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Check to o-ring on the cap the cap might be bad

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What is causing it to boil

Are you talking about the cooling system? What vehicle? Common causes for overheating vehicle cooling systems are low coolant (usually a leak - many causes and may not be showing the leak), plugged radiator, bad thermostat or bad rad cap.

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Tengo un problema con mi malibu al alcanzar la temperatura de 100 grados el anticongelante se tira por el deposito

here, ill google translate this for you.
Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu Open Question I have a problem? with my Malibu to reach the temperature of 100 degrees antifreeze is pulled from the warehouse Whether you change temperature , radiator and tank sensor and nothing.

100C? is boiling temperature of pure water,sea level.
Normal temp is 87C. with anitfreeze the coolant boils at
132C. (under 12psi cap pressure)

over heating has many causes.
coolant not tool low? levels? inside RAD actual, dead cold.
got leaks?
try a new cap and new thermostat first , they are cheap.

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I have a hino 1995 ff2h h07c-turbo experiencing overheating problem. When I'm driving suburban street below 65kms the engine temperature is moderate. However once I drive on motorway exceeding 70kms...

You say its overheating but not loosing coolant, is it truly overheating or is the gauge telling fibs. You seem to have done all the right things but if it retains its coolant I don't see a reason other than the gauge. When you next run it and it shows overheat on the gauge, get a rag and very gently crack the rad cap. If hot water comes out but no steam then it may not be too hot. If after a few minutes you are able to safely remove the cap see what the gauge says with the key on but not running. If the gauge says its still high then the gauge is faulty because its obviously not boiling the coolant.
Lastly, have the rad cap checked or replaced because the cap is crucial to the boiling point of the coolant. Make sure the cap pressure setting is right for your vehicle, too low and it will boil easier.

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I'll try to be brief. 2 months ago heard boiling

That car is over heating! Things to check #1Fan does it run #2thermostat change it #3 water pump pull the top rad hose to see if the pump is pushing water #4 last but worst flush the rad check to see that ther is good flow through it may be nessasary to change it. I'm sure one of these will sove your problem.

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You could just be burning it up. Do you have accesive white smoky exhaust?
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