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I have a 1.6L SOHC '88 Mazda 323 that is over heating and boiling. I replaced the thermostat and it helped but still over heats. The fan runs and there is white smoke coming out of the tail pipe. When I first start it it goes into a weird high revving cycle where it pumps the gas between 3000 and 4000 rpms. Any suggestions? Has relatively new rad/ rad.cap.

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  • Ryan Burns Jan 04, 2011

    Also I just had the whole system flushed. The heater in the car doesn't blow hot air.

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Sorry to say you have a blown head gasket. Lee

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  • Micas Jul 29, 2011

    Just had the same problem and I replaced the water pump.

  • Lee Seliga Jul 31, 2011

    Let me know how that works out for you.
    Water pumps ususlly fail, because of a bad bearing or seal, rather than not pumping enough water.
    Lee

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