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After starting car overheatings begins with in minutes,the leak is a constant drip from engine.Can not determine where the leak is coming from.

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If a car overheats even when full of coolant you might have a warped or cracked block and cylinder head. Do a compression check. remove the plugs and spin the engine. If you have uneven compression or coolant comes out the holes there are serious problems.

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