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Overheating and no heater while doing so

I just changed out my thermostat thinking it was the cause of my car overheating but it seems to still be doing the same thing. At idle it does not overheat but with any throttle involved it heats up and cools back down very slowly when i let off the throttle. The heater is not working through all this and for some reason my oil light is barely flickering in the dashboard.

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Replace the oil sending unit,and see if the light will go off.Next fill radiator up full,and or reservoir.Then bleed the cooling system of air.This will cause the engine to run hot,and no heat inside the car.The best way to bleed it is to,fill reservoir up full,to top,run engine and cut engine off before it gets hot,about 218,then wait about 30 to 45 minutes and check level in reservoir.It should have dropped.Refill,and repeat untill engine runs cool,and cooling fans cut on,and cut off by themselves.Do this with ac and defrost off.I hope this will help.

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