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My mark vii with a new waterpump hoses and system

My 1996 mark viii with a new waterpump hoses and system flush still runs hot.
my mechanic feels it may be in the intake manifold

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Sounds more like a head leak to me. Check your oil and antifreeze for muddiness or oil for a coffee and cream color.

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Watch the temp gauge on your dash. The thermostat should open as it warms up, before the gauge gets up to half-way. You can tell when the thermostat starts to open-the upper radiator hose will start feeling hot, or at least start warming up. You will get a rough idea if the thermostat is working properly. By the time engine is at normal operating temperature, the thermostat should be fully open and the hose will feel quite warm. If the hose is still cool when engine is at operating temp., the thermostat may be opening too late, as in wrong thermostat. Not very likely, but always possible.
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