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The car was fine the temp never got over 180 i was racing and then park the car. i saw fluid leaking found out it was a bad cap. put a new cap and thermostat in and now the car is getting over 230 the fan wont come on unless the ac is on

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You never bled the air out of water jaket did you? you just filled it back with water and run the motor up,
you have an air lock in the coolent system,,,bleed it out,,, if this new thermostat never had a small hole in the top of it the air cant get out past the thermostat,,, and you cook the motor?

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