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MY 2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN RAN HOT 2 MORNINGS AGO. I PULLED OVER AND PUT APPROX. 4 LITERS OF WATER INTO THE RESEVOIR TANK. ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER STARTED THE VEHICLE AGAIN AND IT HASN'T RUN HOT AGAIN. I WAS TOLD THAT THE THERMASTAT MAY HAVE STUCK AND IS A GOOD IDEA TO REPLACE IT. BUT WAS ALSO TOLD THE INTAKE GASKET HAS A LEAK AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. PLEASE ADVISE.

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If you want to be, 'completely' sure, that there is/isn't a leak, get it pressure tested.
If there is a problem, it will be made evident.
Ask your local mechanic.
That should sort it out,
Happy motoring;)

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