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Car is overheating--thermostat has been changed--radiator does not leak but it has had barrs stop leak put in--car does not seem to be getting coolant from the resevoir

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Barr's Leak can be used to seal leaks, but if they put too much it can make a car overheat, unfortunately for you.

Try to flush out the system and replace any subsequent leaky parts to properly repair the cooling system and engine.

Hopefully, you don't have a blown head gasket, as this is a very expensive repair.

Good luck to you.

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