and it blocked off one or two holes that the antifreeze travels through to cool that head and the intake.

I hope this helps.

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Did you overheat real bad ?
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