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Had my acura tl overheat brought the vehicle into the shop thinking that it was a blown head gasket. the mechanics replaced a rad cap, thermostat and coolant. car runs fine but i fear as i am not a mechanic that the car my overheat once again. what should i do as preventive maintenace

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Keep an eye on your temp gauge, check your radiator fluid daily for a week (or until you're comfortable that the mechanics fixed the issue), and pay attention to odd smells (radiator fluid). A bad seal on the radiator cap would allow fluids to leak out, so hopefully you're all set now.

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