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Overheating why 1995 lumina has been overheating constantly although i continue to fill it with coolant and water

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Where is all the coolant going? Hopefully not into the block.
I am not an auto mechanic but If coolant needs to be replenished regularly and there are no leaks evident, then I would suspect a faulty head gasket.

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hopefully its only a clogged radiator and not a clogged engine block.

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