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If you just replaced the water pump and radiator, and done a by-pass on the heater core. what will cause the water/coolant to bubble thou the hoses from the coolant container and cause a over flow from the coolant contain.

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More then likely it has a blown head gasket, a shop can pressure and verify

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Bypassing the heater core shouldn't effect it that way. Make sure she has "burped" out all of the air. Otherwise, you may have a restriction somewhere.

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