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I think i have either a craked head,cracked block or stuck thermostat. car gets hot right away

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Try this first ,, remove the thermostat and replace it,, thats the cheapest way to go,, if that does not fix the issue,, you can try this ,, check the oil, Look for a milky white gunk on the dip stick,, if you have that , It means your getting oil in the water, which could be a head gasket or bad head,, do a compression check on all cylinders,, they should be within 5 to 10 lbs of each other,, just because the motor is getting hot fast doesn't mean to expect the worst, but it does mean the problem needs correction, Is it using more oil than normal?? ,

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