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I have a 4liter '96 4door explorer 2 wheel drive. Temp gauge is showing pegged all the way after a couple of minutes driving then after 1 to 2 minutes it goes down to mid and stays there. when it overheats it boils over the overflow tank and is very thick and milky white. 1. Could this be the t stat? 2. Where is it located? 3. How do you flush the coolant system?

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The thermostat is slow to open because the coolant is too thick from the oil. The coolant is thick because oil is getting into the coolant. It sounds like you have a leaking head gasket or a cracked head.

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