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I put a new radiator with a new temp sensor n it, and a new temp sensor on the motor, and a new thermostat and its still tryin to run hot and it seems to be building up a lot of pressure n the radiator.....im thinkin maybe its the head gasket but i dont know.....help me out.

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  • bretanthony3 Jan 02, 2011

    i stuck the overflow hose n a bottle of water and there were bubbles comin out of it and i havnt seen any bleeders nowhere.....will that b all it is a blown head gasket or can i expect a cracked head or a warped head because its runnin fine except for gettin hot

  • bretanthony3 Jan 02, 2011

    i stuck the overflow hose n a bottle of water and there were bubbles comin out of it and i havnt seen any bleeders nowhere.....will that b all it is a blown head gasket or can i expect a cracked head or a warped head because its runnin fine except for gettin hot

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Hi, here is a test you can do for the head gasket: park on an incline, remove the radiator cap, start the car and let it warm up until there is flow in the radiator. Fill the radiator and keep it full while the engine continues to run. Look for any bleed ports the system may have either in the hoses or at the attach point housings. Crack any bleeders open to allow any air out. Top off the radiator all the way to the neck and make sure there are no bubbles coming up. Bubbles coming out the radiator are an indication of a blown head gasket.

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Jan 02, 2011

    Hi, whenever you have a blown head gasket, you always need to check the head for warpage. Any minor warpage can be corrected by resurfacing. Unless there is an obvious spot on the gasket that was leaking, you should also have the head tested for a crack to the water jacket. Hopefully it's obvious from the gasket. When removing the head, do it carefully so as not to further damage the gasket. Look carefully at the gasket around the coolant passages for a spot where gas from the cylinder may have passed over. Please let me know if you have more questions.

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