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I have a 05 Mustang. When I started the car after work the theomsate needle showed up on the dash. I had just started the car, after it was sitting for 8 hr while I was working. I made sure to watch when I was driving to make sure I wasnt running hot. The gauge stayed dead in the middle, which it always is. Once I got home I had my son check the antifreeze. It just needed to be topped off, it wasnt low. I later went out and I drove less then 3 miles and the gauge went straight to hot. We changed the theromastate, then the water pump (since it had a leak), then the Timing Chain Gasket.. and now they are saying the Head Gasket is leaking. . . I have my car serviced on a regular basis since I drive a hour each way to work, it never drove hot accept for that day after it was topped with antifreeze. . . Im lost, definately confused as to what could have caused this. . . wouldnt there have been any signs??

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It could be a leaking head gasket, but I would try the Overflow Tank Cap. These will start to lose the ability to hold the pressure and cause your engine to overheat. It can run for weeks before it loses enough to show and again it can lose water within a small amount of time. The cap is like $12 maybe a little cheaper. Good Luck

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No you can blow a head gasket even only getting it hot that one time, it doesnt take much, extreme heat is a engines worst enemy, i would replace head gasket right away and to be safe i personally change the thermostats in my vehicle atleast once a year. good luck

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