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While in my way home, I noticed sudden rise of engine temperature. The radiator water is empty.I noticed that the engine radiator has cracks arount the clipping metal. I brought my car to the nearest mechanic and this Mechanic suggested a conversion of the top header into copper material.After the repair of radiator, I noticed water from the radiator is overflowing into the reservoir continiously and ultimately reducing the watew inside the radiator.Is this the sign that I need to reopen the cylinderhead and have the gasket replaced anew?

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It is normal for some antifreeze move into the overflow tank when the engine cools down after it is shutoff and draw the antifreeze back into the engine when it is warmup, but if it is push antifreeze into the overflow tank and overflowing the tank then most likely the cylinder head is cracked or the headgasket is blown. You can take it to a automotive shop and have them check for hydrocarbons (exhaust gases) in the radiator.

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