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When i start the car it shows half temperature gauge within 5 minutes temperature lights start flashing and gauge is at max temp, even though car does not seem to be overheating

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You could have a bad temp. sending unit,its either that or thermostat,hopefully its not the head gasket that will be expensive.i would start with the thermostat.

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You need to have it checked, because you will blow up your motor, if the exhaust is plugged.

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As a safety measure, fit a new thermostat and senser. Then top up with antifreeze and water pertaining to where you are.

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