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While driving the temperature gauge will go up almost to overheating then drop quickly back to normal. This happens intermittently regardless of how fast you are driving or if you are on hillls or flatland, The gauge never stays in the high range for more than a minute or two at a time.

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Check for air pockets in the cooling system and bleed if present. If you have a radiator cap, take it off and look inside. If it is not full, fill it with coolant and start the engine. Turn the heater on and let the engine run until it is warm and the thermostat has opened. Continue to fill the radiator or reservoir until the level stops falling. Check for the presence of any bleed ports in the system. Bleed ports may be on the housings that radiator or heater hoses attach to or may be installed in the hoses themselves.

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