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Overheating gauge reads hot but car does not seem to be getting physically hot only happens after a drive and is at an idle.

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    Car overheats after about 20 min. of traveling. I have a 524 diesel. New radiator, hoses do not leak, full of coolant, 16lbs pressure cap, both clutch fan and electric fan seem to work properly. The check engine light comes on so I park and shut it off, then it boiles over out the reservoir mounted on the firewall.......I have a lincoln with the BMW 2.4 diesel in it.

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Check the COOLANT sensor , it might be defective , hope this helps , AJ

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