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My car runs hot and leaks water. I have changed out the thermostat, water pump, and had a timing change. With my car being out of time will it burn alot of gas and still run hot?

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I would have you engine checked for either a blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head or cracked block. Do you ever see white smoke come out of the exhaust? Especially when it has set for a while.

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