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My mazda 323 1988 ,is boiling ,boiling water

My mazda 323 1988 ,is boiling ,boiling water returned to the retainer and is also smoking black smoke.

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Mad mazda ma is correct try replacing the thermostat first add anti freeze and water about 50/50 then if it does not overheat work on the over fuel problem. If it still overheats and boils out water you have a bad head gasket or cracked head gasket. For the overheating problem it could be many things besides the two I mentioned. For instance Bugs in the radiator or A bad radiator cap take the cap to the auto parts store and ask them to pressure test it if it is bad that too could cause it to overheat, if fact this is the first thing to do. If the cap is bad it will allow the water to boil If it has antifreeze and water it will not boil up to 220 degrees F. if the cap is bad it will boil at 212 degrees once the cap is good then do the thermostat. Then check that the throttle plate is closed when the engine is cold, is it? If no push on the fuel pedal once look to see if the plate closes, does it? No? Then the throttle plate needs to be cleaned. You may need to do a top engine clean to clear out the carbon in the engine. If it still overheats I would also check the catalytic converter since you have black smoke it is possible that it has plugged up and this to is causing it to overheat. IF you need more help post a request to e-mail you recieve.

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Black smoke means it is over fueling try and get on top of the over heating problem first check you coolant level and may be remove the thermostat and check it in a bucket of boiling water if it dos not open replace it then you may have to reset your auto choke as this is yousaly the problem with over fueling on this model car

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