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I have a Steed 5 2.5 tdci, 2012 model. I have problems with it overheating.changed the radiator cap and thermostat, just drove about 60 km.soon as I got of the highway temp gauge shot up. Please help

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Check that the radiator is not blocked or covered. Make sure the fan goes on to cool the radiator. The temperature sensor may be bad. You can also try flushing the radiator to make sure you don't have a clog.

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