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Motor has just started to knock a bit, turned off than restarted it, almost didn't want to start again, dragged a bit

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Check coolant level,, had same happen to me. Had bad head gasket, all my coolant went into engine on top of pistons. Engine locked up, removed spark plugs, used remote start button, when engine rolled over, all coolant shot out spark plug holes.

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